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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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    Use Full Body Workouts

    Your body will get the best results from your workout routine by training the entire body in a single workout. Also working out only the upper body or lower body, in one session will tremendously improve your muscle mass.
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  • 2

    Eat Regularly

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    Eating five or six smaller portioned meals daily builds muscle tone more quickly than eating the standard three meals a day. Skipping meals when on the go can significantly reduce your body's ability to build muscle.
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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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    Limit Your Reps

    Don't do more than 20 sets of exercises at a time. Performing around 12 sets is even better. Exercising less, with higher weights actually results in the most muscle growth. Avoid working out for more than 45 minutes at a time, allowing your muscles to rebuild between sessions.
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