Tips on How to Tackle “Lagging” Muscle Groups

In order to achieve muscular balance, it’s important to stay committed.

fitnessWhen you work out routinely, you’ll notice the forward progress in certain areas of the body, but somewhat of a lag in other regions – like the chest, arms, and back. These gains around the initial areas will continue to grow while others go at a relatively slower pace. You may automatically assume that you’re cursed. But, that’s not the case. The process of muscle building, in certain areas like the chest, leg, and back, is measured in years rather than weeks. To make matters worse, many people don’t want to invest that amount of time to achieve the gains that they’ve dreamed about.

Time, Time, and More Time

The bigger guys that you see in the gym have an advantage over you – time. They’ve pretty much worked their butts off to achieve a thick frame through solid workouts, in conjunction with genetics of course. Comparing your progress to someone else’s is only going to set you up for disappointment in the end.

Assess Before You Progress

Prior to starting your intensive workout routine, start by assessing your strengths and weaknesses. Then evaluate what needs more work. You’ll want to balance your routines so you get a full-body workout when it’s all said and done. Otherwise you’ll take on the shape of a lightbulb (large upper body, small lower body).


Because of genetics, your body has the potential to look a certain way. But, without the necessary training, you won’t get to see the full potential. This is why committing to a weekly workout plan is integral to the success of building the appropriate muscle mass.

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