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Hard for me to grow muscles... Why? Im pretty sure all of my exercises are effective

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine

In brief: Genetics, age, food

Many factors play a role in muscle development.
If you are before puberty or in your upper middle age (> 55), then muscle growth is challenging. Most strengthening exercises done with 2-3 sets and 10-15 reps/set will result in muscle growth and strength gains. Evaluate your nutrition- make sure you are getting enough calories and protein (1-1.5 grams/kilogram/day). Genetics also play a big role.

In brief: Genetics, age, food

Many factors play a role in muscle development.
If you are before puberty or in your upper middle age (> 55), then muscle growth is challenging. Most strengthening exercises done with 2-3 sets and 10-15 reps/set will result in muscle growth and strength gains. Evaluate your nutrition- make sure you are getting enough calories and protein (1-1.5 grams/kilogram/day). Genetics also play a big role.
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