A spectacular body with six-pack abs, sculpted arms, shoulders, backs, and thighs, strong muscles, and tremendous energy is everyone’s dream. Those who are ambitious and wish to build a strong and muscular body should know that, like most valuable things, the strength of a bodybuilder’s body will only come with time and dedication. Your muscles need to recover the energy they lost during bodybuilding training by exercising, improving your nutrition, and taking ample rest. The following tips will help you achieve your dream of bodybuilding.
Top 15 Tips on getting into Bodybuilding – Fitness Motivation with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Presented by The Best Fitness Motivation Book
1. Get your motivation up
When you want to maintain interest and vision for your goals, it is necessary to motivate yourself daily, or at least once a few days. Doing otherwise will make this process more difficult and you will lose interest. If you need professional motivation advice, consider reading The Best Fitness Motivation Book by yours truly. I wrote this book knowing that fitness motivation is 99% of bodybuilding success and it’s the very first step in your journey to get the body of your dreams. Also, print out some bodybuilding motivation photographs and hang them around your house, so that you can visualize your goals and move towards them every day. Take a look at my collection of fine art fitness motivation/male body canvas photo prints at simplida.com and see if you’d want to get any of those for your home or workout studio.
2. Compound Exercises
Ensure you perform compound exercises regularly and don’t ignore their importance. Maximizing muscle growth requires complex movements that engage most of your muscle cells. Isolated exercises are great when you already have a good muscle mass, but looking to chisel perfect proportions and build or trim specific areas.
3. Increase your strength
Focus on strengthening yourself. In this way, you will be able to perform the advanced bodybuilding exercises you need. There is no such thing as a weak bodybuilder. To become strong, you don’t have to be a powerlifter, but you must dramatically increase your strength level.
4. Start slow and easy
If you’re just starting out in bodybuilding, it’s not recommended to do an advanced workout. Beginners are at risk for back problems if they do advanced splits. For beginners, learning all the basic compound lifts first is recommended.
5. Don’t increase volume too fast at the beginning
A beginner will not benefit from adding volume too rapidly. Your muscle mass won’t increase to its maximum potential if, say, you train three times a week for three days without becoming strong. Before starting volume exercises, you must get strong and avoid overexerting the body with unlimited sets.
6. Strengthen your upper body
Strengthen your upper body like it’s a matter of life and death. You must work as hard on your shoulders, back, and chest as you do on your lower body and legs. In order to avoid overtraining the chest or the back, try doing both at the same time.
During all of these activities, it is crucial that you maintain a proper balance. This balance will make you healthy and strong, as well as help to reduce shoulder pain.
7. Understand the correct form and posture
While performing exercises, it is important to follow the right form. Your bodybuilding coach can tell you more about how to keep the right form or you can consult a reliable online exercise guide. Stay on top of each step and follow the instructions.
8. Squats are the best!
Squats aren’t bad, so don’t listen or read anything negative about them. In order to build muscle, squats are crucial. As a matter of fact, they are not damaging to your knees unless done incorrectly, your form is wrong, and you only half-squat.
9. Deadlifts can also be great!
The deadlift is another important bodybuilding exercise. If you perform deadlifts correctly and with the correct form, they can also be a great way to build muscle.
10. Dietary guidelines: what should you eat?
Your meals should include plenty of protein. Increasing the consumption of eggs as well as their yolks may be helpful. Having these eggs can provide you with a high level of protein, which is helpful for building muscle.
You should also include a variety of vegetables, fruits, and fiber-rich carbs in your meals. There is nothing wrong with eating sodium-rich snacks every now and then. Salt should be consumed in moderation, however. Reduced salt consumption can cause health problems as well.
11. A well-balanced diet can help you feel better
You might want to eat your largest meal of the day around 30 or 60 minutes after lifting weights.
12. Learn how to cook healthy and delicious recipes
Although it’s important to consume healthy foods and build muscles, that doesn’t mean food has to be bland. It is possible to prepare tasty recipes using healthy foods as well. All you have to do is learn how to make them. You will get a variety of foods as well as be motivated. Once in a while, it’s fine to treat yourself to some salty snacks, ice cream, or dark chocolate.
13. How to deal with low caloric intake
Adding butter or olive oil to your veggies serves as a good source of healthy fats when you are on a low-calorie diet. The result is an increase in caloric intake without having to eat unhealthy foods.
In addition to drinking three glasses of whole milk each day, you should also eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. You can also add cheese and cream to your daily meals. It is also helpful to snack on almonds or walnuts between meals.
14. Drink plenty of water
The body needs water to function normally. The removal of toxins from your body and the intake of nutrients from all of your cells are both essential. You should drink ample water, so do not forget to do so.
15. Don’t forget to rest up
If you perform intense bodybuilding exercises on consecutive days, make sure to rest between them. It is important to remember that muscle mass is built when you rest, not when you exercise. Don’t listen to anyone who tells you not to rest. It is important to remember that all three components of a bodybuilding program viz. Keeping fit, eating right, and resting is essential.