As you make progress as a bodybuilder, you will need to find out the extent of variety in this profession. This means you will be in most cases find yourself with an urge to do the things that lie outside the scope of the ability of your body. This may result in lack of adherence to the laid program and schedule.
This is just an example of the unexpected issues that arise in bodybuilding sessions, which may affect your progress speed for good of for worse. To avoid negativities and maximize the benefits, the secret lies in sound planning principles.
To begin with, you must be able to manage your level of stress. Higher the levels of stress increase your chances of ending up with accidents, mishaps and discouragements. When you are under stress, you may lose count of the number of the times you have worked out on a certain procedure. You overdo it and the accidents will not be far away from you. Your body and mind of a bodybuilder should work in a unified fashion. This is no mean feat to achieve, bearing in mind the tight working schedules you operate under but it can be achieved. In fact this is what tells the difference between successful bodybuilders and everyone else. It all comes down to sound planning.
Planning may be viewed in two aspects: time and exercise management. Managing your time is your duty. Once you avail yourself at the training station, the rest of the planning should be co-coordinated by your gym instructor. He needs your co-operation since you are the learner and he is the teacher.
You will find it hard to avoid stress. Just know how to reduce it. By mentioning the word stress here, what should come into mind is the ability to subject your body to continued exercise. You will always be faced with a scenario where your body no longer ‘feels’ like doing any more repetitions of a certain bodybuilding exercise. This is called resistance. Driven by what you want to achieve – a fit physique- you will press on. By pressing on, you are exposing your body to stress. This kind of stress may be referred to as physical stress while the conventional type may be referred to as mental stress.
Resistance works in the best way when there is planning. You have to learn to tell your muscles to wake up and be active. This will motivate the muscle fibers which are seldom activated by the daily chores. Initiate rest periods and intervals. Be careful not to use these breaks as avenues for laziness. Repeat the processes using the recommended instructions provided by your colleagues who are familiar with the workout or your gym instructor.
It is a very tricky business trying to balance between maintenance of the right motivation for bodybuilding and caution against overtraining. It all depends on the threshold of the individual. To know your threshold, you may draw clues from your past experience in bodybuilding, your bias when it comes to exercising various sections of the body and the opinion of the gym instructor. In order to come up with the most efficient and accurate bodybuilding efficiency tool, make use of the standards which gym experts have put in place. Also, judge yourself using the level at which your colleagues are. If you have a bias towards a certain workout, say chest workouts, this will tell about where most of your energies lie.