We talk a lot about what to do and how to train your body for growth, but what are some mistakes when building muscle?
First, there is such a thing as over-working your muscles. While this doesn’t mean, ‘hey I’m sore from my workout yesterday so I better rest today’. It does mean you want to space out your muscle groups with at least 72 hours between. So if I do chest on Monday, I want to wait till Thurs before I work it out again.
Second, slow the crap down. I talk a lot about this in my videos. But all to often there are people powering through their sets, abandoning form and slow controlled reps, just to hit a number regardless of the fact they are throwing their whole body into the movement. Five very slow and controlled reps with proper form, are going to do far more for you than 15 that you rush through.
Third, don’t overwork. While you need to get in your full workout, there is no reason to spend an hour and a half in the gym or more. Rest up to a minute in between sets, but get in there and kick butt. Work hard, get out of breath. Sweat. That’s what you are there to do, not look pretty.