2) Not Following A Sound Nutrition Plan:
Your diet is without a doubt one of the most critical aspects of your muscle building routine. You can be spot on with your workouts, but if you don’t fuel your body properly you will NOT get the results you want. Period!
Most bodybuilding enthusiasts that I deal with day to day don’t have any problems going to the gym and working out, in fact most of them really enjoy it, and consider their workouts as time well spent. But more often then not they get slack when it comes to nutrition.
The whole idea of eating 6 well-balanced meals per day for bodybuilding is by no means a new concept. Most of you who are reading this probably already have a good idea of how you should be eating. But for the majority of people the main excuse is they don’t have the time to eat properly.
But this is just not the case. Eating a “junk-food” diet takes just as much or more time then it does to eat a healthy diet. At lunch time getting in your car and heading on over to the fast food joint, waiting in line at the drive through, and then heading back to work takes a lot more time then if you had your food prepared in advance and ready to eat.
The key to successfully following a healthy bodybuilding nutrition program is planning ahead. When you cook your food always prepare for several meals. It doesn’t take any more time to cook larger quantities of food then it does to cook smaller amounts of food for just one meal. Purposely plan to have left overs that you can re-heat in the microwave, this saves time and makes it easier to have quick nutritious meals on hand.