I have spend 2 years going to the gym lifting heavy weights and losing muscles!!
Because i was originally skinny that felt so frustrating and i was wondering all day why this was happening to me.
Later on when i started reading about muscle building i discovered that i was making some mistakes that many people do and that results in muscle loss.
As soon as i started avoiding those mistakes my muscles started growing and i reached he body shape you can see in the right side bar.
In this article i will tell you about the causes of muscle loss so that you can avoid them and get bigger muscles.
Why do people lose muscles?
I am assuming that you don't have any kind of illness and that you are losing muscles even though you are training well. Here are the causes of muscle loss:
* Too much mental effort: You burn more food thinking that the food you burn while lifting weights. If you are subjected to extreme amounts of stress or if you are constantly worried about something then you are actually breaking down your muscles without noticing. One of the periods i lost muscle the most was in 2008 where i had my money in stocks and i was losing a respectful some of money each day
* Are you lifting heavy weights?: Muscles grow when they are subjected to heavy weights that they can barely lift. If you do 15 reps or more then forget about getting bigger muscles. Lift heavy and try to use a weight that doesn't allow you to reach 10 reps
* Over training: That's one of the most popular reasons for muscle loss. Some people , especially skinny guys, think that they are doing themselves a favor by training the same muscle more than once a week or by going to the gym for 5 times a week.