Ok I give up!
Is that how you feel when you are on a muscle building plan that just seems to be not working anymore ? You may have had great results in the beginning but now things have come to a screeching halt. Better yet, you are not on any program at all and you’re just winging it. Well I can tell you that every muscle building programs lifespan is very short. You’ll see great gains in the beginning but then suddenly your body adapts. What do you do?
We are going to dive in and debunk some common myths about muscle building programs.
1. I have to work out even harder than I did before.
While there may be some little truth to this like adding a few more pounds to your bench the next time you do chest, sometimes doing something different is far better. You can only add weight so many times before you stop, so then what?
Most programs need to be switch up after 4-6 weeks. Your body adapts to different stresses very quickly and when that happens its time to switch things up a bit. We are creatures of habit and we tend to stick with the same training methods for months or even years. You got to change it up. Hire a trainer if you need to. A really good one will change it up for you all the time.
How do people get those crazy looking physiques that they have? Is it because they stuck with one thing? Or a variety of things? While some programs will get you well on your way towards your physique goals it won’t make you look like a cover model on the front of a magazine. Those guys on the magazines and bodybuilders did a variety of programs through years and years of different forms of training. Just be ready to invest in yourself over a period of years.
It’s just like in life, you go through different seasons and things change. There are good times and not so good times but nothing is permanent. Take what you are doing in the season that you’re in seriously and when it’s over move on to the next one. I know it’s natural to stick to one thing, we are creatures of habit but its time to get uncomfortable and move forward.
2. All I have to do is buy the supplements advertised in muscle building magazines to look like him or her.
Don’t be fooled by the guy or girl inside the muscle building magazines advertising that x supplement will make you look like a fitness model or bodybuilder. Do supplements help? To a degree, but don’t totally rely on them until your training and nutrition are 90-100% dialed in.
Most of the models you see in the muscle building magazines are either on steroids or a little bit photo shopped.
3. I don’t have good genetics to build muscle.
Don’t believe the lie that you have to have good genetics to build muscle, that’s just an excuse some people use to not go to the gym.
We all have some type of limitations but that doesn’t mean that you can’t change your physique and build muscle. Genetics only play a very small role to your muscle building goals. I come from a family who doesn’t have the best genetics and in my early years I was very skinny. As I began to educate myself on nutrition and building muscle, I put on weight, built muscle, got my nutrition in order and still do it today.
If you are dedicated to your physique goals you can go well beyond your genetic potential.
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