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://superiorjanitorial.pro/user/jdcav24
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  • MarcR34
    MarcR34  1 hours back


    • Sgt. Frank
      Sgt. Frank  8 hours back

      Whose that hot chick next to young Jeff?

      • Travis Finley
        Travis Finley  16 hours back

        The video was definitely a kick in the ass. I go to the gym and count to twelve abounch of times, then I flex in the mirror lol. I admit I could pour more intensity into my workouts. I definitely can cut back on the Five guys and Wing stop. It takes a guy like Jeff to show me I’ve been shitting on my gains and wasting my time. No more.

        • Jak Sadman
          Jak Sadman  1 days back

          Body building route train 6 days a week not doing the same thing every day and know what part of your body heals faster then others

          • RaceToNowhere
            RaceToNowhere  2 days back

            I may be exaggerating with workouts. I alternate weights with aerobics (wushu weapons and martial arts), and I'm not gaining much mass, it surely isn't noticeable in any way, but the stenght and stamina, it's all there. I'm also working hard on bone conditioning, balance and flexibility, but... a little more mass under my clothes wouldn't hurt. People tend to be arrogant and often aggressive with me because they see me super skinny, then they shake my hand and they change their mind. One thing I learned it's to not give importance to appeareance, you can be defeated by a skeleton with ultra strenght, and you could send mr muscle the ground with one touch, appeareance are deceptive

            • karen Brown
              karen Brown  2 days back

              I enjoy your videos can your advice work for women also

              • YoungMullaKi11a
                YoungMullaKi11a  4 days back

                Love this dude. Where else can you get free content like this? Nowhere boiiiii.

                • ib1ray
                  ib1ray  4 days back

                  Awesome! Jeff, the young you reminded me of Adam Levine from Maroon 5 .....Hmmmmm

                  • thesoultheory
                    thesoultheory  5 days back

                    Looks like I need this liquid nutrition.

                    • How To Gain Muscle Naturally

                      I hear the quickest way to gain muscle is to put your thumbs in your mouth and blow. Your arms will expand in comparison to how hard you blow on your thumb.

                      • Richard Yurick
                        Richard Yurick  6 days back

                        Hi Joe, I am 66 and just getting back in the gym. I want to thank you for your no nonsense approach to health and nutrition. I need to tell you I have been a family chiropractor and nutritional health coach. I love your videos. Bless you, Dr. Richard Yurick

                        • Joseph Shepherd
                          Joseph Shepherd  6 days back

                          12, ha ha ha haaaa.

                          • Rama Ramachandra
                            Rama Ramachandra  7 days back

                            when jeff says painfully thin when I was teen, I am like whattttt???

                            • hischam khan
                              hischam khan  1 weeks back

                              Jeff teaches promotes under an hour training sessions, but his maxsize program is impossible to complete in an hour. Actually, it'll take at least 90mins. Wish he would explain that anomaly.

                              Still, I think he's is the best YouTube channel. Learnt so much from Jeff, and continue learning. So, grateful. 👌❤️

                              • Austin Davenport
                                Austin Davenport  1 weeks back

                                To help you out, 1.25x

                                • ODDFATHER
                                  ODDFATHER  1 weeks back

                                  I just wish jeff was here to diagnose me with every problem I have and tell me what to do and how much to do it

                                  • Stephen Molzer
                                    Stephen Molzer  1 weeks back

                                    I don't believe over training is ever possible. Under resting, on the other hand, is absolutely an issue. Look at how intense basic training is for the majority of the military and the progress that people can make in only a few months, even while consistently hitting exhaustion every single day. Rest is key.

                                    • Jash
                                      Jash  1 weeks back

                                      When his definition of "no muscle" is your definition of buff

                                      • kabir Arush
                                        kabir Arush  1 weeks back

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                                        • Daniel Shad
                                          Daniel Shad  1 weeks back

                                          Thanks.great stuff once again Mr C. you've been a great help and an inspiration to me. Nuff love from the U.K.

