Almost anyone who works out regularly has bought supplements,after all who wouldn’t like to make muscle building and fat loss easier?
But witch supplements really work? I mean there may be nothing more confuseing or controversial than the topic of muscle building/fatloss supplements. Just flip open any muscle magazine and you will be instantly bombarded with endless advertisements for all kinds of pills,drinks and powders that promise incrediable gains in minimal time.
The health and fitness supplements are a multibillion dollar industry, and their carefully planned out marketing campaigns are made to push all your buttons so you hand over your money i the hopes ot get that perfect body.
But there are no magic pills or drinks
If your goal is to achieve a strong, muscular and lean body, I guarantee that you will not get there by sucking down bodybuilding pills,drinks and powders. If supplements actually followed up on the promises that they made, everyone would be huge and muscular( and if bodybuilding supplements work that well it would then get classified as a drug and could not be sold over the counter).
And just to be clear I am not completely against the use of supplements.In fact there are few I have taken that I would highly recomend.
All I want you to realize is that supplements are just that: supplements. They are there to supplement your diet and fill in those missing gaps that whole food simply cannot provide.
If you’re training hard and eating properly, supplements can aid you in your quest for more muscle and less fat. However, supplements are not there to replace anything. They are simply there to give you a little extra boost,nothing more!
I just read this on Will Brink’s site at ” WWW.BRINKZONE.COM ”
(he is one the best fitness guys round),
It is about a study published in the January 4 issue of JAMA” Calories, Not Protein, Leads To Increases In Body Fat When Eating Excess Calories!” IT IS A VERY INTERSTING READ!
It is basically macro nutrients vs. calorie intake and body mass/fat
When people look at body builders, there is often a suggestion that the word “vanity” is never far from their minds. After all, it is pretty much impossible to be a body builder without paying a lot attention to your looks . Even in a suit that covers up all the muscles, a long term body builder can often be hard to distinguish from a boulder of granite or marble. But to assume that vanity is the only reason people taking up body building would be unfair, and simply massively inaccurate. There are many practical reasons why you would consider taking it up.
The fact is other than competitive considerations, there are situations that will occur that necessitate a bit (or a lot) of heavy lifting. As well built as some of us may be naturally, heavy lifting still takes it out of you. But if you have been working on the exact muscle groups that are required for the job, then you will be in a good position to get through such a task with a minimum of sweat. In fact, people will often pay you to do it for them. If you have been working those muscles for years, that’s pretty close to money for nothing.
Being able to lift and move heavy items is something that comes up again and again, if you are moving house for example. The simple thought of doing such a thing is enough to bring many individuals out in a cold sweat. Those muscles may provoke envy in many, but they can also win you a bunch of respect.
It is hard to beleive that in this day and age many people still do not know all the benifits of bodybuilding. Working out with weights on a recular basis not only will help you build a good body,it also it also has a great deal of health benifit. No-one can deny that there is a lot to be gained from a physical aspect from training well and putting in the effort required to build your muscles.
It has been shown that working out with weights not only builds muscle it burns fat, it increases the bone density and ligament strength.
Body building can decrease cholesterol levels.can make the heart healthier.
Working out hard with weights will consumes energy, witch will make the heart pump harder. When done constantly, the hearts muscles are strengthened.
This sense of accomplishment transfers into everything you do, and when life presents you with challenges it gives you something to call upon that shows you do not fall back when life gives you something to take on.
It cannot be denied that a successful body building regime has many other effects beyond the building of muscles. It is up to you what your motivating factors will be, but personal achievement cannot be underestimated among the possibles.
Many people look at body building as mostly as something largely cosmetic – Lets face there is not a heck of a lot of practical reason for having arms bigger around than a lot of peoples legs.
In reality there are reasons beyond the aesthetic effects of it for sticking to weight training regime. Not least of these is that a good solid bodybuilding work out routine can have a great effect on your general good health.
As long as it is a measured and defined program, a body building regime can be one of the best things you ever do on the auspices of fitness and good health.
Your heart is a muscle and needs exercise. One of the most frequent contributory factors in a heart attack or heart disease is a sedentary lifestyle. And just sitting around on a couch watching television and eating nachos will not do a thing for your health except make it worse,and may just shorten your life span. It will also give you less chance of successfully attracting the man or woman of your dreams.
By training often and hard with great intensity, you will lose the fat that makes your energy levels so low and build a nice toned healthy body.
If you have children, being fit will allow you to join in their games and keep up to them,and playing with yourchildren is something on which you can’t put a price.
Being able to have the energy to play with your kids will make being a parent all the more enjoyable for both you and your kids.
There are many people who have that titude that someone who hits the gym and goes straight for the heaviest weights is a “hero”,a true blood and guts type lifter/bodybuilder. This is a silly attitude to have because, without warming up properly you can cuase a minor to serious injury that would derail your muscle building endevors.
