6 Muscle Gaining Mistakes (SLOW OR NO GROWTH!!)

  • Published: 22 November 2015
  • Gain muscle fast by training like an athlete here…

    When it comes to gaining muscle, it’s not just about the workouts and exercises that you do but how you do them. In this video, I cover this and many other muscle gaining mistakes that could be holding you back from building the mass you should be from your workouts. You don’t even have to be a beginner to benefit from this video, as many advanced lifters can still be making many of these mistakes.

    The first big workout or muscle gaining mistake is to overtrain. Now despite what you may have been told, overtraining is a very real thing that befalls many lifters during their attempts to build muscle mass fast. They fall for the concept of more is better not realizing that if they are going to attempt to lift without the assistance of ped’s then their capacity to recover will be limited. With a healthy respect for one’s ability to recover from hard workouts, you can carefully walk the line between overtraining and not overtraining and use that to build as much muscle as you can naturally.

    That said, the next mistake is even more rampant than the first and that is under training. Simply attending a gym does not grant you the right to build muscle. You actually have to put in the work when you are there if you want to see appreciable muscle gains. Many people will hit the gym and never bring enough intensity to their training to see their muscles grow and grow quickly.

    In fact, once you master the balance between over and under training you will see that it is actually not that difficult to tip in your favor. By trading in workout length for intensity you will be able to build muscle mass while working out less. Your increased exercise and workout intensity will lead to faster muscle growth and more time to allow your body to recover and grow back strong.

    Speaking of strong, no solid physique is built without becoming strong on your foundation exercises like the bench press, deadlift and squat. That said, many people who struggle to gain muscle are often the same people who skip out on doing these exercises. There is a valid reason for it. These exercises can be intimidating to those who lack the strength and technique to perform them. Opting for easier versions however like concentration curls and pushups is not the answer long term. Start performing these exercises and build your confidence with them and you will see your muscles build and grow as well.

    Nutritionally, eating either too few calories or not enough nutrient dense calories will derail your pursuit of more muscle. Nutrition is and always will be a very important part of the equation. If you want to gain muscle you need to have your diet plan and meal plans in place to support your new muscle growth. Stop thinking that just because you are getting in enough calories that you have the goods to grow muscle. You may not. If you don’t have enough quality, nutrient dense calories coming in you will find it almost impossible to gain muscle fast or at all.

    For a complete workout and nutrition program that helps you to gain muscle by training like an athlete, head to athleanx.com and get the ATHLEAN-X Training System.

    For more videos on how to build muscle fast and how not to be a skinny hardgainer, be sure to subscribe to our channel here on RUclip at http://pedofolie.info/user/jdcav24
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Comments • 7 066

  • Ali Abdi
    Ali Abdi  3 hours back

    how many mistakes? 5 or 6? I didn't get that! can any one list them for me please?

    • Prayash Adhikari
      Prayash Adhikari  6 hours back

      Thank you Jeff. You inspire me everyday. Tired of being skinny and out of shape my whole life. I've watched a lot of your videos and taking notes as much as I can. I will write my next comment on one of your videos after I've made my transformation.
      Let's make those gains! 💪🏼💪🏼

      • Eduardo Rodriguezarias
        Eduardo Rodriguezarias  9 hours back

        nice. i know where you got trained.HS.

        • Spoon Liver
          Spoon Liver  15 hours back


          • Bignate
            Bignate  24 hours back

            Time under tension plus mind muscle connection = GAINS.

            • Randy Breadbox
              Randy Breadbox  24 hours back

              I mean I spend 2 hours at the gym but I go until I can’t lift anymore. It’s not like I’m just farting around.

              • wolverinexx2013
                wolverinexx2013  2 days back

                12:47 -12:52 ... "I Can't come there and lift the weights for you And I sure as hell can't come there and eat the foods for you.." LMAO

                • Rodge Mulang
                  Rodge Mulang  2 days back

                  I love u jeff! Thank you so much for all your vids and motivation and everything.. I may not ur gym member but i always trust what u said. Im skinny guy too. Its more painful emotionally when someone bully u than lifting heavier weight! Thank you so much! Pls show us more of ur skinny vids or pics.. It motivate us!

                  I love your teachings more than any other vlogers here! Again thanks for the videos! Your impact chaging lives of millions! Thanks alot jeff for allowing us to hear/ view for free!!

