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Beginning Bodybuilding: The Ultimate Guide

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Beginning Bodybuilding: The Ultimate Guide

Bodybuilding has been the hottest fitness trend lately. It is a great respite that more people are making healthier lifestyle choices and the size zero fever is gradually taking a side. Since bodybuilding is one of those fitness programs that focuses on building muscle strength and stamina instead of unhealthy weight loss, it is extremely healthy if done the right way.

However, what most newbies do not know is that bodybuilding has to be done in a scientific manner in order to ensure that it meets the required results in a safe and healthy way. If safety standards are not taken into account, there is a huge chance of accidents and injuries. If you are a beginner who intends to take up bodybuilding, here is a quick guide for your assistance.


Avoid doing it at Home

Thanks to the internet, a lot of workouts are easily available online for those who do not wish to go to the gym and workout within the comfort of their home. That might work for regular weight loss exercises and stretches, but avoid doing bodybuilding exercises at home without supervision. It is highly recommended for beginners to do their work out under the supervision of a professional fitness coach who can supervise them to ensure they do not end up with an injury and guide them about the right techniques.


Check Your Posture

When doing your bodybuilding exercises, make sure you check your posture and body alignments. It is extremely important for you to use the right muscle of your body in every move or else you can end up with jerks and injuries.

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Eat Right

Under most cases, your fitness coach will recommend you a meal plan that will be designed according to your body requirements. In case you are not given any individual meal plan, stick to a high protein low-carb diet. Proteins are the most essential building block when you are trying to build your muscle power. Cut down on sugar completely and switch to brown carbs. Avoid any diet plans that require you to eat less or starve. You should be eating at short intervals after every few hours but make sure your meal has fewer calories and is not high on fats and carbs.



Since bodybuilding focuses on building and growing muscles, it requires a lot more beyond your regular food intake. You will need to fill this shortfall by taking additional muscle growth supplements such as anabolic steroids and protein shake along with other multivitamins so that your body does not lose its energy after an extensive workout. The supplements help in improving your stamina and speed up the process of muscle recovery and growth.


Rest Period

Many beginners are too tempted to get their results quickly and therefore try to do their exercises every day. That is an extremely wrong practice. For effective results without any injuries, it is important that your body is well rested after an extensive session and your muscles are allowed some time to recover. Destress yourself and make sure you get a sleep of a minimum eight hours daily and at least two days as rest days.

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Stacey Chillemi


I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at staceychillemi.com. I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.