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The Best Ways to Build Muscle

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Are you ready to begin building muscle mass and tone? Building muscle tone might be simpler than you think and won’t require hours and hours of working out in the gym. Gaining muscle mass is more strategy than anything else. What are the best ways to build muscle?

Whether you’re a man or a woman this list has the easiest solutions to building muscle mass with the quickest results. You might not have ever thought that one of the easiest ways to build muscle tone is to not work out too much. Sound too good to be true? Test drive some of these suggestions and see how quickly your muscles develop.

This list features the best ideas for building muscles, as ranked by the community. Vote up the best ways to build muscle below.
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    Change Your Routine

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    Changing up your workout routine every three to four weeks can significantly boost your body's ability to produce muscle mass. Your muscles can get used to your workout routines quickly so changing your actual workouts, the reps you complete or the amount of time you spend on them can help keep your muscles guessing and working hard.
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    Limit Your Cardio Workouts

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    Two days per week of light jogging is good for your heart, but much more than that won't help your body build muscles. Keep your cardio workouts to around 30 minutes per session.
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    Stretching

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    Stretching of any kind will tremendously help improve muscle tone. It allows the muscle just enough steady resistance to kick it into overdrive, building muscle mass for your body.
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