Why are People Attracted to Bodybuilding?
There are many reasons why people are attracted to bodybuilding. One of the most popular reasons is that guys like to build big muscles to impress the girls. Bodybuilding is also popular among those who want to lose weight. The reason bodybuilding is good for losing weight is that building muscle increases your metabolism. Increased metabolism helps to burn calories which in turns takes the weight off. Some use bodybuilding as a career choice because they love the competitions, intense training and the excitement of the sport.
No matter what your reason is for bodybuilding, there are some important things to keep in mind while doing it. It is easy to become confused about what you hear or read concerning bodybuilding as there are many myths floating around. Knowing truth from myth can help you to make good decisions regarding your workouts that will lead to bodybuilding success.
You cannot skimp on the importance of proper diet when it comes to bodybuilding. The myth in the minds of most people is that fat is bad. The truth is that not all fat is bad, it is actually healthy to have a proper ratio of fats to other food groups for a well rounded physical development. Protein has a very important role in bodybuilding. On average, a bodybuilder needs 1.2 g of protein for every pound of bodyweight. Protein is just one of the important nutrient need for the muscle growth desired by those participating in this sport. It is important to maintain a proper carbohydrate/protein ratio in your diet.
Steroids are not the only way to get the body desired by bodybuilders. Those professionals who value being healthy will tell you that good training principals include the understanding that you need to combine a nutrient-rich diet with the proper amount of rest. This proper combo will give your the edge you need to create the body that family and friends will envy.
Another myth is that working fast or for long periods will get the body you desire. The truth is that you will get your results quicker by alternating workout days with rest days. You can also increase your rep sequence by 5 in combination with the workout/rest sequence to build the muscle mass you desire.
Many beginners to bodybuilding will make the mistake of thinking that more reps you complete or the more equipment time or dumbbell time you log in, the faster you build muscle. A principal of bodybuilding is that it is important to workout until the muscle is fatigued. Each set is different and depending on what exercise you are doing, you may actually fatigue out muscle fibers in one set. You should concentrate on creating the kind of intensity in your workout that will allow you to drop or break-down sets so that you can actually rep out, by lowering the weight and then continue reps until you either cannot complete another rep or you run out of weight.
Sorting myth from truth about bodybuilding can help you in designing your workout so that you will have a healthier more productive workout. Training your mind to follow the truth about bodybuilding is like training your body. You can have discipline on two levels body and mind.