Common Muscle Building Myths
You might get caught up in all the muscle building information out there, you could be hooked on a certain muscle building hack or phase that could be slowing down or completely destroying your results.
Supplements can significantly boost resultsthis is completely wrong, supplements can only provide small gains when “supplemented” with a good diet and gym routine.
There is a best or one for all gym routine out thereany regime that’s testing each section in your body a couple of times a week will build muscle, you will have to tweak it to your own personal needs and goals, that’s what makes it the “best” routine.
You have to have a gym membership to build muscle
You don’t. You can build all the muscle you need using a home workout, probably up to the first two years of training, for less dedicated people maybe for 4-5 years. “No weights muscle building routine.”
You can’t accidently bulk up (especially women)
As building muscle is a progression you can see if you’re starting to get too muscly, you have to be eating mountains (1000-2000 calories over sustaining) and working out hard 6 days a week to bulk up too quickly. So lift heavy weights, not the light ones that are way too easy and don’t worry about building muscle, it will help increase your metabolism and burn fat. See bodybuilding forums women’s section
You only need to do 2, 7 or 15 minutes of exercise once or twice a week
Yes doing 2 minutes of flat out exercise once a week is better than nothing but really you want to have a minimum of 15 minutes in a gym 3 days a week, I like to have 45-90 minutes 4 days a week and to walk everyday to feel my best (I can only walk being injured with my knee)
You need 1.5-2g of protein per pound of lean muscle
Firstly if you’re a beginner you probably need .8-1g of protein per pound of bodyweight, this is because you won’t have much muscle yet and you’ll have some fat making up a portion of that bodyweight. If you’re trying to get muscle, make sure you focus on increasing carb and healthy fat intake as well as protein.
There are more but these are the main ones you need to take in for now. Make sure you’re not falling for any of these.