Bodybuilding is a fever that is very contagious and the further it spreads the better for the victims! It leaves them feeling healthier and looking amazingly great…if all illnesses were like this one the world will be such a better place. Who would want to be immunized or vaccinated?
The pros in body building were all once beginners and some if not most may have even been in a worse shape when starting out as compared to you.
This is an art that requires physical discipline and mental discipline as well. It entails more than just walking into a gym and expecting your path to continue smoothly. You have to the motivation and discipline that will keep you trying even when you suffer injury and the results you’re hoping for are taking a bit more time than you had hoped for.
Nutrition forms a very important aspect in every body builder’s life. If your aiming at loosing weight it goes without saying that you need to reduce your calorie intake. I’m not talking about going on a diet that leaves you hungrier than before you ate. By starving yourself you end up loosing muscles and not that excess fat around your waist. On the other hand if you want to increase your weight and lean muscles, you will be required to increase your calorie intake; not over eat. Proteins and carbohydrates with a little bit of fat is what should be present in your meals. You need to forget about French fries and pizza, unless of course you want to look like a sumo wrestler!
Now that we are clear on that issue, you need to sign up at a good gym. By working side by side with both beginners like yourself and pros, it’ll motivate you to want to do better. You will also get a feel of other people’s experiences. Community gyms have a way of turning out to be a support group where you get support throughout your fitness experiences. The gym has to have all the facilities that you’ll need as well a trainer who’s qualified. Recommended exercises are the leg press, leg extension, lying leg curl, flat bench press, seated cable row among others. Cardiovascular exercises are also important to start you off. They increase your metabolism and allow your body to adjust to the required high sources of energy.
You also need to know the importance of warming up before a workout as it signals the body to start producing energy and also makes your joints to be more lubricated. You also need to learn how to breathe when you do your exercises. Breathing right can make all the difference in the world and will determine whether or not you finish a set. Consistency is what will determine whether or not you maintain that body which you have worked on for so long. The average gym membership lasts for 3-4 months until the member goes out and looses all he worked for then signs up again the next year and the cycle repeats itself. Be consistent, gourd your body jealously.