Warming up is a very important part of a body building routine. You should alwaays spend a fair amount of timecat the beginning of a workout warming up by doing some higher reps and sets to get the blood flow going to your muscles and joints. It will allow the muscles and joints to take the stress of will be the harder work you are about to put them through. Picking up weights puts a strain on the muscles, and through this work they will become stronger. But going straight from resting mode to hard work will only result in damage to iether the muscles,joints, ligements oer tendons. The preparation involved in a body building routine is as important as the exercise itself.
As much as some people hate the idea of using lighter weights to start off and may smirk at the idea of going about things by the book, you have to think about what you want to achieve through a body building /muscle building routine. If it is about getting into the best shape possible, building muscle and loseing the fat,there is no way of achieving this without obeying the rules. You will simply do more harm than good.
The most important lesson that you can absorb before you take up body building is that there is such a thing as too much, too soon. All of us are keen to do something impressive, whichever field it is in. When taking up body building, especially if you do it at a gym, it is common to see guys whose biceps are thicker than your thighs. The natural response to this is to wish to match them lift for lift. But the natural result of that is that you will end up in hospital with all sorts of muscle problems. Early on, stick to the small weights.
Those guys with the huge biceps have been body building – and sticking to a daily routine – for years, often longer than a decade. It is unsurprising that they are so well built. To them, lifting the weights is like breathing, and their muscles have reached a stage where they can move the weights without any massive effort. Early on, the more basic weights will be more than enough to exert some effort on your muscles, and this is how you get toned.
Try to run before you can walk and you’ll end up on the floor – and if you thought the muscle bound guys were laughing at you before, you wait until they see you knock yourself flat trying to lift your own body weight. A little light mocking will be as nothing compared with that kind of shame, trust us.
When people take up body building it is usually as a result of seeing the impressive physiques of the professionals – whether those professionals be pro body builders, weight lifters, boxers or any other kind. It is natural to see the power that such a physique gives to an individual and want to have the same thing. It is also, unfortunately, something that is beyond many of us and at the very least will require years of committed training for the rest of us. When you are starting out, the goal that you are chasing is still some time off. There is a lot of groundwork to lay down first.
Put simply, the early stages of a body building regime will be about getting toned rather than really building muscle. In order to get to the point where you can even hope to start lifting the big weights, you need to start with smaller ones. It is about progression. Trying to do too much too soon will have the sole result of causing injury, and once that happens you will be in no position to do any training at all. It is more important to pace yourself and prepare for the hard work to come.
Some of us are naturally built more slender than others. That being the case, there is no need to assume the slender ones cannot build themselves up a few levels. In actual fact, a slender physique can be advantageous in the early days of body building, as it allows one to move more sharply and quickly – something which is important in building up those reps.
Our bodies are complex machines, which demand to be looked after in the best way possible. This means that you have to put the right kind of food, in the right quantities, into it and at the same time show some kind of respect to limits – there is no point hammering away in the gym when you have a pulled muscle because it won’t build as well as it could, and your body will not thank you for the extra pain. Bear in mind that body building exercise has at least three stages – preparation, activity and recovery. For each of those stages you will need to follow the rules in order to benefit.
To begin with you will need good “energy food” which allows you to maintain the workout. This includes – indeed, is dominated by – carbohydrates, or “carbs” as they are often referred to. This food is like the gasoline that makes a car run, and is there in such foods as rice, pasta, bread and potatoes. It is exactly the kind of food that, without an exercise regime, can make you put on weight. This makes it extra important that you are thorough with the exercise element of your body-building plan.
You will also need proteins. Mostly these come in the form of meat (it must be lean meat) and dairy products. This is the muscle-building part of the diet – think of it as the tune-up that gets extra performance out of your car and gives it that extra grunt. Lean beef or pork – not sausages, and if you want a burger it should be 100% beef – as well as eggs and milk are great sources of protein.
One of the most over looked aspects of bodybuilding is nutrition.What you eat is as important as the exercise routine.You need the right diet and the right workout routine to bear out the kind of results you are looking for. In order for muscles to grow at an optimal rate you need to have everytihng in sync includeing your diet.You need view every part of your routine in a critical fashion and look to see what you can do to make it the best it can be in every way. If you were a race car driver you would make sury every little thing with your vehicle was in type form and you would put the best possible fuel in it.
So it is with body building. You can be the most committed trainer that there ever has been, and you will effect positive results in some respects.
But if you are just eating fries and burgers all of the time, you will not be giving your body some of its most vital nutrients. You will get tired more quickly, train less effectively, and sustain injuries. For this reason it is worth taking a realistic view on diet – cut out the ice cream sundaes for a time, drop the greasy burgers and lay off the beer, too. Alcohol does horrible things to muscle recovery.