Natural Bodybuilding Tips for Great Results
- Lift Big: No, I don't mean lifting to failure every single time you pickup a weight (more on that later). When I say lift big I am referring to the amount of muscles you work on any particular lift. Your workouts should be firmly based around a series of compound lifts (lifts that work at least two muscles). Doing this will give you much better results for your time spent at the gym. Squats, Bench Press, and the Shoulder Press are a much better decision than curls or triceps push downs.
- Eat Well: This one can be a bit tricky. But if you are doing this naturally then what you put in to your body is what you put out. It's obvious the making the right meal choices is crucial, but there is a lot more to it than that. You want the freshest food possible. Buy organic whenever you can. You are steering clear of "juicing", so why would you put unnecessary toxins into your system? Look at the difference between an organic chicken breast and a non-organic one. It's shocking, the foods that help you see the best results (chicken, eggs, fish, produce, and milk) are the ones that you should really try to buy organic. Sure, they may not have the shelf life that its non-organic brother has, but if you are eating like a Bodybuilder you should be then this shouldn't be an issue. This leads me to my next tip.
- Eat Often: Whoever came up with the whole 3 square meals a day was crazy. Waiting this long in between meals can actually promote weight gain in a very bad way. Blood sugar is not just something that diabetics need to be conscientious of. When looking to make changes to your body it is crucial to keep your blood sugar regulated as much as possible. It's as simple as eating often. Eating small meals throughout the day is much better than 3 large meals a day. You know that tired feeling you have when you eat too much after not eating for a long time? That is your body's natural way of balancing out your system. Your blood sugar was low so it released insulin, then you ate a bunch of food and your blood sugar was too high and you got tired. Eating small, regular meals will keep your body running at prime Bodybuilding mode.
- Be a Mental Juggernaut: This one does not get enough credit. This journey is an emotional one. Busting your butt at the gym and seeing little gains isn't easy. Seeing other people getting massive gains by doing this unnaturally can be difficult as well. The mental aspect of staying positive with yourself is crucial to seeing results. A lot of Bodybuilding experts ignore the benefits of yoga. Don't do this. Not only will it help with your flexibility, something that many bodybuilders could use more of, but it is a great meditation practice. I know many people that find it to be incredibly relaxing and I could not agree more.
Bodybuilding the natural way is a great choice. The gains might not come as quick as the alternative route, but this is a long term goal. You aren't supposed to go from a stringbean to a beefcake overnight. And trust me, in the long run your body will thank you.
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