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
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