6 Muscle Gaining Mistakes (SLOW OR NO GROWTH!!)

  • Published on Nov 22, 2015
  • Gain muscle fast by training like an athlete here…
    When it comes to gaining muscle, it’s not just about the workouts and exercises that you do but how you do them. In this video, I cover this and many other muscle gaining mistakes that could be holding you back from building the mass you should be from your workouts. You don’t even have to be a beginner to benefit from this video, as many advanced lifters can still be making many of these mistakes.
    The first big workout or muscle gaining mistake is to overtrain. Now despite what you may have been told, overtraining is a very real thing that befalls many lifters during their attempts to build muscle mass fast. They fall for the concept of more is better not realizing that if they are going to attempt to lift without the assistance of ped’s then their capacity to recover will be limited. With a healthy respect for one’s ability to recover from hard workouts, you can carefully walk the line between overtraining and not overtraining and use that to build as much muscle as you can naturally.
    That said, the next mistake is even more rampant than the first and that is under training. Simply attending a gym does not grant you the right to build muscle. You actually have to put in the work when you are there if you want to see appreciable muscle gains. Many people will hit the gym and never bring enough intensity to their training to see their muscles grow and grow quickly.
    In fact, once you master the balance between over and under training you will see that it is actually not that difficult to tip in your favor. By trading in workout length for intensity you will be able to build muscle mass while working out less. Your increased exercise and workout intensity will lead to faster muscle growth and more time to allow your body to recover and grow back strong.
    Speaking of strong, no solid physique is built without becoming strong on your foundation exercises like the bench press, deadlift and squat. That said, many people who struggle to gain muscle are often the same people who skip out on doing these exercises. There is a valid reason for it. These exercises can be intimidating to those who lack the strength and technique to perform them. Opting for easier versions however like concentration curls and pushups is not the answer long term. Start performing these exercises and build your confidence with them and you will see your muscles build and grow as well.
    Nutritionally, eating either too few calories or not enough nutrient dense calories will derail your pursuit of more muscle. Nutrition is and always will be a very important part of the equation. If you want to gain muscle you need to have your diet plan and meal plans in place to support your new muscle growth. Stop thinking that just because you are getting in enough calories that you have the goods to grow muscle. You may not. If you don’t have enough quality, nutrient dense calories coming in you will find it almost impossible to gain muscle fast or at all.
    For a complete workout and nutrition program that helps you to gain muscle by training like an athlete, head to athleanx.com and get the ATHLEAN-X Training System.
    For more videos on how to build muscle fast and how not to be a skinny hardgainer, be sure to subscribe to our channel here on youtube at usclip.net/user/jdcav24
  • Howto & StyleHowto & Style

Comments • 7 690

  • bodhisattva99
    bodhisattva99 2 hours ago

    The guy that overtrains expects to make gains but doesn't, so the lack of gains might be bewildering, but the guy that undertrains doesn't GIVE A DAMN, so NOT making gains would come as no surprise. The guy that undertrains and expects to make gains needs to go to a psychiatrist and not the gym.

  • iRealZeta
    iRealZeta 12 hours ago

    2:48 I love you Jeff 😂

  • Ryan McVicar
    Ryan McVicar Day ago

    I’m a hard gaining 3 and a half years

  • Ryan McVicar
    Ryan McVicar Day ago

    Ppl are saying I’m on roids I watch wot he is saying

  • Project 63
    Project 63 Day ago

    When he said the counting dont matter i was laughing he's definitely right I see people doing that and I'm over trying to lift more intensely I went 20lb to 35lb in 2 weeks with the dumbells and my bench up 20 not because of the counts but because of the intensity✊🏻

  • Chico Banderas
    Chico Banderas Day ago

    I'm doing something with this playing in the background and basically, every time my concentration goes back EVERY statement he makes is bang on.. It's scary how spot on this lad is with regards to logical information.. Going to watch properly a little later.

  • Clvr Cre8v
    Clvr Cre8v 2 days ago

    I fucking love this video. The advice is bang on and it answered a lot of questions for me. Thank you Jeff!

  • Ron Sealy
    Ron Sealy 3 days ago

    PREACH. MY. BROTHA. I too am a hard too gain weight. But slowly I have gained weight by eating more of the right foods. I've went from 160 lbs to 178 lbs in 9 months of training. So Right On Jeff to your videos. Smart training. Proper form. Eating healthy. The gains will show.

  • MultiDesignGuy
    MultiDesignGuy 3 days ago

    Hi Jeff essentially there are3body types ecto, endo and meso (morph) is there a better or particular way to approach weight training (I assume answer is yes) could you do some videos for the poor ectomorphs out there ...

