It’s a fact, most people who begin a fitness regime will eventually reach a plateau; unfortunately, many give up on their routine because of slow muscle-gaining progress. If you are concerned about this, there is no need to worry as there are many ways to overcome it.
Eventually, you may want to fire the trainer
If you are a beginner in bodybuilding, then a trainer is recommended as they can help you with learning the basics such as proper form/technique, different workouts, nutrition tips and more. However, once we reach a certain level of physique and gain enough knowledge in bodybuilding, we may want to become independent for multiple reasons. By becoming independent, you can greatly increase your self-confidence, which is very important for reaching new levels of progress. Also, it can help you focus more on what works for you, and less on what your trainer’s opinions are.
Build an effective workout regime
It can be quite upsetting watching others make huge gains in muscle mass while you are having difficulty overcoming a plateau workout. The primary reason of as to why this may occur is likely to due to the fact that the workout program that you are following just isn’t for you; it is of utmost importance to develop a program that specifically works for you. Although you may want to excel you progress quickly, it is always important to understand and stay within your limits throughout the entire process.
In order to ensure a highly effective workout plan, not only do you have to take into consideration of what you current capabilities are, but also where you want to be in 6 months from now in terms of muscle growth progress. The next crucial step is to develop a detailed plan outlining each step of the way towards your new goal; for each step, push yourself to new levels without overdoing it – this can include of increasing the weight by a small percentage, or even adding a completely new exercise.
Always remember to only set goals that you are confident you can reach, otherwise it can cause overwhelming frustration. Set achievable goals, because for each one you achieve you’ll become more confident in reaching larger ones.
Cycle your routine
In the world of bodybuilding, workout routine cycling is quite common because of the many benefits it has for helping bodybuilders overcome plateau workouts. This process primarily involves changing up workout variations on a regular basis to prevent muscles from getting used to the same routine; it keeps the muscles challenged, thus it helps to ensure continuous muscle growth. Some bodybuilders design a plan with different variations for every week, while others may for every 2 weeks or month depending on their needs and goals.
Not only can routine cycling help you with overcoming your plateau, but it can also provide an opportunity for you to learn a wide variety of exercises; thus, making the entire journey less boring and more exciting.
Always use proper form
Along with routine cycling, using the proper form while working out is one of the most important factors when it comes to ensuring optimal muscle growth and overcoming plateaus. Using the proper form during weightlifting movements allows you to focus on the correct muscles, leading to a more thorough burn.
For example, when doing a bicep curl, it is important to maintain a stationary elbow. Without doing so, not enough focus is being put on the bicep. This, in addition to a wide variety of curls, will help ensure a well-defined bicep with a good peak.
Overcoming a plateau can be a lot simpler than it may seem as long as you are knowledgeable of what is required. By applying that knowledge, not only can you reach new levels of muscle growth, but you can also making the entire process more exciting.