Monthly Archives: January 2010

Why Can’t I Gain Weight? – 3 Common Reasons Why You Are Struggling

As a naturally skinny person myself who struggled like crazy to pack on some pounds, I can’t tell you how many times I nearly pulled my hair out in frustration screaming “why can’t I gain weight?!” It didn’t matter how much I willed it or changed my daily lifestyle, I’d weigh myself on the scales a few weeks after starting a new training routine that I thought would make the difference…only to see the needle stay on the same darn number as before I started! Arrrggghhh! Pure frustration! Continue reading

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How To Avoid Overtraining in Your Bodybuilding Workout Routines

At some point in their quest to build muscles, most folks will experience a feeling that they are overtraining. This is usually due to the idea that “more is better”, and the more time spent in the gym the faster you’ll grow muscle. This is incorrect, since building muscle mass requires regular and disciplined rest and recovery times in order for your body to rebuild the damaged muscle fibres and get bigger. You cannot force your body to grow faster by bombarding it with daily training sessions, and this will almost definitely lead to overtraining. Continue reading

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The 3 Dangers of Overtraining in Your Bodybuilding Workouts

Overtraining is common among bodybuilders at all levels, but beginners can be particularly susceptible since a) their bodies are not accustomed to the training, and b) their lack of experience may convince them that training as much as possible is the way to build muscle…”no pain, no gain”, right? Continue reading

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