7 Reasons Your Muscles Stop Growing

Have you ever wondered why you’re not seeing continued muscles growth after months of training even though you’re putting in a lot of hard work at the gym? Here are 7 reasons why and how you can get your muscles to grow again.


  1. 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 damaged you inflicted on them. So train each muscle group only once or twice a week.
  2. Training too long– Keep your workout intense but try to keep your workouts between an hour to an hour and a half. After about 45 minutes of intense training, your cortisol levels will increase. This hormone is known to destroy muscle cells.
  3. Not enough sleep– You need to sleep more for good muscle to grow. Your muscled grow when you sleep. So get between 6 to 8 hours of good sleep a day and watch those muscles grow faster.
  4. Drinking too much alcohol– Alcohol is known to break down muscle mass and many other body destruction abilities. You’re body also burns the alcohol in your body first before it even gets to the fat burning stage.
  5. Same boring workouts– You must change your workout routine every 6-8 weeks. Your muscles adapt to your routine and stop growing, this is where you see a plateau.
  6. Not progressively overloading your muscles– Try to increase your reps or weight every time you train a particular muscle group. Otherwise, there is no reason for your muscles to grow.
  7. Not enough sufficient protein- If you want to build bigger muscles, you must eat more protein. Protein is the building block to muscle growth. If you can’t get enough sufficient protein in your normal diet, try supplementing with alternative protein intake sources.


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