By Atticus Campbell
The fantastically developed bodies you see featured in the bodybuilding magazines are all remarkable and unique but they have one thing in common.
They will have all been built in much the same way…
Bodybuilders train hard and consistently over a lot of years. Their bodies are forged by compound exercises, mainly The Squat, Bench Press and Military Press. The weights used for bodybuilding will be heavy and in the 8 to 12 reps ranges to encourage hypertrophy and they will have consistently added a little bit more weight each and every session.
You can be sure the bodybuilder with that incredible physique trained extremely hard until they failed to do another a rep.
Bodybuilders eat very well and understand their own nutritional requirements.
Most of their bodybuilding nutrients will come from balanced meals with protein mainly from whole sources of chicken, beef, other meats and fish.
The remainder of the bodybuilding meal is a balance of carbohydrates and unsaturated fats.
Bodybuilders also know that eating can be as hard as the training, splitting the vast amount of food they need to eat to gain the calories for muscle growth over 6 meals a day.
If they cannot face consuming yet another high protein meal they will knock back a protein shake or meal replacement bar.
Not only will they have the knowledge of good bodybuilding supplements and nutrition they will also have the will power to avoid the ubiquitous junk food which plagues the high street.
They will also be found drinking plenty of simple good clear water instead of drinking growth stunting beers and wine.
Bodybuilding with Chemical Assistance
Steroids could be referred to as extreme bodybuilding supplements.
The more honest of these bodybuilding elite may well admit to help from steroids. The boost that steroids give is the ability to spend many extra hours in the gym that would be impossible without chemical assistance.
Steroids are not the easy route to bodybuilding success you still need to have the fortitude of mind and the willingness to sacrifice the time to put the hard work in to make your body grow to the extreme proportions that make a mention in the magazines.
The use and risk of steroids is well documented and like religion and politics people will get cross and angry trying to enforce their view on others and nothing will change. The people that are going to use them will use them. The people that do not want to use them are not forced to take them either.
It is a matter of personal choice. Nothing said here will dissuade either otherwise.
And before anybody writes in, how-to-bodybuilding.com does not advocate the use of steroids and that is our choice.
Bodybuilding Supplements are not a short cut to bodybuilding success.
One thing for sure is that the bodybuilding elite did not get big because they took a bodybuilding supplement and equally as sure is you will not either.
As the name suggest they are merely a supplement only and will not take the place of proper nutrition and damned hard work.
It is my opinion supplements do not build muscles, training hard, eating and drinking well and getting plenty of rest build muscle.
Do not take my word!
Bodybuilding is a great sport and past time but it is being used to make money by selling bodybuilding supplements to people who want ‘it’ quicker than what their body can deliver.
With the internet being the truly wonderful resource it is you can within one hour be able to draw you own conclusion about bodybuilding supplements. Do not even take my word for this, do your own research; be mindful of the credibility and credentials of the source and why they may say what they are saying and how they arrived at that conclusion.
I know how hard it can be to achieve Bodybuilding Success. It takes a lot of know how, effort and time and does not come in a shake, a tub or a tablet. If you want to really want eye turning muscle mass in the shortest time possible you will need an action plan.
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