Muscle Building - Mistakes you need to stop NOW!
And the fact is, muscle growth is a straightforward process. But there are lots of mistakes you could make and waste a considerable amount of energy and time.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the three biggest muscle-building mistakes.
Not Eating Enough
When looking to build something, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Exactly, materials. That’s because you can’t make something out of thin air, even if you hire the best crew on the planet.
The same goes for muscle mass. Like any other tissue in your body, muscle also requires energy to be repaired and grown.
The problem most people have is not with training; it’s with eating enough quality calories to allow muscles to develop.
If food is the fuel for muscle growth, then training is the thing that directs energy to the right places. Eating lots of calories won’t do anything other than make you fat unless there is a stimulus to your muscles. That way, you signal your body to direct those resources to repair and grow the muscle, not turn into fat tissue.
But the stimulus also needs to become greater over time if you want your muscles to grow bigger. The best way to achieve that is to get stronger and lift more weight for more repetitions over time.
Not Doing it Consistently
Eating enough and training properly are both needed, but what ties them together into an effective bundle is consistency.
The truth is, muscle growth takes a long time, more than most of us would like. To build a decent amount of muscle, you need to be consistent with your nutrition and training for a long time.
Sure, eating well and training hard for a week is better than not doing anything, but don’t expect to become the next Mr. Olympia.