Michael Matthews Bigger Leaner Stronger The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body.pdf

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5 THE 7 BIGGEST MUSCLE-BUILDING MYTHS AND MISTAKES Just remember, somewhere, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max. — JIM CONROY Nine out of Ten people you see in the gym don’t train correctly. I know that sounds a bit harsh, but it’s true, and you’ll soon see why. In many cases, I wouldn’t even bother getting out of bed in the morning to do their training routines, which are of the “magazine” variety: lots and lots of sets of isolation exercises with relatively light weights. Even if they’re working hard in their training, really pushing themselves to get more and more reps, they’re still doing it wrong and will only wind up disappointed in the results. I should know, because I was once one of those guys too. Most people also compound their training mistakes by eating incorrectly. They’re usually eating too much or too little, eating too many low-quality foods, and failing to balance their macronutrients correctly. Proper dieting is much simpler than most people think—it’s just a numbers game (and it’s not just calories in vs. calories out— that’s the foundation, but we need to go a bit deeper to maximize muscle growth and fat loss). All of these mistakes are why so many people bust their butts only to fail to make any noticeable progress. Case in point: most of the crowd in my gym basically haven’t changed one bit in the last couple of years that I’ve been there. They’re still lifting more or less the same weights and look more or less exactly the same as they did when I arrived. Well, in this chapter, we’re going to look at why. Specifically, we’re going to go over the seven most common diet and training myths and mistakes that keep people from effectively building muscle and losing fat. Unless you’re brand new to lifting, I can guarantee that you’ve fallen victim to one or more of these myths and mistakes at some point along the way. I know I did. Let’s get to it. MYTH & MISTAKE #1 MORE SETS = MORE GROWTH I used to lift weights for 2 or more hours per day, to the point of complete physical and mental exhaustion. Afterward, all I wanted to do is eat and pass out. I didn’t particularly like how tough the routine was, but I used to think this is
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what it took to build a great physique, so I did it—for years. And I wasn’t nearly as ripped as you would have expected given the intensity of my training. Well, what I later learned is that this type of routine is complete overkill for a natural weightlifter (the guy who originally turned me on to this type of training, it turns out, was on quite a few anabolic drugs).
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