Packing on muscle is no easy feat regardless of whether you’re a string bean or a husky guy. And why you’re missing out on gains is typically caused by a number of reasons that can be easily avoided. So if you’re frustrated about being stuck in the place and at the same weight, it’s time to assess what you’re doing and make a change.
Lady or dude, if you’ve been working and working for more muscle but haven’t seen any gains, you’re probably making one or more of these 21 mistakes.
Achieving lean mass is rarely easy, but it’s easier if you avoid the following errors.
#1 – You don’t eat enough
I give every new client a simple analogy: Can you build a house with blueprints, construction workers, but no raw materials? Nope.
Muscle doesn’t appear by magic. Muscle requires the right amount of nutrients to grow. That includes protein, carbs, and fat. If you don’t eat enough, your body can’t use calories for repair and growth. You can lift weights until you’re blue in the face, but without excess calories, resistance training won’t affect your muscle mass.
I’m not saying you should order pizza and eat an entire gallon of ice cream. Plan your meals and learn how many calories you need for a small surplus. Otherwise, you might add too much excess fat. You don’t what that kind of size.