Before you start any fitness program you must talk to your family doctor first and have a complete physical. This will ensure that you’re in optimal health to start your bodybuilding program. After you have had your complete physical and you have a clean bill of health you can start the process to getting that ripped body you’ve always dreamed of.
Set goals, this is a very important step in starting your journey in bodybuilding. You want to have a path to follow, you would not begin out on a road trip with out knowing where you’re going. Donâ€™t do the same with your workout regimen. So grab a easy notebook and put your goals in writing. Do not just set goals, set realistic goals. You don’t want to set the bar to high and get discouraged when you don’t meet such high goals. Start small and slow so you don’t press yourself to hard or you may wind up injuring yourself ending your chance of ever reaching your goals. You could wind up tiring out or getting burned out, and not wanting to go any further.
You’ll want to choose a gym and visit. This can be a huge and costly decision, so do your homework. You want to make sure that they’ve up to date safe exercise equipment. Select a gym that has a good reputation and that has a resident personal trainer that can help you if you need help or get stuck in a rut. Most importantly do not join the first gym you see, visit many gyms in your area. Ask for a tour of the facilities and get as much information such as brochures or any written information they’ve. Don’t be pressured into signing a contract right off. Take the information you have gathered up, and go home. Sit down at your kitchen table and study the material then make your decision on your own time and terms. Be careful some gyms require you to sign a lengthy contract, resist this if possible. Remember choosing the right gym is a major step. Face it with out spending thousands on purchasing equipment it is the only place you are going to have to work out.
Take it slow when you’re first starting out rest about 4 or 5 days after your first workout. This will give your body time to adjust so you do no injure yourself. Keep your workouts when you first start out to about an hour at time. While you’re on your workout regimen you’ll want to keep yourself energized. Eat about 5 meals a day consisting of foods high in protein and carbohydrates for energy this can be red meat, chicken, fish and even beans. Add some bread and pasta for the carbs. Make sure you stay hydrated drink plenty of water before, during and after your workouts. Remember if you feel intense pain slow down your workout or take a break for about 30 mins. Giving your body time to rest and recover. Once you feel comfortable you can continue your workout.
These steps can help you on your path to being a successful bodybuilder and keep you on that path. It will be a hard long journey, but if you are dedicated to being the ideal you can you’ll succeed just donâ€™t give up. Work hard and remember to follow these easy steps and you will have that nice cut body you’ve always wanted.
If you’re new to strength training, start off by raising your arms overhead without any weight. Once you can do this exercise with good form, you can add light dumbbells, and increase the weight as you build strength. This exercise not only works your glutes and leg muscles, it also works the muscles in your core, back, and shoulders, as well as your triceps.