The ultimate goal of every guy trying to get muscles is to get big and get big fast. You see often people want to get big but don't know what route to take or maybe they do know how but are not able to implement the routine properly. It might all look good on paper but when you actually go out there and do your workouts and get on the diet that's when everything seems difficult. This is where you need to know what's the perfect thing for you to do. Read on to discover some of the most essential facts you must be aware of when it comes to body building... .. Have a driving force- In order to really get big you need something which would drive you when you want to give up.
To have a healthy life, besides sleeping well and being happy, bodybuilding and nutrition are another two factors that contribute. Bodybuilding helps to reduce body fat, build muscles as well as sculpt and chisel the body muscles. Bodybuilding, like any kind of fitness exercise, should include cardiovascular exercises and a good nutritional diet to be truly effective. Bodybuilding and nutrition go hand in hand. A healthy nutrition will provide your body with the nutrients, minerals, vitamins as well as energy required for bodybuilding. However, to go that extra mile in bodybuilding, supplements are needed to do the job. Bodybuilding supplements are used essentially to increase the rate of muscle building and cut down on recovery time after a rigorous workout.
But how did this 5 foot 11 inch 160lb symbol come to be? And most importantly, how can I look like that! Well, my friend, there are two very healthy lifestyle changes you need to make if you want to look like Akilles or Tyler Durden - diet and exercise. I started off as a 5 foot 8 inch, 126lb weakling! Now, fair enough, I had a six pack that the majority of guys would be jealous of, but that was only because I had hardly any fat (or muscle) on me at all. What I needed to do was bump up my bodyweight, but not just eat chocolate or crisps all day to gain the pounds. I wanted to build my body to a strong buffed up weight lifting machine, but stay sculpted to keep my enviable six pack at the same time.
If your primary goal is to build muscle in the gym, then you need to lift weights, weights and more flamin' weights! And you can't just go in and do any kind of weight training you want either. You have to do certain exercises, a certain amount of sets and a certain amount of reps per exercise. I learned this the hard way. When I was sixteen (the legal age to lift weights in a gym in my country for insurance reasons) I joined a gym at 5 foot 8 inches and 8 1/2 stone! A twig to say the least! I went in for my first session and was taken through an induction by a fitness instructor. I told him I wanted to gain muscle and he took me to every weight machine in the place, showed me how to use it and told me to do four sets of 10-12 reps at each machine 3 times a week to buff up.
As a body builder, you want to look big but lean. You can't gain muscle and lose fat at the same time (it just can't be done) so you have to do this 'bodybuilding' thing in two stages. The first stage for most skinny guys is the 'bulking' stage. (If you start off overweight, then the first stage for you will be losing bodyfat, but I'll get to that). The bulking stage is basically when you eat a high protein, carb and essential fatty acid diet, consuming more calories per day than you burn off. Combined with an efficient weight training program, this will result in gaining muscle and small amounts of bodyfat. When you've gained the desired amount of muscle for now, you'll want to lose those small amounts of bodyfat you've picked up on the way to reveal your abs.
One of the most popular concepts in bodybuilding is training to failure. Unfortunately, many people don't understand the exact definition. This can be a big problem, since the misapplication of this method can interfere with progress in the gym. To put it simply, training to failure means lifting weights until you cannot physically lift anymore. Is this a good thing? Well, it depends on how you apply the concept. Most trainers agree that lifting to failure within a set is good and perhaps even necessary to build muscle. For example, you may lift a dumbbell with your biceps several times until you cannot lift it anymore. You might then rest before performing another set or move on to another part of your body.
Have you ever heard people in the gym talk about toning their muscles? Have you ever wondered what they meant by that? I sure have. So I started to do a little digging and tried to find out exactly what they were talking about. By asking around and getting different people's opinions, I started to get a clear picture of what people have in their minds when they use this term. You see everyone is obsessed today with having the perfect body. Well, maybe not everyone is obsessed with this, but certainly a great deal of people out there feel that this is important. If they didn't, you wouldn't have a need for so many advertisements and commercials geared towards beauty products, weight loss, etc.
One of the most popular concepts in weightlifting and bodybuilding today is the rotation of your exercises. You are told to work on one set of muscles today, another set tomorrow, and so on. This has become a very popular method of lifting weights and seems to have worked for many people. So what's the problem with this? Well, I don't necessarily want to tell you to stop rotating exercises. Getting into the pros and cons of doing so would take too long, and this would be outside the scope of this article. What I did want to mention as a word of caution was the possibility of over training with this method. You see, if you train your arms on Monday, you would probably feel it is OK to train your legs on Tuesday.
It is not easy to build lean muscle and lose fat. People very often try using either diet or exercise. But, they seldom do both. However, this is the most effective manner if they want to build lean muscle and lose fat. For those preferring to diet, many different diets are available on the market that promise to help you get rid of stomach fat. These diets are often known as fad diets. Some examples are Atkins and the South Beach diet. For those who exercise, many different exercise techniques available to you. These techniques, through vigorous workouts, promise to reduce body fat and build lean muscle. For people the world over, it is quite a challenge to lose weight.
American fast food restaurants have captured the hearts of many Americans today. They provide the ease of preparing your favorite orders such as hamburgers, salads, milk shakes, french fries, Apple pies and even famous breakfast means such as pancakes and sausage. Not only is fast food a luxury leisure, but it has it's side effects. Over time, consumption of fast food can cause heartburn, excessive weight gain, especially in the abdominal section, and promote gluttony. French fries are cooked down in heavy oil which is loaded with unhealthy cholesterol, which may become a threat to your heart if consumed regularly. How can people resist the great fast food titans without feeling too strict on themselves?