If you’ve been training hard for some time but you haven’t made the sort of gains you were hoping for, or if you have hit a plateau and your gains have come to a halt, there’s probably a simple reason for that. And once you find out what that reason is and do something about it you’ll be able to start growing again.
So to help you discover what it is that’s holding you back, here are the 12 most common reasons why you may not be gaining muscle…
1. You’re Training Too Heavy (Or Too Light)
To gain muscle size you need to challenge your muscles with heavy weights. But if you go too heavy you may get stronger but you won’t gain much size. Conversely weights that are too light might give you a great pump and burn, but again they will not help you gain much in the way of increased muscle size. So for best results use a weight that allows you to get between 6 and 12 reps for most of your sets. Continue Reading →