I have been lifting for many years, over 30 to be exact. Over the years I have learned a lot from my own personal experience. Many of the things we are told about working out, gaining muscle, and losing body fat just don't make a lot of sense.
I have always looked at bodybuilding more from a common-sense point of view instead of all this bro-science stuff we read today.
You can watch bodybuilding videos and read articles all day long and the more you do the more complicated and confusing things seem to be.
Gaining muscle and getting a ripped body doesn't have to be complicated.
When I was young I would see all these modern-day bodybuilders who had massive bodies that would show how much they ate and the things they did to get massive.
When I smartened up realized it was all smoke and mirrors and these guys took a lot of steroids in order to look like they did.
I have made a list of myths to share with you, it's what I have learned about gaining muscle, losing fat, and increasing strength.
You can't gain muscle without lifting heavy
This is not true.
I personally tried this after working out for several years, at one point in time I spent six months working out as heavy as I could.
I focused a lot on compound movements (deadlifts, rack pulls, and squats) and while I did gain a lot of strength and some muscle it was not as much as I had expected. Read more