Regardless of whether youre wanting to become an adonis, toned to perfection, or looking to bulk up for a strength event or personal reasons, muscle is going to be a key aspect of your physical exercise. For many people though, try as they might, their muscle size may not be developing or growing at the rate they wish. Lets take a look at reasons why this may be the case.
It might be hard to admit to yourself, but it could just be that your form is off. It happens to all of us, but it can impact on your training regime much more than you might think. As with anything, how you do something is just as important as what youre doing. If youre throwing heavy weights around badly, either because of your mood, understanding or technique, the way your body responds wont be what you want. Its much better to use a full range of body movements with controlled temp to yield better results.
Ive talked many times about the symbiotic nature of the relationship between food and exercise. One affects the other so much. If youre not building muscle as youd like, it could be that you are either not eating enough, or at least, not eating the right food that will let you create muscle. To build muscle effectively you need the right balance and the correct levels of protein, carbohydrates and overall calories. To get the results you want in the end, youve got to start with the right components and the food you eat goes a long way to give you that.
Training schedules shouldnt be written in stone. They need to be able to grow and adapt as your body does. The training youre doing at the beginning, shouldnt be the same as youre doing months further down the line. Your training needs to progress and for it to progress, it needs a structure. If youre going to the gym at random times and doing random exercises, its not going to be a bad thing necessarily, but the ad-hoc nature of that means that it can not bring consistent goals. Instead, build a schedule that builds as you get stronger. Your body will thank you for it.