In a healthy mind and body resides a healthy soul!! As clichéd as this may sound, it couldn’t hold more relevance than in this hustling fast paced world of ours!! Before we get on with things, let’s begin by discussing the different notions about ’Bodybuilding and Health’.
Bodybuilding and Health
Health may be defined as the state of complete well being which encompasses the mental, social as well as physical aspects.
Physical wellness of a person is of supreme importance. The state of being physically fit does not only point to the absence of disease, but incorporates various lifestyle behaviors that ensure health by avoiding preventable diseases thus helping one to live in a balanced state of mind, body and soul.
Bodybuilding and health by muscle training could go a long way in helping one achieve this state of wellness.
Bodybuilding or muscle building incorporates using escalating exercises to build and maintain muscles. A person indulging in this sort of regime is known as a bodybuilder. If you’ve ever dreamt of donning Sylvester Stallone’s hat in ‘Rambo’ or Arnold Schwarzenegger’s in ‘The Terminator’, then we’re pretty much on the same page! Now that we have a basic idea of what bodybuilding is about, let’s kick onto how to begin with this process.
STICKING TO THE BASICS
Major portions of exercise routines should include the use of large muscle mass with multiple joint movements. This may include basic exercises like Squats, push ups, bench presses(pressing a weight upwards from a horizontal position with your torso facing up), deadlifts(lifting a loaded rod off the ground to the hips and back). These exercises guarantee maximum growth in the fastest time possible.
Weight training requires a better protein intake than usual routine. Each training session involves muscle breakdown and regrowth making them stronger than before. Sufficient daily intakes from natural protein sources like eggs,milk,chicken(Tofu for vegans),cheese and fish could prove priceless in this regard. Skimping on nutrition is a strict no-no as it could nullify all efforts in minimal time.
Cheating is never good and this is no different here as well. Lifting weights heavier than your body will not make those muscles contract harder, but will only prove FATAL in the long run. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!Isn’t it?
Sleep is equally important as training and nutrition ,no matter how much it is undermined.Critical repairs are made to the body and nervous system when it is in the state of rest.
Sleep deprivation could result in reduced muscle sensitivity hindering all forms of growth.
Lastly, never limit yourself to those huge exercise machines. Free weight training is scientifically proven to have better effects on muscle growth and unlimits your progress.
Though free movements would take longer than usual to perfect, they are far more rewarding in the long run.