Here are some reasons why you might be seeing progress slower than what you’d like, and what you can do about it:



  • Muscle protein synthesis (the process that regrows and regenerates your muscles) peaks up to 24 full hours after a training session
  • Not allowing your body to rest is neglect to your recovery, so you likely won’t see the changes you are working towards
  • To fix this, respect your time away from the gym! Listen to your body and allow yourself a rest day


  • Bulking refers to eating a surplus of calories, which is required to facilitate hypertrophy. However, eating too many calories does not encourage more muscle growth and will most likely increase your fat mass instead
  • Caloric deficits will quicken your rate of fat loss, but you’ll eventually start burning yout muscle. You’ll start to be prohibited from gaining your strength, even after you return to your normal calorie intake
  • To fix this, either cap your calorie intake at a reasonable level for you or avoid excessive calorie restrictions. Neither are sustainable over time


  • Training randomly and jumping from workout to workout will not yield consistent results
  • Gaining strength and muscle results from gradually exercising your body through resistance, time under tension, and volume, which is not achieved by going through the motions
  • To fix this, follow or create a well-balanced workout plan that works all your major muscle groups each week


  • If your workouts don’t get progressively challenging over time, then you will not see any progress in the gym. Your body will get adjusted to your current exercises
  • To fix this, either lengthen your sets or increase the weight. Remember to stay protected in challenging exercises with your Cardillo Weight Belt!