The sport of bodybuilding has grown steadily in popularity over the years. From its heyday in the 1970s to now, technological advances, as well as nutritional advances, have made bodybuilding a sport that focuses on the art of the human body and what is possible when it is pushed.
Intro to Bodybuilding Sport – by Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist, Fitness Photographer
Bodybuilding is more than just lifting weights, however. To have an effective bodybuilding program, you have to focus on many different things – especially if you are serious about your goals. In fact, setting goals can be one of the most important parts of an effective bodybuilding program. What do you want to accomplish when you start bodybuilding? Keep your goal always at the forefront of your mind so you don’t get off track.
A serious bodybuilding routine is also very much about your diet and nutritional choices. Bodybuilding requires a lot of energy. We get energy from the calories that we consume. Our muscles also respond to other nutrients such as protein and fats to bring growth hormones to the muscles we want to strengthen and tone. A proper diet is very important in any bodybuilding program.
Another huge aspect of a workout routine is to get plenty of rest. When you begin lifting weights and working out to build your body, you will be doing a small amount of damage to your muscles. When your body is in a sedentary state during sleep, your muscles will work to repair themselves and grow in the process.
You must have a balanced bodybuilding workout routine in order to focus on certain muscle groups and grow your entire body. You’ll need to include not only weight lifting, but a cardio workout is also important. The entire body needs to be healthy and that includes your heart. When you have strong heart muscles, you’ll be able to work out more effectively.
A positive mindset can be one of THE most important parts of a bodybuilding program. It’s easy to give up when you start to push yourself. Remember why you want to start the whole thing in the first place and be positive that you will be able to do it. Staying positive can push you even more than you thought possible.
Bodybuilding is so much more than just performing exercises and lifting weights to get big. You have to concentrate on your whole body – not just the muscles. When you start a body-building program, know what these components are and then focus on your goals as you work out. You will grow your mind right along with your body, and that can be the most satisfying part of all!
The Art of Bodybuilding is as much Aesthetic as it is physical and has to do a lot with intrinsic Bodybuilding Motivation. Motivation and Visualization is one of the overarching goals of my Fine Art Bodybuilding Photography Collection. Get inspired, get motivated, get the body of your dreams! Fine Art Fitness and Bodybuilding Photography by Photographer Maxwell Alexander