Friday, January 9, 2009

Why You Won't Gain Muscle Mass

Why you don't gain muscle mass, the most common reason

Many people come to me complaining about how a hard time they are having gaining muscle mass. What amazes me though is how the same problem seem to keep coming over and over again. Many people train a lot, and put a lot of effort at that part. That is good, but thats no help if their body cant profit of it.

So what is the problem? I like to think of it this way. You have a building site with a lot of qualified workers and engineers. But your workers and engineers spend all day looking for the materials they need to build. Now, how much do you think they have managed to build when the day is done if they don't find it? As you probably understand, the building site is your body and the workers is your body after a workout, trying to add muscle mass.

In order to gain muscle mass you need to have a positive calorie balance, which means you have to gain weight. Replacing fat with muscle is theoretically impossible, although it is possible to a certain very limited level in the start. Many people gets into a hard dilemma knowing this. Shall they gain muscle mass(bulk) or get thinner and remove some fat(cut).

Bulk or cut?
This is the hard part. In my opinion you have to be consistent with your goals. You have to decide what you want to do in order to make progress. If you are already overweight I would put my health first, and try cutting. Being overweight is dangerous and is the cause of many dangerous deceases. If you though are relatively slim, fit and healthy you could try bulking. In the end, it's all up to you!

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