  • Sodayoda
    Sodayoda 3 days ago

    What to eat i don’t know how to diet right

  • John Doe
    John Doe 4 days ago

    Too much chocolate cereal

  • Darin Moonsamy
    Darin Moonsamy 4 days ago

    "Counted with sesame street" 🤣🤣🔥

  • Paul Adkins
    Paul Adkins 5 days ago

    I don't know how anyone could give this video a thumbs down. The message is in point. You have inspired me to take my life back and I started going to the gym again and I watch your videos for guidance and inspiration. Taking control of my PTSD and brining down the A1C so I don't need meds for diabetes. Thank you very much. A true life saver if you have the stones to follow your plan.

  • Sunny Shah
    Sunny Shah 5 days ago

    My chest nt growing 😖😖😖😖from upper part
    Im 34 now doing work out from my teen age
    Lifting heavy on chest n lesser on arms
    Arms r in great shape but chest is still week

  • Sunny Shah
    Sunny Shah 5 days ago

    Wht to do if nt feeling the mind n muscle connection in sm exercises

  • Sunny Shah
    Sunny Shah 5 days ago

    He men is dead right

  • Ohana Films
    Ohana Films 5 days ago +7

    “Painfully thin” ? Sounds like body dysmorphia to me.

  • 5weet
    5weet 6 days ago

    So how often should I work out if I don’t want to overtrain or undertrain

  • Radoslav Varshilov
    Radoslav Varshilov 6 days ago

    He is absolutely right. I am 6"6' and i was 90 kg skinny and eating like a pig...... Everything a lot!
    Now i started gym and huge change in my daily meals and nutrition consistant training and for 6 weeks i am now 105 kg looking much different than ever.

  • jhon nex
    jhon nex 6 days ago

    How to deadlift and squat with torn meniscii?

  • Gabt4b
    Gabt4b 7 days ago

    I'm twelve at the moment and I had a kinda slow metabolism during the summer before my last. During that time I did eat a lot and sit on the computer and just play minecraft or something. I had anger issues as well and felt like an alchoholic. but for chips and minecraft. I noticed I was starting to get bigger than I usually used to be, so I started exercising, and that sped up my metabolism greatly. Now I have a fast metabolism and work out sometimes. I got really into it during my 6th grade year, I'm in 7th at the moment. I started breaking off since then but now I want to start back up again. I'm going to try to work on this schedule I started and I want to be able to gain more muscle. If I keep working out and building and improving what I do every day, by the time more of my testostorone sets in I'll be set to keep building until I reach my goal.

  • Foster Scott
    Foster Scott 7 days ago

    Love getting kicked by you Jeff💪🤠

  • Lmitc574
    Lmitc574 8 days ago

    Jeff says don’t overtrain your self 1 hour is enough but how come I hear people doing 3 workouts a day is that because they are doing shorter workouts or because they might be working different muscles, I’m a little confused

  • Mr. Blackvanilla
    Mr. Blackvanilla 8 days ago

    So my thing is I’ve been working out for about 10 years now (I’m 22) and train for Olympic lifting (which I’ve been doing for about 8 years). I have stayed at pretty much the same physique my entire life ( I’m not talking about growth spurts/puberty, unless that would be included) and the new maxes I would get were from form fixes. I’ve been trying to get bigger and stronger. I’ve been told by many coaches, friends, people at gyms and facilities I’ve been, and articles it’s just what I eat and I need to eat more. I’m at about 160lbs for 5’9. I went from 1900 cal/day to almost 7000 cal/day (don’t quote me on it) and through out all those there haven’t been any progress. It was just constantly getting sick from the intake. Obviously there is other information missing this comment but what do you think it is?

  • Mo Pac
    Mo Pac 9 days ago

    It pisses you off bro I don’t even know you

  • Mo Pac
    Mo Pac 9 days ago

    Why do I lose 5 poundsEvery time I take a mean dump

  • max marrero
    max marrero 9 days ago

    every one reach a limit you wouldnt go further no matter how mutch you try. You have to give your body reboot and start all again.

  • heemaeri
    heemaeri 9 days ago

    Thank you for real, your videos are motivating me

  • Smallstudio Design
    Smallstudio Design 10 days ago

    Less talk and rip that shirt off and show me whatcha got “daddy “. 😉😂

  • Hobbies Plus
    Hobbies Plus 10 days ago

    Sir so nice watching your videos. Im a new tuber here and doing exercise with my channel too. I hope sir you can help me doing my house as good as you... Thanks sir.

  • The Gaming Guy
    The Gaming Guy 10 days ago

    If I’m trying to gain weight/muscle is it ok if i eat frozen meals like 2 to 3 times a week?

