2. Your recovery plan is flawed.
Just putting in time with the weights doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to come back stronger. Hard lifting sessions break down your muscles. The magic to strength lies in helping them rebuild and recover. If you’re pushing your muscles to the limit without taking time for recovery, you’re missing a huge part of the equation. On your off days, focus on foam rolling, stretching, and light exercise to encourage better blood flow and loosen up sore muscles leaving you better rested when you come back for more.