Muscles Have Stopped Growing
OK, You might find this a bit weird but if anyone can help please do! I'm 16 years old, 5foot7, I weigh a 120 lbs, I have been working out for about 1 1/2 years and since I had began working out I was only 115 lbs.
Over the course of about 1 month I gained (about) 5 lbs of muscle and stayed at (still am) 120 lbs, yet after I gained this weight I stayed there but my muscles continued growing in mass and strength (slow muscle mass gain but still it was there) for about 9months, I generally train in power lifting.
Here are some stats of my lifting currently. Leg press-500lbs 10reps,curl 30lbs-8-10reps, wrist curl 60lbs 6-7 reps, so on and so forth.
Over the course of 2 months later my muscle mass stopped growing but strength kept going on (still no weight gain though), and for the rest of my workout (till now) I haven't grown in muscle mass, strength, or gained weight!
It's like my body just doesn't want to grow muscles anymore. Does someone have an explanation for this?! Does anyone know how to fix this?! Please help me I've kinda lost hope in muscle building and.. well.. stopped working out.
I still wanna work out, but whats the point if my goals cannot be met. (goals are to be stronger than
Hercules himself, well not literally but ya know) Please help ASAP!Answer:
In order for the muscles to keep growing, you have to offer the body new challenges. Change the workout intensity. Increase the stress of the workout.
Your body will begin to adapt to any stress offered, and when it does, you'll have to change things up yet again to offer new challenges for added gains.
Slight changes to your workouts will make a world of difference, even adding 5 lbs to different exercises here and there, it all adds up.
Workout volume should be kept short.
60 min weight training 3 or 4 times a week is perfect for mass and strength gains while also giving those muscles enough time to heal for the next intense workout.
Recover the muscle properly by consuming healthy foods high in protein and in complex carbohydrates.
The fastest way to build muscle is to consume the right food, workout extremely intense, and let the muscles heal. And even when you are doing everything right, it still is going to take time, especially if you're going all natural.
Simply working out, does not offer significant results. There are many pieces to the puzzle that have to be used. Read through some more pages, and you will see how many tips there really are. Take notes and apply the information that we have here.