10 Reasons Why Bodybuilders Fail To Grow

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Reasons Why Bodybuilders Fail To Grow

By Wade McNutt, National Natural Bodybuilding Champion

Are you frustrated with the lack of growth you’re experiencing? Then read on?

FACT ONE the reason bodybuilders don’t grow is because they don’t know what
state there body is in to start with.

FACT TWO they don’t know how to change the state they are in to induce growth.
. Guess what? If you do not train properly you will never stimulate you muscles
to grow. Improper training is one of the biggest reasons why most people never
get the desired results form training.

THREE they do not know what route to take to get there (build muscles). Most
bodybuilders have no real system that changes as there body gets used to the
training stress they are currently handling. They walk in the gym pick random
exercises and rep ranges put there time in and come home. Where is the science
in that?

FACT FOUR (which occurs primarily with steroid users who artificially build
there muscles) is they can’t keep the muscles they built with drugs because
they don’t know how to train or eat in the first place. Once they stop taking
drugs there muscles disappear leaving them skinny, fat and in a worse state
then if they had never used drugs.

FACT FIVE they do not regularly monitor biofeedback to determine when to change
their training to continue growing. If you are not keeping record of your
training there is no way you are maximizing your gains. Journal keeping allows
you to track your process over years enabling you to fine tune your training
and keep the gains coming continuously.

FACT SIX they select exercises that work only work their strengths. Seldom or
rarely do they work on their weaknesses and create a truly outstanding balanced

FACT SEVEN Bodybuilders get sucked into bogus well marketed supplements and
glitzy magazine adds to look for quick fixes instead of implementing a
systemized, training and nutrition.

FACT EIGHT they do not generate enough intensity in the gym to force the body
to grow. Intensity is a very misunderstood term in bodybuilding and most
individuals are kidding themselves into believing they are training intensely
enough to really grow.

FACT NINE they do not invest in professional specific coaching to help them
achieve their best results. Consider this what athlete in the world got to the
top of his game without coaching. I will tell you absolutely none! Many
bodybuilders erroneously think that they can maximize muscle growth with out
coaching. Guess what they are dead wrong!

FACT TEN they let their EGO get in the way of learning the correct and most
efficient way of training. They do not listen to or follow sound science or
consider what other people have to say. They spend their time shooting down authorities
in the sport or spouting off about their own hair brained training routine.
Great athletes are life long learners. They check their ego at the door and are
always looking for ways to improve, integrate and apply new training

I could go on about this for the whole book but you get the idea. Analyze your
own thoughts and training and see if there is anything holing you back. Then
eliminate your weaknesses and move forward on the path to greatness. By
constant and honest self analysis you can be sure to achieve greatness in any

Unfortunately, drug usage has become rampant in sport and society itself. This
is the current state of bodybuilding today. Many athletes get frustrated with
their progress and start using drugs.

Current bodybuilding practices are so devoid of a scientific system in training
that it has led to widespread and insane drug use. This abuse of drugs in turn
has destroyed more physiques and made the current crop of bodybuilders look
more like cartoon freaks and leftovers from the Frankenstein labs.

Not only have current bodybuilders lost the respect of society, bodybuilding
has become the laughing stock of the sport world. The primary reason for this
is that bodybuilders have lost respect for themselves and their bodies.

True bodybuilding is about right training, nutritious eating, a positive mental
outlook, and a deep respect for yourself and others. At Freaky Big Naturally we
practice and teach these ideals.

The bottom line is?

If you don’t know how to build muscles without drugs you can never keep the
muscles you build with drugs. Drugs are kind of like traveling internationally
without a passport. You may get to your destination but you won’t be able to
stay there and sooner or late you will be deported back to where you came from.

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