                  -rodge frm philppines! 😊😊😊

                  • P. Fitzpatrick
                    P. Fitzpatrick  2 days back

                    One of his best videos, good motivation, thanks Coach!

                    • Oliver McKinley
                      Oliver McKinley  2 days back

                      This is the best fitness channel on YouTube, hands down.

                      • kataru19
                        kataru19  2 days back

                        My biggest problem is, i want to lose weight, I am 240, my best was 205 before i switched jobs. I do do cardio, about an hour before I do weights, but should i focus more on cardio and lose the fat
                        ? or keep throwing in the weights as well? My main focus right now is weight loss THEN i want to bulk up. I want to be that guy in his 30s (currently 32) that is fit, active, and good looking.

                        • Vanir II
                          Vanir II  2 days back

                          Watch what you eat as you train to put a calorie deficit in place (burning more calories than you take in) and over time, you’ll lose fat and if you’re eating healthy food with protein and shit, you’ll gain muscle too. Muscle growth may be slower but you can do both at once. Watching what you eat is the hardest part of it and a lot of people fail to do so, which is why they fail to see success and give up.

                      • Tim eric
                        Tim eric  2 days back

                        man, all the way from Kenya...Big fan...thanks for the advice..You have spoken like 10 arnold schwazneggers...Thanks!!!

                        • jrowarrior
                          jrowarrior  3 days back

                          We should have an a out war with all the steroid users in the world and any faggot who isn't using them and wants to side with steroid users, go ahead. The strongest, wisest minds stay away from that mutant loving shit. Tired of these fucks infesting our world. We need a worldwide cleansing. Kill the drug dealers, end the pharma prescriptions or just have an all out war. Either way we need total correction.

                          • DJ Koocheek
                            DJ Koocheek  3 days back

                            Excellent information!

                            • Bear 101
                              Bear 101  3 days back

                              I like this video about time someone said it over training is real for all of us who don't do roids our body's will not perform well without resting each muscle group certain days 💪

                              • Luke Timbrell
                                Luke Timbrell  3 days back

                                For a guy that takes no supplements at all (me) would my muscle growth rate be slower than someone taking pre workout and 2 or 3 protein shakes a day ? All im doing is eating and training. Thats it. Appreciate ur help 🙂

                                • Vanir II
                                  Vanir II  2 days back

                                  Muscle growth depends on nutrition and training. You can get nutrition from eating well or from supplementation. It’s easier for some people to whip up a protein shake than get healthy protein-dense foods. If you eat well and train, you’ll grow at the same rate. Protein shakes are just alternatives to eating meat and other things that have protein in them.

                              • Trevor Rymz
                                Trevor Rymz  3 days back

                                I've been going to gym for 8 month and eating right but didn't see any changes, please help me jeff

                                • Grace Garcia
                                  Grace Garcia  4 days back

                                  This is literally me. I was super skinny all my childhood and adolescence. Gave up so many times on building muscle, because even on a “healthy diet I couldn’t build muscle.” I finally took a hard look at my protein intake, increased it significantly, and now I’m easily building muscle. 💪🏽 love your videos!

                                  • Unique
                                    Unique  4 days back

                                    These tips are insanely true and clearly based off experience

                                    • Francois Coetzee
                                      Francois Coetzee  4 days back

                                      Great video boss.

                                      • julie black
                                        julie black  4 days back

                                        You are amazing. MY HUSBAND AND I LEARN DAY BY DAY WEEK BY WEEK . We train and revisit and improve you change minds and bodys thank you.

                                        • Ernie Herrera
                                          Ernie Herrera  4 days back

                                          Athlean-X Academy to certify fitness pros needs to happen.

                                          • voluntaryist
                                            voluntaryist  4 days back

                                            Youre so right.

                                            • voluntaryist
                                              voluntaryist  4 days back

                                              Idk. 90% of people routine no intensity... No understanding no listening to your body. What works and what doesn't. And 99% of people cant afford the nutrition to body build. Do what you body can handle.

                                              • Karim Amin
                                                Karim Amin  4 days back

                                                "People will do power lifts and do them for high reps"
                                                - 60% of folks at Planet Fitness

                                                • rsothe3rd
                                                  rsothe3rd  4 days back

                                                  Next week I start week 8 on AX1, and I have worked hard to clean up my eating. I do have a question regarding protein intake. Do I consume the same amount of protein on my burst training days and my rest days as I do on my weight training days?

