The REAL Reasons You’re Not Gaining Muscle Not your typical bodybuilding article telling you to do 3x12 and pray.

There may be 1, 113, 231 articles explaining how one is supposed to gain muscle mass but that does not mean that the matter is particularly complicated. Building muscle is quite simple. However, something has to fill the mainstream bodybuilding websites, and it seems that nonsense is the filler of choice.

It may surprise some of you, but I actually do read all popular bodybuilding websites. When you are aware of the lies and deceptions, the articles there are like amusing short stories that make for a great read, especially if you’re in the mood to hear something really stupid.

So, what are the real reasons you are not gaining muscle? Well, it’s simple: you are just not taking the right supplements. To build huge and scary muscles you have to take {this}, {this} and {that}. No! I am kidding. Let’s get serious now.


It takes 5-6 lines to explain how one is supposed to gain muscle mass. {Count!}

“In order to gain muscle mass two conditions must be met: you have to train and eat (at least at maintenance). Also, your training program must be oriented towards progression. Today, you did 10 pull-ups. Good. If after 2 months you’re doing 16 pull-ups, you’ve progressed. It’s that simple. If those two demands are met, there is no real reason not to gain muscle, besides the fact that you’re a limited natural bodybuilder.”

A lot of people will tell you that you need to follow a magical regimen and a very specific rep range. It’s a lie. You could reach your genetic potential without changing your rep range for decades. Of course, you could do the same even if you change your rep range every few months, but it’s not needed for progress. There are benefits to changing your rep range, but in terms of real GDP the difference is small to nonexistent.

The mainstream bodybuilding cartel wants us all to keep spinning our wheels and continue to be part of the loop. That’s why they always come up with “new” and “sensational ways” to gain more muscle. This is the motivation behind articles entitled: “4 Bulletproof Methods To Add Slabs Of Muscle”, “Chinese Secrets To Muscle Growth“, “Why you’re not as big as Arnold”, “What would Arnold do to gain muscle”…etc.

It’s like everybody wants you to forget that the body is not capable of exceptional muscular growth REGARDLESS of training methods. There comes a point when no amount of work, eating and even praying is able to help you gain more muscle. This is the point when “GAME OVER” appears on the screen. Everybody wants you to avoid reaching that point because that’s how they lose you as a client.

If you’re doing effective exercises such as push-ups, dips, squats, bench press, overhead press, handstand push-ups, leg raises…etc, and you progress while also consuming enough food to at least maintain your current bodyweight, there is no reason not to grow. However, that so-called growth is not as impressive as they want you to believe. It will make a difference in your appearance, but you won’t rival the likes of Lazar Angelov and Simeon Panda.

Well, who cares?

Truth be told, most people would actually be happy with what can be achieved naturally in terms of size and skills. You can become better than 90% of the population – NATURALLY.

If that’s not enough, I don’t know what is.

At the same time I am often accused of killing the bodybuilding dreams of many people. I even have a nickname. They call me “The Destructo Of The Bodybuilda’s Dream”. Nice.

In the end of the day the clock is always the one taking punishment when we wake up, but weren’t we the ones who set the alarm in the first place?

P.S. I love that nickname. Thank you very much for it.

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