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Training Tips for Bodybuilding

If you are new to bodybuilding, you might need a lot of tips on how to progress efficiently. You might already know the basics, such as working out, eating meals with proper nutrition, supplements to take, and some might have advice about steroids. Hold that thought, as steroids have a lot of negative side effects. There is an alternative performance-enhancing drug that you might want to check out. They are known as selective androgen receptor modulator or SARMs.

So if you’re serious about bodybuilding, here are some training tips for setting you up for success:

Set Goals

You should set first a short term and long term goals. Most beginners always lack patience, they want to see instant results, and you will get that when you start your training. You will usually see your form changing, and you will be gaining strength. However, after some time, you might reach a plateau stage, and your progress might slow down. It is important to have patience and sent a realistic short-term and long term goals.

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Proper Nutrition

Proper nutrition is important, whether you are a bodybuilder or not. A healthy balanced meal is always recommended. However, for bodybuilders, you have to be more particular about it. You need to know how much protein, carbohydrates, and other nutrients you should be taking.

Do Not Overtrain

This is a common misconception. Some might think that overtraining can get you faster results, but it could actually be the opposite. Your muscles need to rest and recover. You should at least have four workouts per week, and this includes cardio exercises. Have a good program to follow so you have a schedule which part of your body you will be focusing on certain days, then allot a rest day.

Weight Training with Correct Form

Bad form will only defeat the purpose of your work out, you won’t target the right muscles, and it might lead to injuries which will delay your progress more. When you’ve mastered the correct form, you can increase weight periodically, especially when you’re feeling comfortable on the current weight you are lifting.

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Before and After Photo

Seeing how your progress is, is a great motivator. Take a photo of yourself before you start, and continue to take at least every two or three months to see how far you’ve come. When you feel like quitting, browse through your photos, and you’ll remember why you started this journey.