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What is bodybuilding?
Contrary to popular belief, bodybuilders are far from the terrifying human boulders or “mass monsters” we imagine. Take this away, and what you have is people finally reaping the inner potential that’s God’s gift to mankind, the true human form.
Bodybuilding is the art of sculpting one’s physical figure for aesthetic appeal. This involves rigorous training and resistance exercises done in a progressive manner until the desired result is achieved.
From classic stone-lifting competitions in the 19th century to avant-garde bodybuilding championships we see today, this sport has transcended time and space. And what’s better is that we up the ante every year!
“Life is movement. Once you stop moving, you’re dead. Choose life.” – Eugen Sandow, Father of Bodybuilding
We can all agree that improving bodily health can never be a bad thing, and what better way to do it than by bodybuilding?
All the sweat, determination and dedication culminates into one large success that is you! If your body’s the one suit that you’re stuck with for the rest of your life, it better be designer.
Benefits of bodybuilding
The common idea is that bodybuilding is just looking the part, but it really is so much more! Bodybuilding allows you to feel both physically and mentally stronger than you could have ever imagined.
Proven to enhance nutrition, reduce the risks of chronic stress and depression as well as improve overall health, bodybuilding should be considered a super-sport!
The entire process, from the consistent dedication it instills to the regiment of eating properly and caring for yourself on a regular basis, is incomparably beneficial to every aspect of human life.
The day you decide to toss all your stress and anxiety away at the nearest gym, is the day your life will transform. The new You, will be bigger, bulkier and better than ever before.
How to Become a Bodybuilder
The most integral part of bodybuilding is finding the correct training schedule, which is what best suits your lifestyle (that way you’re likely to stick with it).
Once you’ve done this, it’s time to focus on an old-school trick – isolating muscle groups. According to Ryan Terry, who is an IFBB pro champion as well as USN sports nutrition ambassador, the perfect way to build muscle is starting with basic exercises (deadlifts, bench presses, arm and leg raises) and then working on compound lifts.
However, sticking to the same stable routine means your body learns to adapt to it and you aren’t really challenging yourself anymore. So our next trick is to switch it up every now and then. This doesn’t mean you have to come up with a new regime every two weeks, altering sets and adding weight works just as well to keep your body engaged and happy.
To gain an extra edge, don’t skip out on cardio. Avoid high intensity cardio, it means you risk the chance of burning muscle as well as fat. Alternatively, stick to low intensity cardio workouts once every two-three sessions.
Pro tip: Remember to stretch before and after each workout session.
Winning bodybuilding championships!
Now that you’re all set, welcome to the world of competitive bodybuilding!
What better place to reward yourself for all the hard work and dedication?
Every year, thousands of bodybuilders from across the country compete to win prestigious prizes at bodybuilding championships. Participants are judged mainly on muscularity and conditioning, and stand to gain exposure to 10,000+ supporters each time around!
Whether you’re already a professional with many titles to your name, an amateur who won the “pro card” or simply have a fiery passion for the sport – Come find your place at Naresh Surya Classic Fitness expo