                                                  • jose nunez
                                                    jose nunez  5 days back

                                                    this dude always sounds like he's stuffed up and sick

                                                    • Nils D
                                                      Nils D  6 days back

                                                      Thanks Jeff

                                                      • Charlie Wheeler
                                                        Charlie Wheeler  6 days back

                                                        Why is no one talking about the fact he looked 30 in high school???

                                                        • Brown Slug
                                                          Brown Slug  7 days back

                                                          shit., when squats, deadlifts and bench are your favourite exercises, and you are guilty of doing nothing else but those 3's.

                                                          • James Mueller
                                                            James Mueller  7 days back

                                                            Thanks I have a new way at looking at working out

                                                            • Sylvia King
                                                              Sylvia King  7 days back

                                                              I train really hard but i think my mistake is not allowing for enough recovery time for my age. I am not a spring chicken. Thank you for all the tips.

                                                              • Orkide Blossom
                                                                Orkide Blossom  7 days back

                                                                So love you 🤩😍 thanks for the finest words,,, Im motivate💪 especially you talking about right form and build from the bottom,,,God bless u❤🇵🇭🇳🇴

                                                                • Mustafa Shabs
                                                                  Mustafa Shabs  7 days back

                                                                  My man is giving away free information that people are paying for! PREACH BROTHER!

                                                                  • CarrieAnne Atreides
                                                                    CarrieAnne Atreides  7 days back

                                                                    Great reminder. Thank you.

                                                                    • Lancer Boy
                                                                      Lancer Boy  1 weeks back

                                                                      As a physician, I approved this message.!

                                                                      • Přęťťÿ Šťæř
                                                                        Přęťťÿ Šťæř  1 weeks back

                                                                        Sir, I'm beginner... And I was so disappointed to see no growth inspite of my daily workout... But now I got my mistake and I will try to overcome it... Thnx sir, so much... You encouraged me... I'm your new subscriber....

                                                                        • Christian Martinez
                                                                          Christian Martinez  1 weeks back

                                                                          Jeff being a savage here

                                                                          • Hennessy Boss
                                                                            Hennessy Boss  1 weeks back

                                                                            Stayed @ home and counted with Sesame street :) your the best !!!

                                                                            • hambone maiximus
                                                                              hambone maiximus  1 weeks back

                                                                              do what works = record and document everything you eat, every exercise, ect... - even spend hundreds on a fit tracker... - each person and goal is diff... and each person giving advise has their own....and remember the most pain you will feel is from those days off from the gym trying to heal...when you just wanna get back in there and go MNTL.....

                                                                              • Lisa Li
                                                                                Lisa Li  1 weeks back


                                                                                • Nathan Minter
                                                                                  Nathan Minter  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Everyday I do a workout, I leave sore, and not looking forward to the next days pain!! But cannot wait for it either

                                                                                  • godzgift503
                                                                                    godzgift503  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Jeff is a damn genius lol, man you changed my life I'm loving watching my body transform thanks alot!!

                                                                                    • Sergey Merkulov
                                                                                      Sergey Merkulov  1 weeks back

                                                                                      I don’t understand how he can say some hilarious shit without even a shadow of a smile.

                                                                                      • Troy Lee
                                                                                        Troy Lee  1 weeks back

                                                                                        If I go to the gym and don't work hard there and then leave I feel really shitty and depressed. I was that way a lot of times but now I don't try to count reps I go to muscular failure now. I do the leg press with 210 pounds on it I used to just do 12 to 15 reps and that was it each set, Now I go to muscular failure and when I stand up my legs are on fire, what a beautiful feeling that is I love it and the DOMS the next day. Not sure how many reps each set was but I am pretty sure it's 30 each just a guess.

                                                                                        • Barıs Korkmaz
                                                                                          Barıs Korkmaz  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Look at painfully thin Jeff he was still good at high school

                                                                                          • James McNeil
                                                                                            James McNeil  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Very good presentation, thanks

                                                                                            • CROalfa PROgram
                                                                                              CROalfa PROgram  2 weeks back

                                                                                              bunch of nonsense, bla bla bla bla, whoever watched this video to the end will never workout, either u start workout or not. one hour long videos will not help u