The bodybuilding industry uses the bodies of steroid users to sell you all kinds of magic powders that ultimately do nothing. Don’t waste your time and money on supplements. It’s all an illusion. Truth be told, most professional bodybuilders don’t even take the products they advertise.
2.Eating too much
Beginner bodybuilders are usually advised to eat like pigs to get big. A popular diet that falls into that category would be GOMAD. Sorry. It doesn’t work as advertised.
As a natural bodybuilder, you are limited by your hormonal profile. All the food in the world won’t change that.
Beginner bodybuilders need to stop the high-school diet. Reduce the pizza and the ice-cream.
4.Doing too many exercises
Emulating Ronnie Coleman’s training regimen will not make you big. You don’t need 20 exercises to hit your biceps. Doing too many exercises robs you of your energy. It’s better to focus all your effort on fewer goals.
5.Lifting too heavy and with poor form
Lifting heavy and with poor form will get you nowhere. Use moderate weight. Nobody cares how much you lift. Quit the dick measuring contest. It’s getting old. Save your joints in the long run.
6. Changing the routine too often
Persistence is key. Many don’t know it, unfortunately. If you keep on changing your routine, you are spreading yourself thin again. Without a focus, you won’t go far. You need to stick to a routine longer than you think to see admirable results.
7.Trusting the authorities
The money in this sport comes from you – the beginner bodybuilder, the person buying all the supplements, magazines, training programs, t-shirts…etc. That’s why you should never blindly trust the self-proclaimed authorities in the sport. They don’t have your best interest in mind.
8. Reading too much
Beginner bodybuilders suffer from paralysis by analysis. They read too much and get confused. It’s easy to lose your mind in the ocean of information. That’s why you should be conscious when evaluating your choices. It will take time and experience.
9.Obsessing over lifting
Many beginner bodybuilders suffer from obsession. All they see is muscle. They look at their grandmother and think: “Nice 20-inch arms, grandma! Too bad it’s all fat.”
Don’t let things get out of control. Dedication is good, but being a slave to bodybuilding is limiting and not good. Be more than that. Be you. You ain’t just a bodybuilder. You are much more.
10.Training too long
You don’t need to be in the gym for more than 1 hour. If you spend more time than that, you are not in the gym. You are in the cafeteria.
11. Watching too many YouTube Videos
Most “YouTube brahs” are injecting. They rely solely on bro science and immature behavior to get your attention. The advice they give you is hardcore bullshit. The videos are low quality, and 90% of the time is lost in the production of inarticulate speech.
12.Thinking bodyweight training is not effective
Bodyweight training is highly effective despite the fact that IFBB bodybuilders rarely train that way. You can build bigger arms through bodyweight training too.
13.Arguing on forums
Don’t waste your time in Internet battles. You can’t win an argument on the Internet anyway. Just state your opinion. Don’t try to convince people. The more you fight for your opinion, the more people reject it.
14.Eating too clean
If you try to eat clean forever, sooner or later you will go crazy and binge. Instead, schedule some dirty eating. It’s easier to control it that way, at least for some.
15.Looking for the perfect routine
You can search for that perfect routine as much as you want. It doesn’t exist. All routines are nothing more than guidelines. Beginner bodybuilders should try to develop their inner intuition. Your body is talking. Are you listening?