If you are a beginning bodybuilder, you will definitely make some mistakes that will slow down your progress. Even professional bodybuilders make mistakes. We all are human beings. We all make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. Usually, we make fewer mistakes when we start learning. Reading about bodybuilding is the best way to perfect your skills and knowledge. As it was said: "It is better to learn from mistakes made by others rather than making your own mistakes."
I got involved in bodybuilding when I was studying at my high school. I was nearly 17 years old those days. I had almost no knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and bodybuilding when I began. All I knew is that I need to train, regularly increase weights on barbells, eat proteins, and sleep well. Actually, this is the basic knowledge every beginning bodybuilder should know. At the same time, we all realize that bodybuilding is a very complex sport. To be honest, bodybuilding is a tremendously big science. To be a great theoretic expert in bodybuilding, a person should master his knowledge of biology, physiology, pharmaceutics, anatomy, and many other scientific fields. No doubts, only a few of us can gain that much information. The majority of gym visitors do not read books on bodybuilding, nor do they visit bodybuilding forums, and etc.
No wonder why so many gym junkies do not make any progress. Three months ago, I saw a 23 years old boy in my gym. A week ago, I saw him again. He didn't gain any weight, nor did his strength increase. It is obvious that there is something wrong with either his training, nutrition, or sleep. During three months, this boy was simply wasting his time and money. If you do not want to be like this guy, you will need to carefully read this article until the end. Let me tell you about the main bodybuilding mistakes to avoid in order to get good results.
NOT LEARNING ABOUT BODYBUILDING
Most of us simply train and eat. To train and eat effectively you need to know how to do it properly. Otherwise, you will waste your time and money. As I have recognized, the majority of gym visitors do not study bodybuilding. They may be laze, or they think that bodybuilding is a very simple science. This is the most common mistake gym-goers make. If you think that you know everything about bodybuilding, you know nothing about it. You never know what you don't know. This is a very important saying that lets me study and learn new things all the time.
Now, convince yourself of your ignorance in the science of bodybuilding. You know nothing about your anatomy, physiology, biology, you don't know how much exactly grams of protein your body can absorb at once, and you are ignorant about many other things. Not learning about bodybuilding is one of the most frequent mistakes that must be avoided.
Overtraining is also a very common mistake. To get huge, you don't need to train every day as crazy. Three days in a week are absolutely sufficient to get incredible results. Three training sessions a week are optimal if you train naturally without the use of anabolic steroids. While using anabolic steroids, your muscles recover much faster. This does not mean that you should train every day while on an AAS cycle. Let me tell you that your muscles might recover very fast, however, your CNS (Central Nervous System) needs a rest. Even when you take anabolic steroids, the recovery of your CNS will need at least a day of rest between the training sessions. When you lift heavy weights, you stress your CNS very toughly. While on a steroid cycle, you can physically recover very quickly. Nonetheless, your psychological recovery won't be enhanced by the use of AAS (Androgenic Anabolic Steroids). Therefore, no matter how naturally or chemically you train, overtraining will not give you anything desirable.
LIFTING TOO HEAVY WEIGHTS
It is true that you need to lift heavy weights in order to get bigger. When you lift heavier weight than you used to lift previously, you signal to your CNS about the need for bigger muscles. Then, your CNS gives a command to your muscles to grow. This is how bodybuilding functions. Lift heavier to get bigger. I believe in this, and I do the same thing in the gym. Every training session, I try to lift heavier weights.
On the other hand, you should never lift too heavy weights. Otherwise, you will get injured and your bodybuilding career might be over. Do not try to be like Ronnie Coleman. Yes, this guy lifts giant weights. However, I assume you already know that had loads of serious traumas. He was even using a wheelchair due to the severe injuries. Hundreds of weightlifters and bodybuilders get hernias and many other bad things.
NEVER TRY TO DO SOMETHING STUPID LIKE THIS
THIS IS WHAT HE GOT AS A RESULT
Nobody talks about the negative sides of bodybuilding. You know Phill Heath. Do you know how many hernias he got? He had several of them. This is due to gigantic weights these professional bodybuilders lift. If you want to stay healthy, muscular, and strong, don't try to lift something that you are physically incapable to lift.