3 Big Muscle Building Myths Revealed

When it comes to the world of bodybuilding, there are plenty of myths and lies floating around. Everyone seems to have a different opinion, and so its hard to know what advice you can count on.

Here we take a look at 3 very common muscle building myths that can prevent you from gaining the muscle that you deserve. If I had a dollar for every person that believes in the following myths, I'd be very rich.

Muscle Myth 1: The "muscle pump" you get in the gym affects your muscle gains.

When working out with weights, blood pumps to your muscles and they appear fuller and more vascular. This is known as a muscle pump, and it feels good. You appear larger, stronger, and more muscular.

But the myth about muscle pumps is that they have some bearing on the muscle building process. Those who blindly believe this aim to get a bigger and better pump during their workouts, thinking that their muscles will grow because of it.

The reality is, it's nonsense. Your pump has nothing to do with getting bigger muscles, it's just a temporary side effect of training with weights. So enjoy your muscle pumps, as they make you feel good, but do not foolly believe that it means anything to your gains.

Muscle Myth 2: Performing high reps will give you muscle definition.

Another big muscle myth is that high reps will make you look more ripped, or defined. I'm sure you've seen those guys in the gym who do endless reps of bicep curls, thinking that their arms will look ripped. Or they do heaps of crunches or situps in order to get a 6 pack.

It simply does not work that way. To get more muscle definition you need to lower your body fat level so that your underlining muscles will be revealed to the world. Doing cardio exercises and eating less calories than you spend will accomplish just that.

Muscle Myth 3: The more you workout, the bigger and better your gains.

This is a very common mistake beginners typically make. They go to the gym day in and day out expecting great results. But they make very small progress, or perhaps no progress at all.

Sooner or later, you will realize that you need to find the right balance between training and resting. Your muscles need a lot of rest to grow, yet a lot of people do not understand that. Overtraining your muscles can even make you lose muscle. Training only 3-4 days a week for an hour or so each session has been proven to be effective for the major of those looking to build muscle.

Now that you are aware of these bodybuilding lies and you understand the truth, you can rest assured you will not make these fatal mistakes.



Source by Julien David

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