I’m doing weight training and conditioning but I’m not getting stronger, I’m not able to increase muscle mass – how can I?
It’s great to hear that you’re in the gym. Increasing muscle mass and strength isn’t as simple as getting in the gym and lifting weights. A lot of it depends on your weight, metabolism, fat-to-muscle ratio and training style.
Put simply, if you’re looking to increase muscle mass – then you need to be eating more food so that your body is in a calorie surplus. You should also look to implement ‘progressive overload’ with your training which will allow you to get stronger incrementally. The opposite is applied if you’re looking to lose weight – where you eat less so that your body is in a calorie deficit.
Be patient when evaluating your strength increases. It doesn’t happen overnight and it can take some time. Stay disciplined and consistent, monitor your calories and work hard.
If you have access to a personal trainer or strength coach – they can also help evaluate how many calories you need to be consuming to reach your goals.
I hope that helps.
All the best.
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