Unwritten Bodybuilding: Part 1

Bodybuilding just like any other sport has a set of rules that need to be followed in order for it to be successfully practiced, the main problem with Bodybuilding is that these rules aren’t physically written and therefore aren’t followed by many beginners. Bodybuilding is a lot more complex than it looks and that’s why it’s such an ambiguous sport, what works for someone will not always work for others and that’s why not everything is set in stone. This doesn’t necessary mean that a few very important principles shouldn’t be followed though, if you’ve been Bodybuilding under the following principles you are guaranteed to be successful in building a high quality physique but if you don’t you might want to change the way of looking at things to keep on improving.

Work Hard

Bodybuilding often becomes assimilated to the hardships and challenges of life; some agree that the comparison is appropriate while others just don’t see it. Bodybuilding is and will always be a way of life, only a minor percentage of the entire human race is willing to dedicate endless hours into bettering their health and physique. Life is not always easy and Bodybuilding is the same way, we all have to go through a series of hardships and challenges outside of the gym, the only way to move forward is by working hard and by not giving up. If you truly want to a have a physique that stands out and that is often called impossible to achieve you need to work hard and keep on improving, never settle for what you have, always want more and be willing to put in the work, it doesn’t matter if you want to be successful in your career or if you want to squat 500lbs, it will eventually happen if you work hard enough.

Eat like there’s no tomorrow

If you are constantly working on building your physique it’s no secret that you need to eat a lot, a great majority of professional bodybuilders often get asked on what it takes to build an impressive physique like theirs, they will always answer that there is no secret because it’s all about eating and training. No one can expect to build muscle if they aren’t fueling their body with the right nutrients, eating right doesn’t mean that you have to eat salad and chicken on a daily basis; it’s actually the complete opposite. Your diet should be handled in the same exact manner as you do with your training, think about it, in order to progress you need to confuse your body into growing and that’s why you probably do light and heavy workouts, super sets, drop sets, and so on, you should use the same approach to your dieting. Build a diet that is very diverse, flexible and that allows you to eat like there is no tomorrow, a diet that has been gaining a lot of popularity lately is the If It Fits Your Macros diet (IIFYM), if you’re interested in knowing how good or bad it actually is you can click here to read all about it.

Be Focused and Dedicated

It doesn’t matter where or why you started Bodybuilding, we all had our reasons and we all have our goals, some people started lifting weights because they stumbled upon their parents old weight set in their basement or garage while other maybe wanted to impress a girl and decided to join the local gym, the truth is that it really doesn’t matter why you started; what matters is why you keep going. A lot of people become really discouraged after just a few short months because they don’t see the progress they wish they did and that’s the main reason why not everyone is made out for bodybuilding or fitness, it takes a really special kind of motivation to reach new levels of success and progression. If you are truly made out for Bodybuilding you won’t have any trouble whatsoever with keeping up and going to new extremes, it doesn’t matter if you want to compete or if you just want to feel good, you can’t achieve your goals if you are not focused and dedicated. Stop looking at what you have and at what you don’t, envision your main goal, stay dedicated and be willing to do anything to reach it, don’t get distracted and don’t let anyone tell you what you can or can’t do.