12 Reasons Why You Are Not Getting Results from Your Training
Are you wanting to look like a bodybuilder and going to the gym several times a week, but not getting results? Join the club, many would say. The fact is, a lot of aspiring bodybuilders are severely disappointed with the results they are getting from countless hours in the gym every month. However, most of them only have one person to blame: themselves! If you’re not getting results, look for some of the reasons here:
You are not training hard enough. If you want the body to grow, you have to force it so work harder than it can – so that it actually supercompensates and becomes what it needs to be in order to fulfil its function. Train hard or go home.
Your testosterone levels are too low. Many men today – because of environmental and dietary factors – are low in testosterone. If you happen to be one of them, you better do something about it or you can pretty much forget about getting the gains you want. Learn how to optimize testosterone levels naturally and without drugs, and you may find that your bodybuilding success will have a new lease of life.
You are not sleeping enough. Sleep is vital for recovery and muscle growth. Sleep deficiency = muscle deficiency. Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night, and try to get a 1 hour nap in the afternoon too.
Your diet is atrocious. I’d be willing to bet a good few of my hard earned dollars that your diet is crap. How can I know? Statistics. Most people’s diets are crap, and that includes the diets of bodybuilders. Think getting enough protein is enough? Think again. You need an abundance of all essential nutrients if you want your body to function properly and grow muscle week by week. So do what you mom told you to: eat your vegetables.
You’re looking for results in the wrong places. Stop spending so much time reading supplement ads. Focus on what matters the most: training, diet and lifestyle.
You aren’t eating enough. Want to put on muscle weight? Then eat plenty of calories every day. In fact, if you’re like most bodybuilders, you will have to train yourself to eat more, because if you don’t your body will not have fuel for growth.
Your body is in a diseased state and does not metabolise sugars properly – and you don’t even know about it. Blood sugar problems are our new epidemic. They affect all kinds of people, even gym rats like you. The reasons are complex, but have to do with lifestyle, environmental, dietary and even genetic factors. And most people who have these problems – including diabetes – do not know that they have them! If you have any reason to believe that you have a blood sugar problem, arrange to see a doctor about it. Today.
Your goals are not clearly defined. As the Chinese proverb goes, if you do not know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else. Know what you want!
You are inconsistent. You have a half-assed approach to training and nutrition. That will – at best – get you half assed results.
You don’t take breaks. At times, you have to take planned breaks from training and let your system recover.
Your training volume is too low. I’m not saying you need to start doing German Volume Training or anything like that, but if your volume is low then you may get better results when you start increasing it.
Your training volume is too high. If you do lots of sets and exercises for each bodypart and extreme workouts, experiment with reducing volume and see if anything changes results wise. The correct volume of training for each individual muscle group as well as the body as a whole is vital for bodybuilding succees.