The standard answer to what’s the best way to build muscle is to lift moderately heavy weights for 3-4 sets and 8-12 repetitions. This is the protocol that countless trainers and exercisers have lived and died by for decades. The problem is, this protocol does not work for all people.

So, what happens when the standard exercise prescriptions to build muscle don’t work? Is there another way to build muscle? Do people respond differently to exercise? And if so, is there a way to find out what would be the best way to build muscle for each individual?

Testosterone and muscle

Whether you are male or female, testosterone is

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