If you are wanting to increase your muscles you will soon find out that it is a very difficult thing to do especially if you don’t stick with a program or you don’t do the exercises correctly. To be able to build your muscles you need to have structure, discipline and you must be completely dedicated to what you do in your workouts, what you eat as well as what you drink. Below are some things that can hinder the growth of your muscles.
One of the biggest factors that will hinder your muscle growth is the drinking too much alcohol. The reason for this is because it will limit the protein synthesis that is needed by your muscles. Drinking too much alcohol can also keep your body from distributing nutrients like vitamin A, B, C, calcium as well as zinc, all of which are vitally important for the development of muscles.
Another thing that will hinder the growth of your muscles is if you allow yourself to become dehydrated. Remember that your muscles are made up out of protein and water so how much water you drink or don’t drink on a daily basis is going to impact the way that your body will build or not build muscle. In order for you to build good muscles is for you to drink at least 8 glasses of water each and every day, which is 72 ounces of water. Without this amount of water in your body you are not going to be able to build the muscles. The water will saturate your muscles and this then in turn will increase the anabolic environment that will then help your muscles to grow. One thing to take into consideration is the amount of water a person needs to take in also will depend upon their height, weight and the amount and level of activity they are putting their body through.
If you do not take in enough protein into your body you are not going to be helping the growth of your muscles. Proteins contain the essential building blocks for your muscles and that would be amino acids. The lower amounts of proteins that are taken in the lower amounts of amino acids there will be and this will hinder muscle growth. The reason for this is that the muscles will lack enough fuel for them to produce the energy to grow. If you want to build muscle it is important that you have one to two grams of protein for each pound of body weight that you carry on your body. So if you weigh about 150 pounds then you need 150 to 300 grams of protein each day of the week. If you eat less than 100 grams each day your muscles will find it just too difficult to function and be able to grow.
Another factor that can hinder muscle growth is weight training. You heard that right. Although this is supposed to be part of building muscles, it’s not going to do any good if you don’t do it right. For instance if you over train, you will not give your muscles the rest they need and it will be harder to recover. If they don’t have enough recovery time they will not be able to increase in size. Understand that growth only takes place when you are actually resting. So if enough rest is not given the muscles don’t have a chance to rest and grow.