Why You’re Not Growing….

There’s always a reason why you’re not getting the results that you want. It’s finding that reason that’s the challenge. After all, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t build lean muscle if you trained a few times a week and watched what you ate.

I mean anyone can gorge on foods like pizza and donuts and gain 20-30 pounds in just a few weeks but that’s not a attractive physique now is it?

So what are some of the possible reasons why you aren’t growing?

1. You’re afraid of getting fat.

Pretty boy Abercrombie bodies need not apply. Ok before I get into this let me say that I am not advocating anyone get as swole as Jay Cutler. That’s not attractive to women and most people don’t desire to get that big. I’m also talking to people that want more muscle than a Abercrombie model, more or less, the Men’s Fitness look. That’s a good look.

Not My Goal For You

My Goal For You

Simply put, you’re afraid of getting fat. You think that if you eat too many carbs or calories ┬áthat you’ll gain an enormous stomach.

You need the calories from clean foods. The same that you’d eat when you diet and you’ll be all set. Provided that you’re training and doing some cardio, you’ll be ok.

2. You’re eating too much protein.

Ok, before you write me off as some looney, let me explain.

We all know how important protein is. As a matter of fact, it’s the only food that by itself can change how we look.

So the magazines tell us that we need to eat an absrub amount, like 2 grams for every pound of bodyweight that we have.

That’s a lot of chicken and powders.

But what they don’t take into account is that you’re also eating carbohydrates and fat. Carbs help the protein that we eat to work better. Our body actually needs less protein because it uses more when we have carbs in our diet.

If we don’t use the protein it gets turned to glucose and treated like extra carbohydrates.

So half the protein that your pounding is actually causing you to add body fat. Crazy but true.

Here’s some other thoughts

-You’re not eating enough fruits and vegetables. Your body becomes more acidic with protein and you’ll need to counterbalance that so that your body is in an optimal environment.

-You’re taking too many supplements. Stick with the ones that works. Beta-alanine, creatine monohydrates and BCAA’s.

-You’re not eating enough post workout. Your body can use more calories in the post workout window then you might believe. Take it from me, you want to have a large meal after you train. Make it your fun meal of the day.

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  1. Ray
    8 years ago

    That might be my problen, need more fruits and vegetables, After I get over this pinched nurve in my back.Thanks for the info.

  2. Chad
    8 years ago

    Great advice Jim if more people followed this they would all be better off. Great job as always!

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