Have you been failing in bodybuilding no matter how hard you try? If your answer to this question is yes, then the reason why you have not been succeeding could be because you are committing the following mistakes which could be jeopardizing your muscle growth.
1. Ignoring the self
For you to be able to grow your muscles you need to first understand the state your body is in. You need to take note of the current state of your body so that you can be able to choose a training system whichM will help you realize your goal. There are three body types which include: Endomorphs, Ectomorphs, and Mesomorphs. Therefore the training regimen you use should be tailor made to suite your body type.
2. Improper Training
If you do not use proper techniques in your training you will not be able to transform your body and succeed in bodybuilding. The use of proper techniques during training is what separates the failures and the winners in bodybuilding. The proper techniques to use include the use of compound movements and the use of progressive resistance training. Squatting exercises are a very good example of compound movement exercises. As a bodybuilder you need to focus more on compound movements because they train more than one muscle group at the same time as compared to isolation movements.
3. Lack of a proper Nutritional plan
If you do not have a proper nutritional plan then there is no way you are going to succeed as a bodybuilder. Nutrition plays a major role when it comes to muscle building. There are certain foods which are a must for bodybuilders. They include carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and healthy fat. A bodybuilder needs to go on a high protein diet because proteins are the building blocks of muscles. For muscle hypertrophy to take place a bodybuilder needs plenty of proteins since they are used to repair worn out muscle tissues.
Muscle growth occurs when the muscle are repairing themselves after the intense damage brought about during training and for this process to occur they require plenty of proteins. As a bodybuilder it is also expected of you to increase your carbohydrate intake so that you can be able to supply the body with the needed energy to undertake intense training. Carbohydrates contain plenty of calories which are the chief source of fuel for the body, without which one cannot be able to train intensely in the gym.
If you do not increase your intake of carbohydrates the body will burn proteins in order to generate energy hence there will be very little proteins remaining in the store to help the muscles with the recovery process. Therefore in order to ensure that there is enough proteins in store to help in muscle growth you need to increase your carbohydrate intake as well. Healthy fat contains a lot of calories which are a great source of fuel for your body.
4. Take adequate Rest
You cannot succeed to build your muscles if you do not take adequate rest at night when sleeping and also during bodybuilding workouts.