Muscle building can feel like an impossible process. So many people put their time in with resistance training and see little to know results. Because of this scores of lifters quit before they get anywhere close to their goals.
Why are people failing to build muscle? Let’s look at some common reasons.
- Lack of Consistency – You’re missing too many workouts. It’s ok to miss a small handful of workouts each year, but not each month.
- Lack of Progress – You’re not pushing for progressive overload. If you aren’t challenging your body, it has little reason to grow.
- Poor Exercise Selection – Are you choosing the most challenging barbell and dumbbell exercises, or avoiding them?
- No Patience – Muscle building takes years, not weeks. You might be making progress, but expecting too much it too short a period of time.
What muscle building mistakes have you made? Let us know in the comments section below.