Are you sometimes wondering why your muscles slowed or even stopped growing after several months of bodybuilding? However, you are working out hard. There are some explanations for why your muscles have hindered growth. What can you do differently to speed up your muscles’ growth and how to do it more efficiently? Here are my 6 tips for growing big muscles.
1. Warm-up your muscles before training
Bodybuilders use lighter weights in their first set to warm up. They also stretch before and after a workout. With a proper warmup, you can prevent injuries.
2. Increase the load on your muscles
You should increase either the number of repetitions, the number of sets, or increase the weight when you can do more than 10 reps.
You have to overload the particular muscle group to make them grow.
Otherwise, without progressive overload, there is no reason for the muscle to grow.
3. Change exercises periodically
You need to do different uses for a particular muscle group. Change your routines every 4-5 weeks.
The muscles adapt to the same routine and do not grow any further.
4. Don’t overtrain your muscles
Every time you strain your muscles intensely, it damages your muscle tissues.
So your muscle tissues need to heal because of their damage. So you can work on each muscle group only every other day.
Keep the exercise intense but do not do more than 4 or 5 sets on each muscle group in one training session.
Also, rest for 1 -2 minutes between the sets.
5. Rest and sleep enough
You need to rest and sleep for proper muscle growth. Muscles grow when they rest. So sleep at least 8 hours a day. When you rest your muscles for 2 days, they grow faster.
6. Eat the right amount of protein
If you want to build a bigger body, you need to consume the right amount of protein.
Protein is the building block of your tissues in your body.
It is recommended that you eat 500 milligrams of protein per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of your body weight every day. For example, let’s say your weight is 60 kilograms (132 pounds).
Then your daily need for protein is 30 grams. If you do not have enough protein in your regular diet, supplement with protein shakes.
I hope the explanations why your body has stopped bulking, even though you kept exercising hard, were helpful. There are many more ways to increase your muscle mass, but these tips are sufficient for the average bodybuilder.