Bodybuilding is a Disciplined Art
People are interested in bodybuilding for many reasons. The popular one among guys is so to build muscle and look good for the gals. Bodybuilding is popular among those who want to lose weight because building muscle increases your metabolism, which helps you to burn more calories needed to take off extra pounds.
Bodybuilding can also be a career for those who love competition, intense training and the thrill of accomplishment. No matter why you decide to join the art of bodybuilding, there are some important aspects of the art that you should keep in mind. It is easy to confuse myth with reality and as with any art form that requires discipline, knowing the true facts can help to keep you on the right track towards success.
Proper diet is very important when it comes to sculpting your body. Many people mistakenly think that all fat containing foods are bad and avoid them all together. The truth is that it actually is good to include the proper fats in the right ratio to other food groups to enhance your physical development. Most people underestimate the importance of protein needed by the body when taking part in this sport. The average bodybuilder needs approximately 1.2 g protein for every pound of bodyweight. Protein is only one of the important nutritional needs of muscle growth, achieving adequate carbohydrate/protein ratio in your diet is also important.
Using steroids is not the only way to get the body most bodybuilders are envious of. Healthy professional bodybuilders will tell you that using good training principals and understanding the importance of a nutrient-rich diet in combination with the proper amount of rest will give anyone the edge you need to create the body that will be the envy of your family and friends.
Another misconception especially for those just are just starting out in bodybuilding is that the more you work out the faster you will build muscle. The truth is that you need to rest in between your workout days for optimum results. You need to do an alternate schedule like: workout day, rest day, workout day, rest day. You also will want to build your rep sequence by 5. This combination of workout/rest and increasing the rep sequence will give you the muscle mass that you desire.
Many who start out will mistakenly think that the more reps you complete or the longer time you spend on the equipment or lifting bells the more muscle you will build. One of the principals of bodybuilding is that you work out until the muscle is fatigued. Each exercise set is different. Depending on what you are doing, you can fatigue out muscle fibers in just one set, if what you are doing completely taxes out the muscle. A good rule of thumb is to create a kind of intensity in your workout where you drop or break-down sets in which you can actually rep out, by lowering the weight and then continuing doing reps until you either cannot do another rep or you run out of weight.
Knowing the true facts about bodybuilding and incorporating them into your workout plan will give you a healthier, more productive workout. Train your mind to stick to the truth about bodybuilding so that your workout discipline will play out on two levels, your body and your mind.