Posted @withrepost@medichbrand 🔹 Stuck working out and not building muscle? 🔹
There’s a ton of potential reasons for this, but most people tend to fall into the same few mistakes.
Here are 8 of the most common reasons people struggle to build muscle:
1. If you’re not eating enough, you won’t gain muscle. Period. If you think you are and you’re not tracking your calories or eating on a consistent schedule, then chances are you’re not. So eat enough consistently.
2. You stimulate muscle growth in the gym but if you’re not recovering from your training, you’re simply breaking down muscle and not letting it repair. Sleep is priority one for nervous system and muscular recovery. Aim for 7-9 hours a night consistently.
3. Ever see a marathon runner? They’re in phenomenal shape, but they’re not carrying a lot of excess muscle. You can only ask so much of your body, prioritize strength training over cardio if your main goal is to build muscle.
4. Like I said earlier training without sufficient recovery is counterproductive. But if you’re training too hard In the gym, you might not even be able to recover from the stresses you’re putting on yourself. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself in and out of the gym. Stimulate your body, don’t annihilate it.
5. You need protein to build muscle. Shoot for a MINIMUM of .75 grams per pound of bodyweight every day.
6. If you’re inconsistent, or you’re just going through the motions and not busting your ass in the gym. Then stop asking why, start working hard.
7. Volume is simply a measure of how much work you’re doing in the gym. Volume = sets x reps. If you’re not stimulating your muscles enough, then they will not grow. Just make sure you’re hitting the gym at least 3 times a week and this shouldn’t be a problem.
8. Imagine this, you have a history exam, specifically on World War II. So you decide fuck it, I’ll go to the library when I feel like it and read a bunch of random history books. Probably not going to work right? So if you have a specific goal in the gym, make a plan to accomplish it. Even if this just means finding a program online, writing down your reps and sets and sticking to it.
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