Are you needing to do more to get what you want out of your weightlifting? I know that I have suffered from muscle that never seemed to want to grow, it took much soul searching to find out what I was doing wrong. After correcting my past mistakes, I would soon find my strength was really impressing me. I could now see that I could become one of those people who actually got a lot out of lifting weights, not just someone who tries it for a couple of weeks and stops. One tip I learned was from an old workout buddy to taught me how to add a little more power to my arm workouts, which was done by stopping at the top of the lift.
I thought that my old friend was a fool as he explained what he had been doing to get such massive arms but, once I heard him, I knew I had to try it for myself. After ten years of always holding the weight at the top of the movement, I can tell you personally that it will grow your arms. It isn’t often said, but having patience is an important part of gaining muscle. I’d love to tell you that there is some sort of magic trick you could do and instantly have muscles everywhere but that just isn’t the truth. Be prepared to put in longer hours, at first it will seem like your training is a second job that you never signed up for. However, once you are able to start seeing the improvements in your life, both mentally and physically, you will be mad when you don’t get to lift. Take it from someone who has been working out for a while, what seems hard today will become a breeze within a few weeks time, stick with it! I always tell those who haven’t spent a lot of time in the gym that those first couple of weeks will be the hardest. You will be more sore than you thought was possible and coming back to do it all over again will seem like something only a crazy person would do. If you vow not to become a quitter, have some discipline, and always strive to do your best, the muscle will follow with it!