All Work, No Muscle?

It can be a little disheartening, especially after a couple of months of pure grind and hard work, to see relatively little to no visible growth. Unless you are exercising incorrectly or in an unhealthy manner (pssst we covered that in “Don’t workout hard. Workout Smart.” Check it out!), it is extremely unlikely that you have not progressed a lot already. All healthy exercise is good exercise!
There can be many reasons why you do not see an increase in muscle mass the way you pictured when you first started, and that is perfectly okay. Sometimes it isn’t about how hard you work or how much you lift. Sometimes all it has to do is what you do outside of the gym, like eating and sleeping. With a few simple steps and tweaks to your routine, you should be able to enjoy your well-deserved gains. Here are some tips to help you get to your goal:
1. Get enough nutrition: more proteins, fats and carbs.

2. If you’re doing strength training, don’t overwork your body.

3. You’re not resting enough. Get enough rest.

4. Try creatine supplements. They work great.

5. Make sure you put in a good warm-up and a better cool down.

Products to help you workout

PRO Antium Double Chocolate Cookie Powder

After any intense training session the first thing you need to do is provide your body with the critical nutrients that it requires to heal and recover. Pro-antium was built to be your all in one protein recovery shake.

Scitec Nutrition Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Strawberry Tiramisu

Hydrolysed whey protein is widely considered the fastest-acting whey protein available. Through hydrolyzation, protein is broken it down into smaller, more easily absorbable parts for rapid absorption.

Mini Loop Bands-Free Form

These free form resistance bands are great for adding tension to your Yoga sessions, mobility work, or fitness challenge with a resistance of up to 45 lbs. Colors may vary from pictured image due to stock availability but all strengths and qualities remain the same.

MuscleTech Essential Series Platinum Creatine

Platinum 100% Creatine provides your muscles with the world’s highest quality and most clinically researched form of micronized creatine. Creatine is suggested to support lean muscle and promote strength and endurance.

Cellucor C4 Original Pre-Workout Icy Blue Razz

C4 Original is a pre-workout powder that energizes your workouts and takes your fitness to the next level.

Resources

Bodybuilding. “The Real Reasons You’re Not Getting Bigger”. Accessed June 05, 2021.

WebMD. “An Overview of Creatine Supplements”. Accessed June 05, 2021.

Muscle and Strength. “15 Reasons Why You’re NOT Building Muscle!”. Accessed June 05, 2021.