People often exercise a lot in the gym in order to gain proper muscle mass. Building muscles do not just mean working on the physique but it also helps to burn the fat and reduce weight. Weight lifting exercises help to boost the metabolic rate and also boost the immunity of the body. It also reduces the stress on the body. But there are times when even after exercising the person loses muscle mass. There are many reasons behind this. Thus, a person has to make more efforts to build the muscles. Therefore, let’s discuss some of the reasons why do people lose muscle mass even after working out. (Also read: Why should one do a proper warm up before working out)
What are the reasons for loss of muscle mass even when you are working out?
Following the wrong diet: It is important to follow a strict diet while working on the muscles. If you are only practising the muscle building exercises and not taking necessary nutritious diet, then you start losing muscle mass. Thus, one must take care of the diet and add more of proteins, carbohydrates, minerals and healthy fat.
Doing excess of cardio workout: If you want to tone your physique then you should do exercises like weight lifting and cardiovascular exercises like running, jogging, cycling etc. There are many health benefits of doing cardiovascular exercises. But an excess of cardio often leads to burning more calories. Thus, you lose fat more than you gain muscles. (Also read: What are the easiest ways to get rid of the love handles)
Working on few muscles: There are few people who work on the particular part of the muscles in order to gain around that part only. Chest, biceps, abs etc. are the parts where they work more than any other part. This leads to neglecting the muscles of the other body parts. Thus, people lose muscle mass as they do not work evenly throughout the body.
Not stretching the body: Many people do not do proper stretching which is harmful to the muscles. If we do not do stretching then the muscles are unable to recover after the workout. One should do little stretching 15 minutes before doing muscle building exercises.
Huge time-gap between two meals: If you are working too hard in the gym to build the muscles then you must also take a proper diet. A good and proper diet helps to build the muscles properly. With that, one must take care of the nutrient content of the diet and should also pay attention to the food they eat. If you are doing intense workout then you should take small meals at least 6-7 times. If you do not eat anything for long hours, you will indeed lose muscles. (Also read: What are the amazing health benefits of exercising in water)