Muscle-Building Myths Uncovered
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You must be careful who you seek advice from if you are serious about committing to a muscle-building plan.
New websites are popping up every day in the multi-billion-dollar industry of bodybuilding and fitness. Many "experts" don't have the knowledge or motivation to sell you expensive pills, powders, and "miracle programs" that you don't need. To avoid falling for the fatal mistakes in muscle building that can destroy your gains and stop you from achieving the muscular body you want, you must be careful. To help you get the muscle and strength gains that you desire, I'll be exposing 4 common myths about muscle building.
Muscle-Building Myth #1:
Muscle building is all about getting a "pump" during a workout. You will build more muscle the more you pump.
A "pump" can describe the sensation you get when blood gets trapped in muscle tissue during weight training. Your muscles will feel bigger, more powerful, tighter, and stronger as they swell. Although a pump is a great feeling, it does not stimulate your muscles to grow. Pumping is just an increase in blood flow to muscle tissue. It is not a sign of a successful workout. Only the concept of progress should be used to measure a successful workout. You have done your job if you can lift more weight and do more reps than the previous week.
Muscle-Building Myth #2
This goes back to when bodybuilders were called "muscle-bound" or "bulky." Contrary to popular belief, building significant muscle mass will not slow you down but rather speed you up. Every movement you make, from running to jumping and throwing, is controlled by your muscles. The bottom line is that a stronger muscle can exert more force. Stronger, more muscular legs mean faster feet, and stronger shoulders mean you can throw further. Strong muscles make you able, not vice versa.
Muscle-Building Myth #3
Although good form is essential in the gym, obsessing about the perfect body shape is entirely different. Imagine that you try to do every exercise in the ideal form. This will increase your risk of injury and decrease the amount of muscle stimulation you can achieve. We are not robots. It would be helpful if you move naturally while exercising. You might add a slight sway to your back while doing bicep curls or use body momentum when doing barbell rows. Relax and do what your body is designed to do. The perfect form can actually be a hindrance to your success.
Muscle-Building Myth #4:
You must feel the burn if you want to see your muscles grow.
Another common misconception is that this is a way to get in shape. This is another common misconception in the gym. The sensation of "burning" when you do intense weight training is caused by lactic acid, a metabolic waste product secreted into your muscle tissue during exercise. An increase in lactic acid does not affect muscle growth. It can slow down rather than accelerate your gains.
Lactic acid production can be reduced by training with a lower rep range, such as 5-7 instead of the standard 10 or above.