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Use These Bodybuilding Tips to Build an Awesome Physique

Author: Dennis Reynolds

3 Important Tips for Endeavoring Bodybuilders

Bodybuilding is very popular these days due to the great benefits it provides people with. Firstly, bodybuilding can help you lose weight and also stay the same weight. It's also good for stopping depression as well as decreasing the risk of you developing many different diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and also cancer. However, many people give up soon after they begin because they don't have the right information and make mistakes. In this article we'll be helping you with a couple of tips that'll motivate you to keep going to the gym.

When it comes to body building, nutrition is just as important, if not more important, than your exercise routine. Actually, whether you are in the "cutting" phase - looking for lean muscle definition - or in the "bulk up" phase - putting on weight - the results you want will elude you if the specific diet for each phase isn't followed. It is also recommended that you don't try and bulk while getting ripped. For the bulking stage, which is where you start, you definitely want to eat more calories than your metabolism needs when your body is at rest. Calorie consumption during this phase is generally 20 times what your body weight is. So, if you weigh 200 pounds, you would need to consume 4000 calories a day. When your muscle mass is where you want it, albeit not clearly defined, you would go on a lower calorie "cutting" regimen which is very different, as far as what you can eat, than the bulk up phase was. The bulk up phase is much easier than the cutting phase because you can eat a lot of foods. However, the food you consume must be high quality, not junk food. You can get a good diet plan from the trainer at your health club or from the internet. Concentrate on high-quality foods - the best you can find. This should include the lean cuts of protein, assorted vegetables - the more colorful the better- and a good assortment of complex carbohydrates. Stay away from simple carbohydrates such as sugar and white flour. A lot of bodybuilders recommend that for each pound you weigh it's necessary to eat one gram of good, lean protein each day.

In the 1980s, fat was the big "forbidden" food. Now that onus has fallen on carbohydrates. In reality, when you eat more carbs than your body needs for fuel, it stores it as fat - yellow, icky, fat. This happens easily for people who are insulin sensitive because their muscle cell receptors do not function properly and don't allow the insulin to transport the sugar, which fuels the muscles, into the muscle cells. So, they simply turn into fat. Therefore, if you are severely overweight, you will need to cut out as many carbohydrates as you can to start leaning out. For those of you who exercise each day, carbohydrates can be advantageous. If you want to know how many carbs are permissible, calculate your lean body mass and, if your body fat level is less than 25% you can consume 0.75 - 1 gram of carbohydrates per lean body mass pound. The secret to keeping your carbs from turning into body fat is to do your strength training consistently and without fail.

It's important that you train a different part of your body each day, not the same part two days in a row. The importance of not exercising in the same areas for two days in a row is that the muscles just trained need time to repair before their next session. Do you prefer to work out each day? Then design your training sessions to allow your muscles the time they need to recover from the previous days training. You might want to work on your abs one day and your legs the next day; or your upper body and then your gluts. Keep it varied. A lot of professional bodybuilders are turning to full-body workouts because they take less time and are supposedly more efficient at burning fat. You also rest one day between workouts to allow your muscles to repair.
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