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Get Big: Mass-Building Missteps

The five biggest reasons you're not packing on the pounds.

4. Lack of Patience

Most guys looking to build muscle want to see results fast leading them to hit the gym seven days straight. While this dedication may eventually pay off down the road, it's counterproductive for hard gainers having trouble with building muscle. According to Sulaver, one of the biggest mistakes a guy can make is getting frustrated with their progress early on. "Getting hulked is a slow and arduous process - that why it garners so much respect." Don't expect adding size to come easily. Track your results from each workout and look for small improvements each week. Adding five pounds to your bench press may seem like a small amount. But, if you add five pounds every few workouts, you'll see amazing results down the road. Focus on being consistent rather than looking for shortcuts.

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