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Bodybuilding is a sport that requires extreme dedication, motivation, and persistence. Traditionally, it is referred to as being the act of body modification by muscle hypertrophy and the lowering of body fat percentage.

As any bodybuilder will tell you, attaining the body of your dreams requires hard work, a solid diet and routine, and the motivation to stick with it each day.

With a few tips and some advice found within this article, you’ll come closer to becoming the next Arnold Schwarzenegger than ever before!

Many amateur bodybuilders start lifting weights without any concept of how their body actually works. It is important to understand what is going on in your body in order to modify or alter your diet or routine to get the results you want.

Firstly, all bodybuilders are trying to use the principle of hypertrophy to gain bigger muscle. Muscle hypertrophy is the increase of the size of muscle cells. This is accomplished by performing exercises at 80 - 90% of your one repetition maximum for about 2-6 repetitions.

Simply put, this causes microtrauma in the muscle fibers and forces your body to replace the damaged tissue and add more. This is why it is important to consistently challenge your muscles so that your body constantly has to adapt. 

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Another crucial concept that bodybuilders need to understand is the different types of body composition. There are: ectomorphs, mesomorphs, and endomorphs. The category under which you fall will have an enormous effect on your diet. Read the following descriptions below for a more detailed explanation:

Ectomorphs: have long and thin muscle and limbs. They do have a low fat storage and are not built to store fat or build muscle. Because of this, ectomorphs find it incredibly hard to gain weight and muscle mass. They must raise their daily caloric consumption by a significant amount to see any change in weight or size.

Mesomorphs: people with this body type have medium bones, low fat levels, and can be referred to as muscular. Mesomorphs do not store fat and find it easy to build muscle.

Endomorphs: large bone structure and predisposed to storing fat. These people find it hard to lose weight and must decrease their caloric intake to drop their body fat percentage.

Knowing your body type will help you plan your meals and caloric needs accordingly. Make sure, in addition to this, you are getting adequate protein (about 1 gram per pound of lean muscle), and eating foods full of vitamins and macro nutrients. Your recovery and amount of sleep you get should also be taken into consideration.

Overtraining can have detrimental effects like sickness and injury. Once you have mastered these concepts, think about supplementation and how it can help you reach your goals. Fitness professionals usually advise using a multivitamin, protein powder, and creatine before buying thermogenics, fat burners, BCAAs, or pre-workout supplements.

Researching and knowing the concepts of hypertrophy, body composition, recovery, basic nutrition, and supplementation are crucial to your success as a body builder. In the words of Sir Francis Bacon, “Knowledge is power”!

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