There Are Many Reasons Why You Can’t ‘Build Muscle Mass’

Here are the most important three

Some people find it very difficult to Build muscle mass, but there are some common factors that seem to be common to all gyms and training venues across the world.

Let’s take a look at these 3 common factors for not building muscle mass and address their issues…

1. Knowledge…

When you first go to the gym you have no idea on how to train, so you take advice or watch those around you in the gym hoping to get a clear picture. Unfortunately, for most they end up listening too or watching someone who in fact has no idea of what they are doing’… so the watcher ends up with the wrong information.

This sadly is an all too common occurrence in most gyms…You can’t guess at this game.

In order to move forward you must learn from those in the know, fully understanding what you have learnt, then driving it forward with commitment.

2. Diets…

People go to the gym for all manner of reasons, to gain muscle mass, tone-up, lose weight, or to become fit. But regardless of the reasons, in order to achieve success in the gym you need to pay attention to your nutritional and diet requirements.

So don’t follow the diet plans you read about in the magazines.

‘Why’, because they are to general in nature… one size fits all.

A diet must be personalized to fit you, your body type, your nutritional needs, your calorie requirements, and fit around your training goals… increase muscle mass, fitness, toning, etc.

3. The bulking myth…

Today there are tens of thousands of people trying to gain weight, and many will be going through a procedure known as bulking-up’! I’m glad to report that for some this will be a very successful campaign, but for the vast majority of people training today, this procedure will be a…disaster.

So what’s the idea behind ‘bulking-up’?

It’s well-known amongst bodybuilders that in order to increase muscle mass one has to increase your calorie intake. And for a small majority with perfect genetics this procedure is great, because they don’t run the risk of increasing their body fat and can eat until the cows come home. But in reality that doesn’t describe most of the population.

So what’s wrong with increasing body fat in order to increase muscle size?

Well in theory its sound advice, because your body doesn’t divide calories equally amongst body functions. It tends to supply calories to the most important organs first, leaving little or no calories for muscle growth, to get around this problem you increase your calorie intake. But unfortunately, for most of the bodybuilding populace this leaves them with a bigger problem to solve, ‘how’ to get rid of the excessive body fat accumulated during the bulking-up period.

Now you might say…”so what”…but in a nutshell “it’s downright stupid”!

After this bulking up period comes the diet, and it’s at this stage when everything begins to go pear shaped.

Some very important information for you to understand, ‘it’s a biological fact that when reducing (dieting) body fat, you will lose muscle volume too’; they go hand-in-hand and cannot be avoided.

So the scenario goes something like this…

You put on body weight to help increase muscle size’ only to lose it again when you diet… ‘Crazy’!

There is only one way to successfully put on, and keep muscle mass, and that’s too only put on muscle mass!

To be successful in the art of bodybuilding, you need to learn and understand your own bodies nutritional and calorie needs.

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