By Mark Weeks
If you want to get bigger and stronger, you’ve probably had to deal with the frustrating experience of not putting on any weight for weeks, even months.
The good news is that there are three big reasons why that usually happens, and all of them are within your control.
Let’s see what they are and, more importantly, what you can do about them.
1. You’re Not Eating Enough
Weight gain comes down to one simple thing:
Eating more calories than you burn.
So, if you find that the scale hasn’t budged in the last weeks, then you need to start eating more food. If you always feel stuffed, try including more calorie-dense foods in your diet:
- Nuts and seeds;
- Nut butter;
- Salad dressings;
- Whole eggs;
- Dried fruits;
- Fatty fish and red meat;
- Full-fat dairy products.
2. You’re Not Training Optimally
Training for muscle and strength is a nuanced topic, and there are many variables to consider. But, so long as you cover the below criteria, you should be okay:
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