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How often should I workout if I want to gain muscle mass, what protein supplements if any should I take?
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: 4-5 days/week
To increase muscle mass, strength training 4-5 days/week with 2 recuperative days is recommended.
A diet high in protein should be sufficient nutrition, but if you are not sure about your protein intake, then a protein supplement should help.

In brief: 4-5 days/week
To increase muscle mass, strength training 4-5 days/week with 2 recuperative days is recommended.
A diet high in protein should be sufficient nutrition, but if you are not sure about your protein intake, then a protein supplement should help.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Francine Yep
How much protein should you eat? Here's a cool calculator: http://www.healthyveganrecipes.net/featured/protein-calculator
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 2-3 times a wk
Strength training 2-3 times a week helps to build muscle mass.
Protein supplements aren't necessary but you should be getting adequate protein in your diet. Talk with your doctor or a nutritionist to determine how much protein you should be getting for your age and weight. The institute of medicine recommends 0.8 grams/kg bodyweight/day.

In brief: 2-3 times a wk
Strength training 2-3 times a week helps to build muscle mass.
Protein supplements aren't necessary but you should be getting adequate protein in your diet. Talk with your doctor or a nutritionist to determine how much protein you should be getting for your age and weight. The institute of medicine recommends 0.8 grams/kg bodyweight/day.
Dr. Swati Avashia
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Strength training 2-3 times per week is maintenance of muscle mass, not building.
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