Are you spending hours in the gym having carefully crafted the perfect workouts but still not seeing muscle definition? These three mistakes could be letting you down.
People in the gym tend to fall into one of two categories… Runners and Lifters. If you’re in the latter you need rethink your aversion to cardio. Don’t assume you need to run for miles on the treadmill or spend an hour on the bike, cardio is actually shown to be far more effective at fat loss when done for a shorter period of time at a quicker pace. Not only will you not lose muscle by doing cardio for a shorted period of time, it will help to shed that last pesky layer of fat that prevents you from seeing your hard-earned muscles.
Sure, in the pursuit to get a lean and chiseled body its tempting to overdo it on workouts thinking the more your workout the more muscular you’ll look, but there is such a thing as overtraining. If you’re not giving yourself adequate time to rest then your muscles wont be able to heal, recover and ultimately grow. Muscle growth is only able to occur when the rate of muscle protein synthesis, which is when your muscle fibers are replaced after working them, is faster than the muscle protein is broken down. This is why rest days are essential.