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7 Deadly Muscle Building Sins

September 20, 2009

Developing good habits is crucial to build muscle up on a long term basis. It is very important to be doing the right things regularly in order to build muscle continuously. Unfortunately people tend to pick up bad habits without realising it and they can hold their muscle building progress back or put them at risk of injury/disease. Here we have outlined the top 7 worst muscle building habits and included a few build muscles tips too:

1) The worst of all! Taking steroids, this is harmful for a great number of reasons take your pick from any of these:different coloured spots on the body, acne, swelling of the legs and feet, bad smelling breath and yellowing of the skin, dizziness, trembling, nausea, vomiting, mood swings, premature balding, aching joints, liver damage, palpitations, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and reduction of your final adult height.If you want further reasons to avoid steroid usage then how about: pain on urination, breast development, testicular shrinkage, impotence and even sterility. Enough said about that.

2) Trying to lift too much weight. Ok, so competing with a training partner is highly motivating but be very careful. Lifting too much weight can cause you to lose form and increase the chances of injury and won’t help you build muscles quickly. If you are unable to lift or lower the weight under complete control or if you have to use momentum to do so then you need to lower the weight.

3) Protein intake levels too high. The average adult should be taking on board 0.8-1 gram of protein per kilo of bodyweight per day and a bodybuilder should be consuming no more than 1.7 grams/kilo of bodyweight. Taking on board more than this may cause irreversible kidney problems and increased chances of osteoporosis. Also your risk of heart disease is increased because a by product of protein metabolism homo-cysteine can cause damage to your heart over time!

4) Taking stimulants such as ephedrine has dangerous side effects including heart palpitations, heart attack and stroke. Whilst these are not prohibited you wold be wise to exercise extreme caution and in fact would be much better off not using them. you may try a caffeine pill instead as these are far less dangerous. Always also a health care professional if you have any doubts.

5) Some people seem to think that training on an empty stomach will make them burn off more fat. However energy comes from carbohydrate so if you haven’t eaten you will probably have little energy and your workout will not be very effective. You will not be able to lift more than your previous personal best and you will most likely be left jittery, shaking and even dizzy after your training session possibly due to low blood sugar levels. rather than this have a small meal 30 – 60 minutes prior to training that includes fruits, vegetables and so on.

6) Neglecting to stretch or warm up adequately.Getting your body ready for exercise is essentail in order to prevent injuries like muscle tears and strains, what’s more it enhances your range of motion, flexibility, performance, and posture. It takes only around 10 minutes to do a decent warm up and it is time very well spent. 

7) Not keeping a training diary. If you don’t have this how can you tell if you are making progress or not? How can you keep a track of your previous best lifts and so on. Using a training log is simple, easy and very motivating. Why are you not using one.

OK, so the main thing to do to ensure good bodybuilding habits is to use your common sense and take heed of the above guidelines and you ought to be ab;e to enjoy your workouts and get great results.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. September 26, 2009 8:19 am

    Yeah, All these Muscle Building Sins are much important , we want to care all these .

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