Training and eating right is healthy for sure. However, many people are having a hard time building the body that they want. The majority wants to get results overnight. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.
In this post, I’m going to reveal the 3 common mistakes the majority are doing when it comes to bodybuilding or lifting weights.
#1 Bad Workout Plan
Something that many beginners do wrong when starting to lift weights is that many of them have bad workout plans.
They think training is very simple and by picking up random weights while doing 15 different exercises with numerous amount of reps is going to get them the body of their dreams.
While in reality, the majority are over training themselves and this is where I come to the second mistake…
#2 Over Training
Some people think that training 6 to 7 times a week is the most efficient routine. However, is not about how long or how much you train.
What matters is that if you are getting stronger on your key exercises, then you are going to get stronger in general, and if you are getting stronger, you will look bigger overtime.
Focus on getting stronger on your compound exercises!
The problem with over training is that you are not giving your body enough time to grow and to recover. If you do not give your body enough time to recover, then increasing the weights on your key exercises is going to be hard. In addition to that, you may even get weaker.
#3 Bad Nutrition Plan
Another thing that beginners do wrong when starting with bodybuilding is the amount of protein and food that they eat. Most teenagers have a bad nutrition plan. There are people out there thinking that eating as much protein as they can, will get them more muscle. The same thing goes with training, the more you train, the more you will gain. However, it does not work that way either.
According to an article on bodybuilding.com, studies have shown that eating any more than 0.82 grams of protein per pound has no benefits. I believe it because my “online trainer” Greg O’ Gallagher and other trainers mean it as well, and it makes sense. In order to gain weight (muscle mass), you have to eat a certain amount of calories, not protein.
I am not saying to stop eating protein. In fact, protein is a very important macro nutrient that is required to build muscle, just don’t overdo it. This is something many teenagers do not understand. The worst thing about this is that a lot of them are eating over 1.6 grams per pound of body weight.
Eating this amount of protein everyday can cause serious injury to your kidney overtime, for the same reason, because you are overloading the liver with too much protein.
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