As a beginning bodybuilder, searching for information online can be overwhelming. There is so much information that it’s often hard to filter which one works or not. There can also be plenty of conflicting advice like others saying that eating tons of grain while trying to build your body is good while others says otherwise.
In spite of all this, the most important thing to keep in mind as a beginner is to always remember the basics of bodybuilding.
First, it is necessary to maintain a positive outlook. You can never achieve anything if you keep thinking that it will never work. It would help if you hang around people who also have the same positive outlook so that you can be motivated and influenced by them.
Second, never forget to do some aerobic exercises. Doing a 10 minute run on the treadmill or even a simple bike ride can help your body. Doing aerobics can increase muscle growth much better compared to hardcore exercises, of course, provided they are done right.
Third, adjust the weights every week. The amount of weight added per week would differ from one person to another. Most professionals would suggest adding 5% each work. This can help you bulk up without really straining your muscles.
Fourth, eliminate stress. This might be easier said than done but it is helpful to know that our body produces a chemical called cortisol when we are stressed out or when we exercise without having anything to eat. Cortisol inhibits the production of muscles so it’s important that is not found in our system.
Fifth, never overtrain. Although you might think that this will help you bulk up much faster, overtraining can cause a lot of damage and problems. It would be helpful if you set a limit to the number of hours for your workout. Eating the right food as well as getting enough sleep are also helpful.
Keeping the basics of bodybuilding in mind is important if you really want to succeed in the world of bodybuilding.