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15 Tips to Gain Muscle

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2. Eat Enough Protein

Protein is the main building block of muscle. There are many rules of thumb regarding protein, but one of the most important is to simply eat enough protein to support muscle growth. This is generally agreed upon as being one gram per pound of body weight at the minimum. For someone who is 200 pounds, this is only 800 calories per day from protein. Anyone who works out to gain muscle needs to scale their protein with their workouts. The more you exercise, the more protein you need in order to gain weight and muscle over a period of time. Always make sure to try to get your protein sources from lean meats and fish.

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