Tag Archive for 'Mistake'

Hardgainer Mistake #8: Program Design Blunders

  “The best workout is the one that you follow.” – Unknown “Everyone wants to excel. But few are willing to make the sacrifices that excellence requires.” –  Joe Friel “Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weights.” – Ronnie Coleman For the past 10 years I’ve read more […]

Hardgainer Mistake #9: Overreliance On Supplements

Let’s be honest – I’m just as guilty as the next guy who wishes his supplements were magical! In fact, I love supplements, especially when they come from companies that I trust like Blue Star, Bio Trust and Prograde. However, it’s critical to start off this article by saying there is absolutely no substitute for […]

Hardgainers Mistake #10 – No Mentor(s)

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” – Japanese Proverb “People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.” – Oliver Goldsmith “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” – Unknown There […]

Muscle Building Mistake #7 – Neglecting Tempo & Tension

  Tempo is easily the most neglected training variable — and one you can’t afford to ignore if you want to build serious muscle mass. I suspect the reason it’s neglected is because tempo is also the least understood of the strength-training variables (when compared to rest, sets, reps etc). Tempo is another tool, just […]

Muscle Building Mistake #6 – Undertraining Syndrome

Everyone is familiar with “overtraining syndrome,” which is a real problem with negative side effects but the truth of the matter is that 99% of people will never even come close to experiencing the true definition of overtraining! In fact, sports scientists are overwhelmingly concluding that individuals will never reach a true overtraining state. Research […]