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Thursday, January 24, 2019

7 Mistakes You Are Making When Trying To Build Muscle

7 Mistakes You Are Making When Trying To Build Muscle

Are you guilty?

Mistake #1) Not setting written, specific, measurable goals.

Bad goal: "I want to gain more muscle."  

Better goal: "I want to gain 9 pounds." 

Best goal: "I want to gain 9 pounds of lean muscle by May 31, 2019." 

Mistake #2) Being terrified of "losing your abs". 
Listen, you won't gain 20 pounds of fat overnight. If you take a shower every day then you'll know if you are starting to gain fat. But with the right nutrition and workout plan, you'll have no problem keeping your abs while you gain muscle.

Mistake #3) Not getting stronger.
As Alwyn Cosgrove says, "If you focus on performance, your physique will improve". This goes for fat loss (through intervals), and muscle building (through strength).   

Mistake #4) Avoiding carbohydrates. 
I know, you don't want to lose your abs, and everyone at the gym and all your favorite magazines are talking about how bad carbs are for you...but as Jason Ferruggia says, "You can't build muscle without carbs." 
Again, you won't lose your abs overnight. Eat the right carbohydrates, such as oats, yams, potatoes (with skin), and fruit, and you'll get the carbs you need without losing the abs you love. 

Time your carbs around your workout times to get an even better benefit!

Mistake #5) Skipping meals.
When I was a kid, I read all the bodybuilder magazines, and I remember Jay Cutler, one of the greatest bodybuilders of the modern era, saying, "I'll miss a workout, but I will NEVER miss a meal." 
Your body needs fuel to grow and repair. Take your muscle-building nutrition as seriously as you take your fat loss nutrition.

Stop depriving yourself, slowing metabolism, and ruining your hormone levels!
Mistake #6) Switching programs frequently.
That works for getting good at a lot of things, but it's not the best way to build muscle. You need to follow a program that causes muscle growth and adaptation over 4 weeks and then changes. 
Stick with any program for at least 4-6 weeks. Women tend to take 6-8!

Mistake #7) Trying to do it all ALONE without support.
Listen, just like with fat loss, you need a support community or partner to hold you accountable, keep you focused, and provide immediate answers when you're stuck. 
Choose the right people. As personal development legend Jim Rohn said, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with."
So if you hang around skinny or overweight people that are negative, eat poorly, and don't go to the gym, your odds of success are low. Fortunately, you can get support and accountability on the Internet. 

If you are ready to stop making one - or more - of these mistakes, and you want to gain muscle while keeping off the fat you can join me on playbook and start getting the RIGHT coaching and results without bogus claims and equipment. All you need is some space and hard work!

Now, go rock out your Thursday Friends! Click here to start training with me FREE!

Until next time, 

Coach Mikey

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