Bodybuilding is an activity that has gained immense popularity over the years. People have turned to bodybuilding as a means to achieve their fitness goals. Some have even dedicated entire lives to the sport. However, the question that keeps lingering in the mind of many is whether bodybuilding can help in losing weight. The answer is an astounding yes!
Bodybuilding is basically the application of progressive resistance training to manipulate and increase one’s muscles for aesthetic purposes only. It differs from other similar activities like powerlifting in that it focuses more on appearance than actual strength. For instance, the barbell squat causes the body to bend forward, while the bench press causes one to bend over and pick up weights. As such, bodybuilding allows you to do many things using the same muscles – you don’t feel the strain on your arms or back when doing bench presses or squats, and there is less stress on the skeletal muscles when using bodybuilding equipment. Another important difference between bodybuilding and other forms of exercise is that the focus on increasing muscle mass tends to be more intense. You can do all the other exercises for bodybuilding, but if you have reached your muscle mass goals, then you can move to increase your size and strength.
When a bodybuilder is thinking about how much better body he or she will have, he or she should not only look at the fat loss, but at the gain in overall tone and body composition as well. The goal of any exercise program is to make you healthier, fitter and stronger. By working hard at bodybuilding, your body will respond by being more efficient, producing more energy and helping you burn fat more efficiently. Thus, not only will you have shed the extra fat, but you will also have improved your cardiovascular health and more importantly, your body will be more resistant to diseases and illnesses.
When I first decided to edit my article and try to put some sort of order into it, I did not know where to start and I was afraid that I might do something that would be stupid for my readers and for me. The thing is, if I had started editing my bodybuilding article like a professional bodybuilder, I could have used some professional bodybuilding jargon and descriptions that I would have used if I was actually in the competition and not looking for a bit of help with my writing. I am not a big writer and in fact, I hardly write anything on my own now.
However, to save myself some time and frustration, I used a bit of technical bodybuilding terminology that I could have used if I was in the competition, and this helped me to explain what I wanted to say more clearly. That was exactly what I needed to do to edit my hard work and get the message across to my reader. It helps not only in writing your articles, but it helps you communicate the message to others, too. After that, I could have concentrated more on proving my point to others through my descriptions of my bodybuilding workouts and how much hard work and dedication I put into them.
Now, when I tell people about my background, I always mention that I am a certified and skilled bodybuilder, which makes everyone smile and feel good for being able to witness such a beautiful story of natural bodybuilding. I have never once mentioned that I am a modern bodybuilder. That is because the truth is, I am not a modern bodybuilder at all! I am a bodybuilder who has studied and practiced some of the most basic, fundamental motions and exercises involved in a strict bodybuilding program.
I mention this because I wanted to take all the mystery out of editing if I were going to try to edit this article properly. I also wanted to be clear on one thing: I did not become a better bodybuilder by spending three years studying how to pose better or by spending four hours per day in the mirror fine-tuning my posing. I did not become a better bodybuilder by spending two hours per day doing sets of ten dumbbell presses. I did not become a better bodybuilder by spending three hours per day studying nutrition and learning about proper bodybuilding nutrition.
I did become a better bodybuilder by learning how to correct improper bodybuilding poses. I have taken this to heart and have made every effort to educate those who are seeking to learn the same ancient techniques as I have. If I had to do it over again, I would never waste my time doing the standard, outdated techniques. I would instead dedicate my time to educate others about the classic physique if there was ever a need. So, Mr. Olympia, please make sure you do not waste your time and energy on some hackneyed old methods of bodybuilding, because there is a much better way.