Male Bodybuilding as a Sport

Posted: 4th September 2010 by Darren in Become a bodybuilder
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Male bodybuilding is a well-liked activity with men since it ascertains the visual aspect that the majority of people enjoy in men likewise as it nearly ensures popularity on some level or other. If anything, male bodybuilding is a more refined form of weightlifting for it takes into heart the ideology of aesthetic body shape, tone, and mass. But no matter how it is categorized, one thing is certain male bodybuilding is too complex to be relegated under a single category. Of course,male bodybuilders are never judged on their “masculinity”, andthere is no assumption of a conflict between their “masculinity”and their bodybuilding goals. Traditionally, bodybuilding is a sport mainly practiced by men.
Bodybuilding
Bodybuilding is not as simple at it appears or as exciting as these men look when they pose in a contest. Enjoy it for what it is: an exercise that when performed as suggested will bring you fame and looks but not without the hard work and patience. It is recommended you don’t start a male bodybuilding program without a trainer, as he or she will be able to guide you to the right set of exercises that will suit you best for your interest. Over doing bodybuilding can have grievous impacts on your body and health in the long run with some fatal cases such as stokes or heart attacks.
Aerobic
Remember, the fat control strategy of choice is ALWAYS going to be to maintain a reasonable level of muscle mass so you can burn calories (and fat) all day long — not just during aerobic training. And, since only muscle burns calories, you want more muscle far more than you want an aerobic capacity which rivals that of an elite marathon runner. And, aerobic training involves pushing your oxidative capacity to the limit through high intensity long-distance running, swimming or cycling.
Workouts
The rules of thumb for bodybuilding exercises is to workout hard and then rest hard. Decide the level of dedication that will be put into your workout routine. If you’ve decided that competing in male bodybuilding is your goal, you may need a gym close to home so that more workouts can be arranged. Another decision is when will be the best time for a workout.
In order to physically be ready for a male bodybuilding workout program, your organs need to be in good shape. To get the most “bang for your buck” choosing home gym equipment that provide a good cardiovascular workout like an elliptical trainer or treadmill will make burning calories faster than a more focused exercise designed just to tone the glutes or abs will not burn as many calories or work the heart as hard as a elliptical trainer or jogging.
Exercises
While all bodybuilders work long hours and for the most part do the same exercises, the pattern and length of each will diverge immensely from person to person. Understand what bodybuilding exercises will give it strength and makes all the muscles in that group are worked for an even distribution of strength. But remember that strenuous exercises with weights (including, but not limited to, dumbbells and barbells, Nautilus-type machines, your own body weight, and other forms of resistance exercises) is the best way to increase your muscle size, thereby increasing your metabolic rate.
 
 

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