                                          • Tough Pixels
                                            Tough Pixels  1 weeks back

                                            U rock man thanks for all the advice ill strive for intensity and ill eat nutrient rich calories from now on and give myself time to recover. One thing i find is i’m always doing the same exercises in hope ill only increase the intensity over time by doing reps until failure, 3sets until failure with 1minute breaks inbetween. All in all it comes to around 20minutes of exercise. With weight i aim for around 8 reps once i get to 12 i increase the weight by 5 pounds. My routine is bicep curls, pullups, feet elevated knuckle pushups. 3 times a week. A a 40 minute run 2 times a week. 1hour Kickboxing class 3 times a week. Man if this ain’t enough with your nutrition advice i’m going to have to check athleanx.com anyway it’s time to throw away the Tv dinners and microwave food

                                            • aaron veldman
                                              aaron veldman  1 weeks back


                                              • Olga Korets
                                                Olga Korets  1 weeks back

                                                beautiful video brother much respect

                                                • Emiliano REYES
                                                  Emiliano REYES  1 weeks back

                                                  You remaind me Barack Obama

                                                  • Megabloost
                                                    Megabloost  1 weeks back

                                                    watching this to learn how to workout better and end up crying in the corner cause you were not expecting the feels

                                                    • Zetsuke4
                                                      Zetsuke4  2 weeks back


                                                      • stefan busg
                                                        stefan busg  2 weeks back

                                                        Fully agree, I'm a tall guy with a reasonable physic but when starting gym again I only started on a bar with 10 lbs on either side. Hadn't done workout in 6 years. So dead lifting from that and more on 2 months later I'm up to 140 pounds. Still going strong.

                                                        • Wade
                                                          Wade  2 weeks back

                                                          "Count home with Sesame Street"
                                                          "I am Count Count - ONE rep... he he he he"
                                                          "TWO reps... he he he he"

                                                          • Keats Flores
                                                            Keats Flores  2 weeks back

                                                            Jeff was more of a stud in high school than I’ll ever be in my life

                                                            • crikeymos22
                                                              crikeymos22  2 weeks back

                                                              Aww he looks so sweet. Wouldn’t say he was painfully thin though. He already had good structure.

                                                              • Alex alvarado
                                                                Alex alvarado  2 weeks back

                                                                I started with a light weight bar with no weights when I was in basketball gym while everyone else was using the heavy bar with weights but then I got to the heavy bar with almost 45 pounds on the bar for my squats

                                                                • Davies.D
                                                                  Davies.D  2 weeks back

                                                                  This is world class motivation!! Hands down the best in his class on YT!!

                                                                  • Stu Gryffin
                                                                    Stu Gryffin  2 weeks back

                                                                    1:22 "youre doing 55 sets for chest alone and your chest looks like shit..." #truetalk

                                                                    • Basti
                                                                      Basti  2 weeks back

                                                                      Still i now what should i eat and train and how much do i need to sleep but stil i just can't make progress as other can in only 2 or 3 months. Why then eaven try any more??

                                                                      • Dusten Cross
                                                                        Dusten Cross  2 weeks back

                                                                        Every time I step up to train I ask myself one question......WWJD! What would Jeff do?

                                                                        • Rich
                                                                          Rich  2 weeks back

                                                                          The fuck, Jeff's when he was "skinny" is still big af

                                                                          • slippery nipple
                                                                            slippery nipple  2 weeks back

                                                                            This video reminds me of when i was little and my dad helped me with my math homework and i would feel bad when he looked at my wrong answers .

                                                                            • Joe Bear
                                                                              Joe Bear  2 weeks back

                                                                              Totally agree!

                                                                              • sumair Ahmad
                                                                                sumair Ahmad  2 weeks back

                                                                                Tell about mastrubation and bodybuilding

                                                                                • Deku
                                                                                  Deku  2 weeks back

                                                                                  if jeff uploads a ex roation workout i can legit save 20 plus minutes

                                                                                  • Randol Aoun
                                                                                    Randol Aoun  2 weeks back

                                                                                    4:09 always face pull hahaha

                                                                                    • DJ Malik Jr
                                                                                      DJ Malik Jr  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Hey Jeff what about masturbation?????

                                                                                      • Jay Mann
                                                                                        Jay Mann  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Can you please make a video for people with herniated disc to gain leg muscles. Thanks

                                                                                        • Joey M
                                                                                          Joey M  2 weeks back

                                                                                          There may be others, but dude you're the only guy I trust. Lol I still look a mess but have been working out for a couple weeks now and by following your advice I can already see a difference!! Thanks a lot!!

                                                                                          • Ahmed Muhammed
                                                                                            Ahmed Muhammed  2 weeks back

                                                                                            2.3K dislikes from steroid users.

                                                                                            • norton
                                                                                              norton  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Doctor advices me not to use supplements due to having one kidney,just had a stone removed. Any advise?

                                                                                              • nazmi aiman
                                                                                                nazmi aiman  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Hello...i am now working out...but also i am doing atkins...so carb would be out of the questions..so can i still build muscle although i am in atkins..?

                                                                                                • daisy white
                                                                                                  daisy white  2 weeks back

                                                                                                  he’s the type of trainer that’ll truly make me guilty for eating that large HSP after school. 😭😭😭😂😂🤣