How to Transition to a Bodybuilding Lifestyle

Many of us spend time looking in the mirror, wishing for this or that, but the bottom line is that we as humans strive for improvement. Think about how great it feels to accomplish something big and see yourself rewarded for it. Looking at the mirror thinking about how you can improve your physique can be related. Improving your physique is a lot like improving other areas of your life. You’ll feel very accomplished when seeing results, and in turn, motivating yourself to strive to get better. Many of us want the end result, but in order to get that end results, you have to work for it. You won’t get a bachelor’s, or masters, or PhD by wishing you had one. These are all separate goals or achievements in the education process, just like you may have certain steps or goals for your physique accomplishment. The big problem here is transitioning into a healthy lifestyle or a bodybuilding lifestyle. This article will provide you with a step-by-step process on how you can transition from your current lifestyle, into a bodybuilding lifestyle or at least a lifestyle revolved around fitness and improving your physique.

Step 1: Desire the change

The first thing you need to do is to WANT the change in lifestyle. If you aren’t committed towards this lifestyle then it will eat you up. You have to want this. Some people are in unfortunate situations where they NEED it. Let’s hope you aren’t at that point because if you need it, but don’t want the change, that can be a serious problem. If you are serious about the lifestyle and desire the change, then you’ll be a lot more motivated. Motivation is key because increased drive can spell more desired results!

Step 2: Seek Support

No matter how much you think you know, there is always more to be learned. Bodybuilders at all stages of the game still always seek support from other people and it’s this support that can really help their physique grow. Thinking you know everything can lead you down the wrong path. Despite my experience as a bodybuilder, I’m always looking for more information or taking advice from competitors and coaches. Information can be a key to success.

Step 3: Be consistent

We want results that will last, not temporary results. Being consistent will help you establish results that will stick with you for the rest of your life. Continuing to pursue bodybuilding or a healthy lifestyle will give you just that, a healthy lifestyle. One of the biggest ways to achieve your best physique possible is by constantly putting in the work day in and day out.

Transitioning into a bodybuilding lifestyle, or a lifestyle revolved around fitness for that matter, can be very difficult. You may not know where to start which can prevent you from ever starting! I don’t want that. This article was written to help get you started on the right path.

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The True Secret to Long-Term Success in the Gym – For Beginners

There are no healthy “get buff quick” schemes when it comes to bodybuilding. Just like the natural formation of a mountain, it is a slow process. The industry professionals who are at peak performance have spent years or even decades building their perfect bodies. But, you may be asking, “How does this apply to me”?

Well, Jim (I’m just hoping that someone reading this article will be named Jim because that would be sweet) this applies to you because no matter what your goals are in the gym, it’s going to take you time to get there. Not only time, but also consistency and that’s what I’m here to talk to you about today.

Consistency doesn’t only mean going to the gym on a regular basis. It also means putting in a consistent amount of effort into every workout and being consistent with your tracking and growth. Let me explain.

Going to the gym on a regular basis is a huge part of reaching your fitness goals. If you take long breaks from going to the gym, say 3 weeks, this can severely hinder your progress. Not only have you lost those 3 weeks of muscle gain that you could have had by going to the gym, but you are also going to lose a portion of the muscle you had already built. This is due to your inactivity. If your muscles aren’t being stimulated to grow on a regular basis, you are going to hinder your gains in the long run. So lesson one is to stick with your gym regiment.

There are no “cheat days” when it comes to your workouts. You need to bring the same or greater intensity to each and every workout. Always trying to increase the amount of weight you lift or the amount of reps you do. If you aren’t going to bring your full and energetic self to each and every workout, you aren’t going to have the long-term success that others may have. It’s important to stay committed each and every workout. None of these half days where you just don’t feel like doing the work or sessions where you spend half the time on your phone. Now don’t get me wrong, every so often our bodies can’t handle the amount of stress we put on ourselves in the gym. It’s important to listen to your body and give it the rest it needs. I strongly recommend implementing deload weeks into your workout regiment where you do lighter weights than normal, work on form, and give your body some extra time to recover. Lesson 2 is be consistent in the intensity of your workout.

The most successful people in bodybuilding are the ones who track all of the weights they lift and everything they eat. This gives them a strong benchmark to work against and improve on. On a week to week basis it is very hard to remember how much weight you lifted and for how many reps for every given exercise. My advice? Get a small note pad or make a spreadsheet in which you can record your workouts. Track everything and try to improve on a workout to workout basis. One of the most important factors in bodybuilding success is diet. You need to count your macros and ensure you are getting enough protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Consistency in your diet is what’s going to make your progress faster and give you better long-term results.

In closing I hope you can see the important role that consistency plays in building muscle over the long-term. It may take a little extra effort at first, but once you get consistent you will stay consistent. I wish you all the best in your fitness journey and remember when it comes to fitness, consistency is king.

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