Getting Started - Bodybuilding Tips for Beginners

By: Alien

As an amateur, it is necessary to join a proper gym, so as to seek proper bodybuilding tips for beginners from a trained coach. Many times beginning bodybuilders make the mistake of using the routines of professional bodybuilders featured on magazines, when instead they should be using a routine that is geared towards their level. Bodybuilding or even just showing up at a gym can be intimidating for a beginner. Provided below are some tips that can help you get into body building, and into your first fitness club:

Seek Advice - There is no sense trying to learn it everything yourself when starting out in Body Building. Take some time to talk to others who are more experienced, and learn what you can from them. When using new equipment or a new exercise it is also always a good idea to talk to someone, to ensure that you don't get injured.

The first rule to abide by when you're beginning to train is to only train each body part once per week. Many new trainees are so eager to get going that they often over train and instead of maximizing their muscle gains they actually lose muscle. It's often viewed as too little work to only do each body part per week, but as a new trainee it's more then enough. When training, another rule of thumb to go by is to train each body part in the order of largest to smallest. A good example of a routine that follows these rules would be something like, Quadriceps and hamstrings (legs) on Monday, Back on Tuesday, Chest on Wednesday, shoulders on Thursday and biceps and triceps on Friday. By using this sample routine for a while you will be able to see how much rest each body part is getting and change the days around if need be.

There are a number of exercises that you can choose from to build the body of your dreams. For the exercises to work in peak form, you need to cycle the exercises so that all the major muscles receive their fair share of resistance training. Change the sets, switch the order of body parts, choose different exercises and vary the rest time between sets. Bodybuilding has been causing a lot of waves within the past few years. There has been an increasing number of enthusiasts and apprentices all around the world. Body building is popular with men as young as 15 up to those who are more than 50 years of age. More women are also becoming bodybuilders. Learning body building is quite easy. Doing it is the harder part.

Do not start on any supplements right away. The need for supplements comes in only after you hit a plateau - the stage when you are doing all the right things, but not seeing any results. It is also important to do some type of cardiovascular workouts for about 10 to 15 minutes before proceeding to a more rigid set. You can run in place, use the treadmill, or jump on the rope to put your body in good condition before a scheduled workout.

Dieting is also important. Take in protein-rich food and cut on cholesterol and calories. Protein-rich foods are dairy products, meat, fish, tofu, and dried beans like peanuts. The general nutrition guidelines should also be followed.

Bodybuilding requires having a positive mindset to succeed. Beginners should have the right amount of commitment before going ahead with it. There is a lot of work to do. There are a lot of steps to undergo. It will be a long process but the results will all be worth it. Start today. Go on and build that body.

Whether you want to get into bodybuilding for competitive reasons or for your own personal achievement, it is essential for beginners in this sport to be on a gradual process. Making sure that proper rest, diet and exercise are accomplished is important to physical success. At first do not concern yourself about looking like a bodybuilder immediately; focus on a workout plan that will work for your specific body type as well as your specific goals.

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