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What is the most effective way to build muscle?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Resistence training

To build muscle, one must challenge the muscle to the point of failure.
This will cause change in the muscle anatomy to enlarge and increase strength. For instance if you want to build stronger biceps, 1-3 sets of arm curls 2-3 times per week. The number of repetitions should be such that you cannot complete the last repetition. Yoga and pilates do not bulk you up but increase muscle endurance.

In brief: Resistence training

To build muscle, one must challenge the muscle to the point of failure.
This will cause change in the muscle anatomy to enlarge and increase strength. For instance if you want to build stronger biceps, 1-3 sets of arm curls 2-3 times per week. The number of repetitions should be such that you cannot complete the last repetition. Yoga and pilates do not bulk you up but increase muscle endurance.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Build muscle

Healthy life style, proper nutrition with adequate protein, exercise, avoid smoking and recreational drugs.

In brief: Build muscle

Healthy life style, proper nutrition with adequate protein, exercise, avoid smoking and recreational drugs.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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