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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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For maximum muscle growth should one work out everyday, or

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For maximum muscle growth should one work out everyday, or let muscles to rest 24 hours?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
Hi. Actually you should only work on one body part once a week. You can train daily, but, for example, if you're working on your pecs, then you should only do that particular exercise once a week.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

What's the science behind that

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
The muscles need time both to recover and to begin to build extra muscle. If you overwork a muscle group it can actually injure the muscle and prevent significant growth
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Interesting, what's the best exercise to lost an apple belly?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
Sorry for the delay--abdominal crunches along with a nutrient dense diet of fresh green and leafy veggies and fruits, nuts, coconut milk, tofu or tempeh, and no more than three servings per week of lean meats, fish, and poultry