If your goal is to get the best out of every workout and get the body of your dreams, avoid these mistakes mentioned below, and you’ll be on the right path.
Not tracking the food intake – “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”
This is simply the most important thing to do when your wish to gain muscle mass or lose body fat. If you want to gain muscle, remember that it’s very important to take in more calories than you consume (healthier ones!). The best way to track how much food you’ve eaten is using a tracking app or a journal. At first it will be somewhat overwhelming for you to keep track of all the food you’ve eaten. But if your will is strong, keeping track of it will soon become a habit!
Eating too little
As this one is sort of related to the first one, it’s likely that if you’re not tracking what you’ve eaten, there is a huge chance that you won’t get enough food in you. If you’re underrating, feel free to forget about that dream body, unless you’re a beginner. The biggest reason why people are prone to it is because they’re trying different meals, fruits and vegetables every day. Eating the same food doesn’t necessarily mean that your meals have to be dull and tasteless. In fact, you’ll finish making your meal(s) faster, and you’ll surely have that lunch on time.
Not enough sleep
Going to bed early is by far the most important thing to which you should stick. Remember that your body needs to rest for a good amount of time, especially if you’re doing weight training. If you’re not getting enough sleep, your body can’t repair its lesions, which can lead you to over-training. The lack of sleep can and will decrease the amount of the growth hormone that you get during your deep sleep. It’s recommended that you get at least 8 hours of sleep every night.
Not training hard enough
Using light weights when starting out is one thing, but as soon as your form is good enough, you have to focus on lifting heavier weights, as size follows strength.
Wasting time in the gym – simple. There’s no need for you to do more than you’re told to.
Remember that if your wish is to gain muscle mass, less is more.