  • Ron Pandullo
    Ron Pandullo 10 days ago

    When should you increase weight that you lift

  • chris bowen
    chris bowen 10 days ago

    Good talk

  • Sigma Consultants
    Sigma Consultants 12 days ago

    He looked like Messi in high school

  • noilex
    noilex 12 days ago

    Thanks for motivating us;D

  • H Xen
    H Xen 12 days ago

    My man Jeff looks great, especially for his age. But after seeing an earlier video of him about five years ago, and always thinking he might have been a vampire, I can report, he is human and aging... although very, very slowly... So (for now at least) it appears he's not a vampire... or at least not a full-blown blood-drinking one.

    DANOS 12 days ago

    Thank you Jeff!

  • Ahmed Zoubeir
    Ahmed Zoubeir 12 days ago

    You were about fine back in highschool

  • Chaitanya Chaudhary
    Chaitanya Chaudhary 12 days ago

    Big respect for you❤️

  • Axi Zero
    Axi Zero 13 days ago

    I wasn’t a big eater till I started gym

  • Ricky Jackson
    Ricky Jackson 14 days ago

    Love this dude! Great videos and awesome info.

    WARPED MIND 14 days ago +1

    The problem I have with this is that video of you as “skinny” isn’t skinny to me... it is way bulkier than I am so I don’t see this as applying to me... does it ? I’m not sure...

  • Andrew Cannon
    Andrew Cannon 14 days ago +1

    You have really great advice. This is a really positive channel. Thank you!

  • Ben Li
    Ben Li 14 days ago

    this is Jeff at level 5, and then level 10 thats how mafia works.

  • Leatherneck1775 _OOHRAH
    Leatherneck1775 _OOHRAH 15 days ago +1


  • Dougie Backus
    Dougie Backus 16 days ago +1

    You had a alot of self development. I can hear it in the way you teach and speak. Good lesson. Thanks

  • Ak Yeti
    Ak Yeti 16 days ago

    All I could think of when you used the water replacement analogy was think of Idiocracy the movie lol

  • Stan Petrov
    Stan Petrov 16 days ago

    After hearing this i can admit that im unfortunately one of those that has been half assing it. I thought i wasnt but im definitely gonna step my game up a bit!

  • AbrahamR6969 Rivera
    AbrahamR6969 Rivera 16 days ago

    11.09 the things you fear the most are the things that change the most. We need more people like him in this life for success

  • Kevin Vang
    Kevin Vang 17 days ago

    4:57, I like deadlifts; however, squats is a bitch.

  • Kevin Vang
    Kevin Vang 17 days ago

    Teach me more Sifu.

  • Ray Fal
    Ray Fal 18 days ago

    " Piss me off when I hear about shortcuts " ...was he referring to Six pack shortcuts Mike Chang or what lol

    • Ray Fal
      Ray Fal 13 days ago

      @manalacazu hey no problem ✌🏼

    • manalacazu
      manalacazu 13 days ago +1

      @Ray Fal Sorry.

    • Ray Fal
      Ray Fal 14 days ago +1

      @manalacazu I know I was just being sarcastic lol

    • manalacazu
      manalacazu 14 days ago +1

      Ray Fal No.

  • Stephen C
    Stephen C 18 days ago

    Am i overttraining?

  • Michael Stump
    Michael Stump 18 days ago

    Most UScliprs just want to force their programs onto their viewers.
    You provide incredible information, consistently, and then offer your program as a supplement for those who want more.
    Long story short, great content as always!
    Thanks a bunch :)

  • Erik Sixx
    Erik Sixx 19 days ago

    Leave your damn phone in your car. That addiction has no place in a gym.

    • Erik Sixx
      Erik Sixx 13 days ago

      jalov jalov Bro I get that but that's not what I'm seeing. If you have a music program hit play & hit it. I'm seeing social media junkies parked on machines that I need to use.

    • jalov jalov
      jalov jalov 13 days ago +1

      Music my man

  • ravi chandra
    ravi chandra 19 days ago

    Nutrient dense foods are lower in calories ?? I guess not

  • Joby Arnold
    Joby Arnold 19 days ago

    Is working one musle group per week okay 10 sets and 5 to 15 reps takes about half hour a day?

  • Justin Bowling
    Justin Bowling 19 days ago

    How do you get lean and strong "Without" gaining extra muscle mass?
    What if I want to get my upper body smaller, like a swimmer or gymnastics shape?

    • Justin Bowling
      Justin Bowling 17 days ago

      Ok... I was 6' tall 251 lbs in January.
      I'm 220 now.
      I'm trying to get to 190 by January again but I might have so much muscle on me that it would take me getting down to 8% body fat in order to keep at 190
      I gain muscle easily.
      I gain fat easily.
      8% body fat is probably not sustainable.

    • Ty
      Ty 17 days ago

      I've been around male gymnasts, they're built like trucks bro.

  • MarieJude Smart
    MarieJude Smart 19 days ago

    Excellent!! The best vid ever!!!

  • Kardinal Kishore Kishore

    Pls do a video on masturbation effects on testosterone and muscle gains.