If I give you a big YES as an opening statement… would it be worth to travel all the way down and finish with the read? The answer to that would be another ‘Yes’. This write-up is much more than a mere yes or no to the title, but more about showing as of why people pursue this madness and reach a level rarely imaginable by commoners.
It’s about the MindGame
When we talk about bodybuilding or weight training the first image in the mind of any average individual would be some big-ass freak walking the planet with 24 inches guns. Well, for those of you, who somehow glide in this category, let me tell you that there is a thick line of difference between a professional bodybuilder and a fitness enthusiast.
One cannot expect a regular gym freak to be as huge as Kai Greene due to the difference in the intensity of the training as well as the diet that the predator actually abides by. Being a professional bodybuilder not only means supplementation but also a discipline involved that one has to follow like a monk. Yes, fitness for many is madness and to some is a religion that actually assists you in perfecting yourself.
To me fitness was all about regaining that was lost in my childhood…my ‘Prestige’. I still remember the days when in a typical Indian environment I was bullied just because of my skin color. Those days were mixed with feelings of hatred and anger; somehow fitness was a respite in channeling that anger in appositive way. I still remember the first day I picked up iron and the madness that prevailed after each repetition with that weight. This is the madness that drives you throughout the workout with a motive to perfect yourself in each and every sense.
If you were looking for something or a workout plan or a diet detail then let me tell you that this blog has to do with preparing yourself mentally. Not everyone can have a gifted forearm like Phil heath due to the genetics factor that comes into foreplay in the end. However, fitness is much more than just genetics because it is the very last repetition before failure that actually triggers your muscles to grow and being mentally prepared is all about training to the level of failure. Look around and compare yourselves with others, ask yourself ‘what would have happened if everyone in this world could build a million dollar body Just like that?’ *Doomsday* because nobody would realize the value of this hard-work and nobody would actually know what madness means.
Yes…Bodybuilding/Fitness like art will always be madness….
This is one of the basic questions, which many of the women who are beginners at a gym frequently ask. Most of the women avoid chest workout out of fear rather than lack of knowledge. The main reason behind their fear is formation of wrong posture, which they think can affect their personal lives. To be practical in our approach, the studies show that this is a myth and no chest exercise can harm any women.
Contrary to the above-mentioned statement, chest workout is beneficial for women to deal with their daily life activities. It is a fact that we all rely on our chest muscles for pushing objects that may be heavy and bulky. A properly planned chest workout can assist you in developing a well-toned upper body with good stamina that can improve your standard of living. There are different exercises that can assist women in developing chest muscles like bench press, push-ups and dumbbell fly.
Bench press is one of the basic chest exercises as it not only benefits men but also is vital for women to develop a strong upper body and avoid injuries. However, women those who practise it should keep in mind to avoid using heavy weights because that can cause injuries to the pectoral muscles. Apart from bench press, push-ups are a great source of chest exercise and it is a complete exercise, which stresses more than one body part at a time. However, it is better to take assistance from a well-qualified trainer under whose guidance you can learn the correct positions easily.
From the age of pumping iron to now, bodybuilding has grown a lot in terms of exercises and health supplements. Many of us, who are into bodybuilding, try to impersonate professional musclemen in their workout routines and end up making silly mistakes that leads to injury. We need to understand our body type before deciding on any work out schedule because some people are genetically gifted while some have to sweat a lot in the gym. Here are some tips that can assist an average person to build strong muscles:
If you want to be strong and gain muscles, you need weight training more. As a beginner, you should try lifting very lightweights with more repetition to learn the correct posture while lifting weights
It is advised to use more of free weights rather than depending on machines to gain proper balance and stamina
Introducing more of compound exercises(mix exercises of different parts) can help you gain right posture and muscle balance, mass
We often pay more attention to upper body and leave lower parts especially thighs unattended. Try and keep a day in your schedule for lower body parts
It is essential to take rest along with a proper workout program because it will provide enough time to them for recovering. That is why it is necessary to take at least 8 hours of sleep
A planned and complete workout well complimented with protein rich diet along with carbohydrates can give you those strong muscles you have been dying to have.