Body Building Basic
 
 

Bodybuilding is a sport of building muscle.  Bigger and
stronger is the name of the game. One of the great things
about bodybuilding is that you can achieve great results
with only very basic equipment and a few hours of training
three to four times per week. The key to building bigger and
stronger muscles is to keep progressively adding more and
more weight over time. Building bigger muscles is about
consistent regular training, eating properly, getting plenty
of rest, and lots of weight at low repetitions.

As a starting any new exercise program, is important a first
check with your physician before starting a bodybuilding
program. In the beginning is important that you start slow
and learn proper technique.  Time and time again
professional body builders have said that technique is one
of most important aspects of getting a good workout.  It
might be helpful to schedule a session with a professional
trainer in the beginning so you start on the right track. If
this is not an option for you there are various
instructional books on the subject of bodybuilding.  Above
all take the time to learn proper technique.

Lifting heavy weight damages muscle fibers.  It is only when
the muscles repair themselves that they grow larger and
stronger.  For this reason it is very important that each
muscle group is given plenty of rest following each workout.
This is why most body builders alternate muscle groups. For
example, you might work on your back on Monday, your legs on
Tuesday, your chest on Wednesday, and your arms on Friday.
Most successful body builders will recommend that you not
work a particular muscle group more than twice per week.

Should you use free weights or machines? Almost every
bodybuilder will tell you that free weights are the best
choice for increasing muscle mass.  Machines are good for
isolating muscles but this is only something that
professionals need to do before contest.

If you want to increase muscle size you need to keep
increasing poundage.  Be patient though.  If you over work
your muscles you will not grow.  You should maintain regular
consistent workouts coupled along with proper nutrition and
sleep.  You'll probably see larger results initially and
overtime your gains will not seem as great. This is because
as your body becomes used to your workout routines it starts
to know what he can expect.  Try keeping your body guessing
by alternating your workout routines and changing on a
regular basis.


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