We’re sure you’ve heard tons of advice on how to build muscle and they’re all contradicting. We’ve looked at the 7 biggest muscle building myths and broken them down for you. *If you’ve been following these myths don’t worry! FIIT Fitness Studio OKC gym can help you find the proper way to build muscle and become confident in your skin!
Myth #1: You can gain a pound of muscle in a week
Unfortunately, this is definitely not the case. At the maximum, you could achieve a gain of about one pound every two weeks. That will also depend on your diet even more than your exercise habits.
Myth #2: Supplements will maximize muscle growth
I’m sorry to inform you that supplements will not boost your muscle growth like proper diet, and training techniques. Supplement companies spend millions of dollars trying to make you believe that. It’s not your fault.
Myth #3: You can build muscle eating the same amount of food
This may be the main thing holding you back. The majority of people associate lifting weights with building muscle. But, you can lift weights and not build any muscle if you’re not providing your body with the calories to repair the torn muscle tissue.
Myth #4: Working out more equals more muscle
This is untrue for several reasons. But the biggest reason is because if you workout six days a week, you’re not giving your body enough time to recover and build that muscle.
Myth #5: The more protein you eat, the more muscle you’ll build
Your body can only synthesize so much protein to build muscle with. By consuming too much protein, you’re robbing your body of the other essential nutrients it needs to repair your torn muscles.
Myth #6: There is a single best program
In reality, each quality program has the ability to take you where you want to be. It’s more about finding the right program for you. The one that fits your schedule and gives you great results. Look for customized approaches.
Myth #7: If women lift heavy weights, they will get bulky
Women do not produce enough testosterone and other potent factors the same way men do. Unless the woman in question is taking steroids or hormones, they simply will not get big and bulky.
Hopefully, this clears up some of the confusing advice you’ve been getting if you’re trying to build muscle!
If you have additional questions reach out to any of our trainers here at FIIT Fitness.
This article was written using content provided by Brandyn Burgett.