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Muscle Building Mistakes That Are Robbing You Of Your Gains

You go to the gym, eat your meals, take your whey protein shakes, and you sleep like a baby. Yet for some reason, you just aren’t getting the results that you want. You think you are doing everything correct, but you just might be making these 4 muscle building mistakes…
Muscle Building Mistake #1
Not training with intensity. There is a fine line between showing up to the gym, and actually training in the gym to build muscle. Simply showing up to the gym doesn’t put pounds and pounds of rock hard muscle onto your physique. You MUST train with intensity in order to produce desire results. Intensity should be the foundation of your training. Here is a tip. Keep your weight training sessions from 30-60 minutes. Doing this allow you to keep a sprint mentality and put the most amount of focus and intensity into your training. More intensity. More muscle!

Muscle Building Mistake #2
Not following through. Did you do everything you needed to do today that will allow you to build muscle? For example, getting to the gym, eating all 5 meals, writing down your progress, etc. Awesome! You must do that on a consistent basis. Building muscle doesn’t happen by accident. You must follow through with the fundamentals on a daily basis in order to see results. One day on and one day off doesn’t cut it. Which leads me to my next point…
Muscle Building Mistake #3
Trying to reinvent the wheel. This happens when someone decides to try something completely new and go against with what always works… the fundamentals. Do yourself a favor and keep it simple. Eat the foods you know you should be eating (lean proteins, complex carbs, and healthy fats) and follow through with training routines that have been used by those who have built muscle.
Muscle Building Mistake #4
Focusing on the pump. So many lifters swear by the pump, which is basically when blood gets “trapped” in the muscles which causes it to expand. Although the pump is awesome psychologically, it doesn’t relate to muscle growth. Stimulating the muscle properly through heavy lifting builds muscle, not just the pump by itself.