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Friday, May 12, 2017

The 3 Mistakes That Stop You Building Muscle

Building muscle is one of the most common and popular health goals, and it’s not too hard to understand why this might be the case. After all, if you are able to build muscle then it can work wonders for a variety of reasons. One particular benefit is that you will feel psychologically much better about yourself. This is often especially true for men, but women can also benefit from being able to build more muscle. Beyond that, it is also good for your body to give it different kinds of exercise, so mixing in some strength workouts with your cardiovascular is always a good idea. However, there are some common mistakes that people routinely make which can preclude them from building the muscle they would like to see. Let’s have a look and see what those mistakes are.


Not Eating Enough

It might be that you are keen on losing weight as well as building muscle. That’s fine, but in order to gain that muscle you do actually need to eat quite a lot of food. If you fail to get enough in your diet, then you won’t have the energy in your body to grow the muscles at all. More than anything, you want to eat plenty of protein - but not just any protein. The best kind of protein is what is known as ‘complete’. You can get this protein from many natural foods - red meat, fish and kidney beans are particularly strong examples. Make sure you eat plenty of calories too, and that you always have a post-workout snack to help your muscles repair.

Not Using Supplements Properly

Whether or not to use supplements at all is of course entirely up to you. But if you do decide to use them, then you absolutely need to make sure that you are using them correctly. If you are unsure about the correct usage of supplements, it is well worth looking into before you carry on with your physical fitness regime. There are many examples out there which any MD Health resource would recommend, and they vary from person to person. So make sure that you do everything you can to find the supplement that works best for you. This alone will make a huge difference to your muscle building.


Not Varying Your Exercises

Most people have one or two muscle groups that they mostly want to focus on. If that is true for you, then by all means you should concentrate on the workout that will benefit that area. However, it is also true that you want to vary your exercise a little if you want to see real improvements. If you only ever stick to the same thing, you will find that after a while you stop really seeing any improvements - and that can be quite disheartening to see. Be sure to vary your workout types if you want to really see vast improvements fast, otherwise you might be disappointed at what you see happening to your muscles.