The mis­takes to avoid if you want to get big­ger

We asked three top fit­ness mod­els for their big­gest mus­cle mis­takes so you won’t ever make them

Men's Fitness - - Trainer -

A DON’T LET FEAR IN

I was scared to train legs hard be­cause I’d had a bad leg in­jury play­ing rugby. I ac­tu­ally joined the gym be­cause I couldn’t play rugby any more, but then ended up avoid­ing do­ing any leg train­ing. I soon re­alised that noth­ing good hap­pens if you stay in your com­fort zone. I em­braced my fear and pushed on, and I haven’t looked back.

Tom Cole­man, WBFF Pro

B DON’T OVERDO CAR­DIO

I used to do far too much car­dio, es­pe­cially HIIT. I thought I needed to do it to keep lean, but I have a very fast me­tab­o­lism so the ex­tra train­ing was pre­vent­ing me from build­ing the max­i­mum amount of mus­cle. HIIT can de­stroy mus­cle tis­sue if you have a fast me­tab­o­lism and don’t eat enough. More isn’t al­ways bet­ter.

Kirk Miller, MF cover model

C QUAL­ITY BEATS QUAN­TITY

When I started out, I thought the more I was in the gym the big­ger I’d get. I’ve since learned the im­por­tance of qual­ity over quan­tity. I now do three to four work­outs a week, rather than six to eight. I’m train­ing less of­ten, but ev­ery ses­sion is more fo­cused and in­tense, and I now get the time I need to rest and re­cover.

Jamie Alder­ton, WBFF Pro

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