Something which is not discussed much; the notion of “growing“, your muscles.
To me, this is a critical distinction. Why? Assuming that life is about growth, and also this Silicon Valley obsession with growth, shouldn’t growth also be manifested to muscles?
For example, when I flex in the mirror, if my muscles don’t look more impressive, bigger, or more “swole“, then I remember, I think there’s a problem.
Certainly there are very very bad things about this line of thinking, namely that guys end up taking weird stuff like steroids supplement etc., or “natural” testosterone boosters for the sake of muscular growth. To me, this is the simple approach I make:
Lift heavier, increase your personal records for your one repetition max, and just eat more meat!