You may be thinking that you’re doing everything right in your workouts, but to be completely honest, you’re most likely doing at least a couple of things wrong. However, it happens to everyone and nobody gets weight lifting right the first time. If you feeling like you’re doing something wrong this article discusses with you the common muscle building mistakes that lots of men make. You can train a few times per week, eat healthy food and still continue to struggle to build muscle and lose fat. At some point though you’ll realize that your fitness goals have come to a standstill.
We understand that when it comes to weight lifting there is so much that goes into it. Things like eating the appropriate foods, choosing which days to workout which muscles, switching out your workouts every few weeks, things you need to do post workout and so much more! There is a lot to remember, but many people tend to make muscle building mistakes that they don’t even realize. These are all very common mistakes, but overtime once you develop a routine you’ll realize that they’ve become a habit for you! So keep reading on to find out what exactly these mistakes are!
What Are Common Muscle Building Mistakes?
If you feel like you haven’t made any progress for the past few months of working out, you probably could be making at least one or more of these mistakes. There’s more to just the workout, and eating properly.
- You’re probably not eating enough food. If you’re not the muscle weight you want to be at, you probably aren’t eating enough food. In between your three meals a day, make some sort of super shake with protein in it. Protein packs on a lot of calories and turns to muscle easily. This is very common if you have a crazy-fast metabolism as well.
- Don’t use just one workout program. Guys who want to add muscle, choose a program for them and they follow that program for at least two months. Typically, guys who become impatient stay skinny, no matter how hard they work out. Once you find a program that fits for you, be patient and within a few months you’ll start to see the results you’ve been wanting. Overtime, your body is going to reach that standstill and you’ll have to adjust your workouts to build even more muscle.
- You collect too much information. Because you’re so excited about working out and transforming your body; you read a couple of articles on working out and nutrition every day, but they can either be a hit or miss in the gym with you. That’s because not every workout regimen is designed for everyone. Try avoid reading articles in magazines or watching videos on other peoples workout plans.
- You don’t measure your progress. Successful measuring such as how much weight they lifted in the gym or how many meals they eat are is how you will gain muscle. By being able to measure successes from workout to workout, you know what to do in your next workout for your improvement.
- You don’t have a mentor or social support. Find a gym buddy with the same goals as you, or hire a personal trainer! With their help, you figure out how to do the work, and you’ll also find your motivation to want to workout harder!