One of the main goals for those that choose to work out is how to gain muscle. I find that a lot of people believe that to gain more they have to workout more. While there can be some truth to this belief, it does come with a big caveat: more training will lead to more gains ONLY when your body has the capacity to do so. What this means is, that in order for you to benefit from more training, a lot of starts have to align...do you sleep enough, do you eat right, are you functioning mentally, physically, and emotionally well, do your genetics support more training/muscle, are you on ergogenic aids that support more growth, etc.
You may have the strength to sprint a mile without stopping and then lift 400lbs off of the floor, but why can't you seem to sprint 1.5 miles and then lift 450lbs off of the floor
We all set goals and whenever we set goals we tend to get really eager about finding the fastest way to reach the finish line. While reaching the finish line is the goal, it is usually wise to take a moment to assess the situation, do some homework, prepare with some forethought, and take a more methodical approach than most people do. In fact, most people do the exact opposite, they just want to get started and buy/do/add whatever they can get their hands on that might speed up the results.