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7 Reasons Your Muscles Stop Growing: Get Muscles To Grow Again

Have you ever wondered why your muscles stopped growing after a few months of training even though your training hard? Here are 7 reasons your muscles stopped growing and how you can get them to grow again.

• You are training too hard – Every time you train your muscles intensely, you are actually breaking down your muscles. So your muscles need to recover from the damages you inflicted on them. So train each muscle group only once or at most twice a week.

• You are training too long – Keep your workout intense but do not workout more than an hour each time. After 45 minutes of intensive training, your cortisol level will increase. This hormone is known to destroy muscle cells.

• You are sleeping too little – You need to sleep more for good muscle growth. Your muscles grow when you sleep. So sleep for 8 hours a day and watch those muscles grow fast.

• You are abusing alcohol – Alcohol is known to break down muscle mass including other damage to the body.

• You do not change your workout routine – You must change your workout routine every 6-8 weeks. Your muscles adapt to your routine and stops growing.

• You do not progressively overload your muscles – You must try to increase your reps or weight every time you next train a particular muscle group. Otherwise, there is no reason for your muscles to grow.


• You do not eat sufficient protein – If you want to build bigger muscles, you must eat more protein. Protein is the building block for your muscles. It is recommended that you need 1 gram of protein per pound of your body weight equivalent. If you don’t get enough protein in your diet, supplement with protein shakes.

There you are, the 7 reasons why your muscles stopped growing even though you are training hard. There are more methods on growing your muscles bigger but these 7 reasons and how to overcome them will be sufficient for an average bodybuilding beginner.