How To Get Started In Bodybuilding For Absolute Beginners?
Even if you've never been to the gym or can't remember the last time you stepped foot in one, it's always a good time to get back in. Recovering your fitness is essential.
Building natural muscle mass and increasing your strength is possible: and this path begins with a few handy tips.
TIP 1: Do It In A Gym
Despite everything, the gym is the best place to work out. It is a peaceful environment optimized to stimulate you to perform at your best. More, it is convenient because it offers you the assistance of qualified professionals who can advise you on the best path to achieve your goal.
For each of us, there is a path: there are those who want to define weight, there are those who wish to strengthen, and there are those who just want to tone-and for each, there are different exercises and programs. This flexibility is not encountered in other disciplines, such as running, swimming, or biking.
On the flip side, the gym has a significant downside: it only works if you are really convinced to change your physique: you can have the most high-tech machines and the best instructors, but if you are not the one who wants to change, you will not get results.
TIP 2: Get a workout partner
A workout partner is a great help to any would-be bodybuilder. Of course, if you have an iron will and excellent discipline, you don't need one, but not everyone is like that: encouragement and mutual support help you stay more focused on your goal.
One of the great dangers of gym training is the initial enthusiasm that drives us to hyper-train for a few weeks or months. Then, after seeing that the results are not coming, we abandon our path to a healthier physique. The help of a friend urging you not to give up and persevere is crucial!
TIP 3: Build your resolve
Results come from commintment to the task. And commitment also comes from deciding to change our lives by making some sacrifices. Staying up late at night, eating and drinking to excess, or expecting to get results with discontinuous activity are the antithesis of the discipline required to get results with gym training.
The Latins had a saying, "mens sana in corpore sano." You need a healthy and disciplined mind to have an athletic body. And those who claim that this is not so are only fooling you. But remember, it is you and only you who make the difference between success and failure.
TIP 4: Avoid two rookie mistakes
There are two main mistakes would-be bodybuilders commit, and they both can be avoided by listening to a good training coach.
- Avoid intensive, protracted training of the same muscle groups. If you do, you only fatigue the muscle without allowing it to develop. Allow time for the specific groups to rest between sessions: you will see the change in performance in a few weeks.
- Pairing the training of two muscle groups that are too different is useless, and sometimes detrimental to your overall physical condition. Instead, each session should be focused on a specific group, using other related muscle groups only for support and relief.
TIP 5: Learn to eat well
We are what we eat: and this aspect is so crucial that some coaches claim that bodybuilding is 60% nutrition, 30% training, and 10% rest.
A bodybuilder's kitchen is stocked with healthy foods. You will find proteins such as eggs, white meats like chicken and turkey, and salmon; legumes, such as soybeans, beans, and lentils; complex carbohydrates like sweet potato and oats; and finally, fruits and vegetables. To drink, rely on water, tea, and herbal teas. Reduce the use of processed meats, sauces, cheeses, soft drinks, and alcohol as much as possible: instead, make them a "treat" to reward yourself once a week for achieving your goals in the gym.