With all the hard work and sweat you put into your exercise regimen at
yourlocal iron jungle, the last thing you want to do is short change
your gains by making these 3 common mistakes...
1. Not setting short term, realistic goals
It's easy to get sucked into the supplement company ads promising
gains of "20 lbs in the next 3 days!". while posing a steroid-using pro
behind a bottle of "magic pills".
Unrealistic expectations only lead to frustration...which leads to NEVER
making the gains you're after.
Although there are programs that will allow you to make above average
gains, average bodybuilders should shoot for about 2 lbs of lean muscle
mass per month.
This may not seem like much, but at the end of a year...you have an
extra 24 lbs. of LEAN MUSCLE on your body! Picture THAT in your
2. Not tracking your progress
Are those extra pounds on the scale coming from the muscle you've
been working so hard at developing...or are they added FAT from your
Sure you need to eat more in order to grow, but unless you know
precisely the right balance of what to take in versus the sweat you're
putting in at the gym, the "mass" you put on may be closer to your
stomach than your chest.
3. Sacrificing form for ego
A quick question for you...
Which is more important...impressing the "no-necks" at the gym for
45 minutes a day with the amount of weight you can load up on the bar...
or impressing your friends and coworkers the other 15 hours of the day
with a body you can really show off?
If you chose the latter then make sure you're using a weight that's only
enough to allow you to reach muscular failure at your target reps with
the strictest of form.
Loading too much weight on the bar forces you to "cheat" by depending
on other muscles to do the work your "target" muscles can't.
By using the exercise's full range of motion and focusing on the muscles
designed for the movement, you're guaranteed to stimulate deep growth
that will pay off well after you've left the gym floor.
About the Author:
Jeff Anderson "The Muscle Nerd" is the author of this revolutionary new training
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