Body building refers to the effort to build muscle mass in the body. As with most exercise routines, body building needs a holistic approach to be successful. This, along with some helpful tips, can help you get the body you’ve always dreamed of.
Body building tip #1
Measure your current body weight and body dimensions. consult a certified trainer or read relevant books if necessary; Talk to your doctor if you have any special needs/conditions. Set realistic goals and draw up a detailed body building program plan – monitor it as you go. Select a gym/trainer where you can perform your workouts.
Body building tip #2
Body building is all about building muscle mass in your body. This is done by (1) increasing your caloric intake to build lean muscle, (2) exercising that mass to condition it, and (3) giving your body enough rest to carry out the muscle-building process. Your exercise regimen should be no more than 1 hour per day, with a break every alternate day, or at least two days of complete rest for your body during the week.
Body building tip #3
The first step; Building Mass, requires you to build more mass in your body by consuming more calories. This means that you need to consume higher amounts of protein, carbohydrates, fats, amino acids and water in your daily diet. In general, 20-50% of your weight gain should come from protein, 30-60% from carbohydrates and 20-30% from fat. Increase your caloric intake by 300-500 calories per day at first and increase if you don’t see results. Explore the market for protein powders, flaxseed oil, weight gainer supplements, etc. to accelerate weight gain. Ensure that the products are safe to use.
Basically, your exercise and diet have to go hand in hand so that the overall effect is a ‘build in your body’ or increase in muscle strength. Your diet should also include enough fiber and water so that your digestive system/kidneys can handle the extra protein/carbs you are putting into your body. Drink about 8 ounces or more of water for every 10 pounds of body weight. Eat smaller but more frequent meals.
Body building tip #4
Your workout should always start with a warm-up. Your body building routine should include compound exercises that work two groups or one muscle group at any given time. This will help you gain as much muscle as possible. Remember that to build muscle, you need to lift heavy weights for about 3-15 repetitions, rather than strive for more repetitions; Also use free weights to build muscle.
Follow the right technique. Knowing how to lift weights is just as important as how much to lift. Maintain correct posture and correct form to prevent harmful injuries. Make sure your teacher helps you with difficult exercises.
Body building tip number 5
Keep your body guessing by varying your workout from week to week so you don’t hit a plateau, and keep varying weights and bringing innovation into your daily workout so your body is constantly alert and responsive. Use a combination of shoulder presses, bench presses, leg squats, pushups and triceps curls, or vary the weights you’re lifting.
Body building tip number 6
Give your body enough rest. Get at least 8 hours or more of sleep each day, and set aside days where you just rest and do nothing else.