It’s okay to make mistakes, we are finally all people. It’s just not good to always make the same mistakes. Most of the people who start weight training do not see the required muscle gains even after 2–3 years of regular workouts. This is because they keep making the same mistakes at the gym, which stalls their progress.
Here is our list of top 5 muscle building mistakes which you should avoid making the most out of your workout sessions –
- Poor Nutrition:
‘Doing crunches and continuing to eat poorly is like, detailing your car and continuing to drive in the mud.’ Workouts will only break your muscle, to build and repair you need a good diet plan rich in protein. To build muscle you should have your nutrition on point.
- Lifting heavier than your capacity:
Lifting heavy by compromising the form will have adverse effects on other body parts that are in use and may cause injuries. So see to that you lift according to your capacity and with correct form, which will help make better mind-muscle connection, leading to more muscle recruitment.
- Not enough sleep:
Your body needs quality sleep, especially if you’re involved with the kind of demanding physical activities such as weight training. When you train heavy at the gym, you tear your muscle fibers. If you do not get enough sleep, your body is unable to repair these fibers which can lead to overtraining and serious injuries.
- No Compound lifts:
Compound exercises promote testosterone production they also help build muscle quickly. Studies have shown testosterone to be a trigger for powerful muscle growth and strength adaptations in resistance training males. Compound lifts should be the main foundation of your training program for long-term progress.
- You Don’t Measure Progress:
So many people just go through the motions with their workouts. Going to the gym day after day and mindlessly, performing the same workout week after week, which stalls their progress. Hence it is a good idea to always keep track of your progress and remember what gets measured gets improved.