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How to gain muscle ?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Work hard

You gain muscle by subjecting your body to a load that it cannot handle, allow appropriate time and rest for your body to accomodate, and provide your body with the appropriate nutrition to support that activity.
That translates into hard work in the gym while avoiding overtraining, getting enough sleep, and eating a well balanced diet. There are no safe, legal shortcuts.

In brief: Work hard

You gain muscle by subjecting your body to a load that it cannot handle, allow appropriate time and rest for your body to accomodate, and provide your body with the appropriate nutrition to support that activity.
That translates into hard work in the gym while avoiding overtraining, getting enough sleep, and eating a well balanced diet. There are no safe, legal shortcuts.
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