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Top 5 Reasons Why Bodybuilders Fail to Achieve Bodybuilding Gains

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Many bodybuilders go to the gym day in and day out, yet fail to achieve any significant bodybuilding gains. In this article we discuss the top reasons why bodybuilders fail to achieve significant gains in the form of new muscle mass and fat loss.

1. Lack Of Bodybuilding Goals

Without goals we are like a ship in the middle of the sea, just drifting away with no sense of direction. It just goes with the flow, so to speak, and if it ever gets anywhere it is just by mere accident. In order to achieve success in our bodybuilding program, our goal should be clearly defined and engrained in our brains. Otherwise, like the boat on the example above, if you get anywhere it will be by mere chance.

2. Lack Of A Sensible Bodybuilding Program

Unfortunately, many bodybuiders who are just getting started make the mistake of either choosing a bodybuilding routine that is too advanced for their level, or simply go to the gym without any training plan. Too much too soon leads to injury and just going from machine to machine without any set routine just leads to marginal bodybuilding results at best.

The cure to this problem is to grab a sensible bodybuilding routine that fits your training level and execute it day in and day out.

3. Not Following A Sensible Bodybuilding Diet

Without a bodybuilding diet to go along with your training program you will fail to lose body fat and gain muscle. Nutrition is what gives us the raw materials for recuperation, energy, and growth. Therefore, it is important that you get familiarized with the Characteristics Of A Good Bodybuilding Diet and apply those principles in order to ensure getting the bodybuilding gains that you are looking for.

4. Expecting Bodybuilding Supplements To Do All The Work For You

Supplements do not make up for improper training, or lack thereof, and/or a low quality diet. Bodybuilding supplements only work when your diet and your training program are optimal. Keep in mind that supplements are just additions to an already good nutrition and training program. Once all of those aspects of your program are maximized, then you can start thinking of adding bodybuilding supplements to your program.

5. Lack of Proper Rest and Recovery

Muscles do not grow as you work them out. They grow while you sleep. Therefore, sleep deprivation will cost you valuable bodybuilding gains.

Ensure a good night sleep every night (please refer to my Tips On Getting A Good Night Sleep) and avoid staying up late if you don't need to in order to keep cortisol levels low. Seven to ideally eight hours of sleep each night will not only keep you healthy and more energetic, but also will ensure that bodybuilding gains keep on coming.

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