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5 Reasons You're Not Building Muscle

Wanting to build muscle is surely one of the top reasons why many people join a gym, but it doesn’t always go to plan. A large number of gym members who dream of being the next Mike O’Hearn end up coming to a standstill with muscle growth, and here are some common reasons as to why.


1) Your training is lacking intensity
There is a huge difference between ‘using your muscles’ and ‘developing your muscles’. In order to gain muscle size and strength, you need to force them to grow and you can only do that with intensity. Let’s look at an example, the bench press. If you perform this exercise without any change in your facial expression, then your muscles are not going to grow, it’s as simple as that. If all you’re doing is moving the weight from point A to point B, and it’s comfortable, then you’re not straining your muscles, which means you’re using them rather than developing them.
If you watch someone like Mike O’Hearn train, to some it would look like he’s in pain, but that’s in fact hi…

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