5 mistakes that one usually commits while working out to build muscles
Many Fitness freaks may work out several times a week, eat healthy and still struggle to build muscle or lose fat. Despite lifting heavy weight several times, they don’t get the required results that they are looking for in their physique. Why does such a thing happen?
There are some very commonly made mistakes by people who aspire to workout for building muscle.
- Not eating enough/as much as required
You have to calibrate your calorie intake with the amount of muscle you intend on putting up. If you have been working hard in lifting weight sand still not getting results you seek, chances are that you have eating less. Now, you don’t have to become a calories hogging machine but you have to increase the intake of food. You do have to take care that the foods that you intake are healthy. Consume lot of lean proteins.
Following are some foods that you can add to your diet:
Unsweetened almond milk, frozen fruit, spinach, protein powder, nuts.
- Inconsistency with the workout programme
Chances are that you are not hitting the gym as often as you are required to or not putting in the required number of hours. Building muscle requires a consistent workout schedule. Choose a schedule and stick to it for at least two months. Most people don’t get the change they are looking for in their body because they are too impatient to actually stick to a workout routine.
- Browsing the internet too much for information
If you are scourging for information too much on the internet for achieving your set targets, chances are you will end up getting yourself puzzled and doing less. It actually decreases on the efficiency. So, research and discuss with your guide/mentor and stick to the plan and while doing so, try to understand your body’s reaction and response towards the whole process.
- You don’t keep track of your progress
Measuring the progress on the path is very important. It keeps you motivated and you will know where you are headed and whether you are proceeding in the right direction or not. If you don’t measure, you will never know whether you put on half an inch of muscle or whether you lost an inch. So, it’s imperative that you must keep track of your growth.
- You don’t have a mentor
Having a coach/mentor will save you from months of frustration. A good mentor will always help you plan your workout best and understand the needs of your body during the workout and post the workout.
Make a note of all these pointers and see a definite change!!!
NEERAJ MEHTA (PhD.)
Master Trainer: GFFI Fitness Academy