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Revealing Four Deadly Muscle Building Myths

Sep 5, 2008
If you don't watch your step you may end up falling for some fatal muscle-building pitfalls that will literally destroy your gains. In this article I'm going to expose 4 very common muscle-building myths in order to keep you on the proper path to the mind-blowing muscle and strength gains you deserve.

1. In order to build muscle, you must achieve a "pump" during your workout. The greater the pump you achieve, the more muscle you will build. For those of you who have just began the term "pump" is the sensation you get as the blood gets trapped inside muscle tissues during training. Although a pump may feel great, it actually isn't doing anything to produce muscle growth.

It's just the increased flow of blood to the muscles, but it is not the characteristic of a good workout. A successful workout should only be gauged by the concept of progression. If you can pick up more weight or do it more times than last week, then you are progressing.

2. The downside to gaining muscle mass is, you will be slower and lose flexibility. Believe it or not, developing lean muscle mass speeds you up. running. All of the movements that your body makes, from an involuntary twitch to running, jumping, and throwing, are the responsibility of your muscles. It all comes down to this, the more powerful a muscle is the more force it is capable of exerting.

3. Using proper form is essential to all exercises. While using good form in the gym is always important, obsessing over perfect form is an entirely different matter. Trying to use absolutely perfect form for every excercise can actually be counterproductive: It increases your chance of injury while at the same time decreasing your total muscle stimulation.

Moving naturally is very important when you excercise. This might also mean swaying a little bit while you curl your bicep, or using your body's own momentum while you're doing rows on the barbells.

4. If you are not feeling any pain whatsoever when exercising your muscles are not gaining strength. This another misconception that is belived in the gym. The "burning" sensation that results from intense weight training is simply the result of lactic acid (a metabolic waste product) that is secreted inside the muscle tissue as you exercise. Lactic acid in excess may actually slow down your gains and have nothin to do with muscle growth.

If you want to clear up your confusion and learn the truth behind many other popular muscle-building myths, go ahead and visit the site my site. I'll reveal why 95% of people in the gym fail miserably and will teach you how to get on the proper path toward muscle-building success once and for all.
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