Natural bodybuilding can yield amazing results. In natural bodybuilding, you gain muscle without the use of enhancing drugs. No matter who you are, you can gain the muscle you want with enough hard work and dedication. Eating the right foods, following the right training schedule, and sticking to it will soon give you the lean muscle mass you are looking for.
Some people seem to pack on the muscle effortlessly. Others are not so lucky and have to work harder at it. Every one has a maximum amount of muscle their body wants to let them gain, and once that plateau is reached, the gaining stops. Some turn to enhancement drugs and steroids in their despair. If you really care about your body, stick to natural bodybuilding. It takes more effort but you also have more to be proud of and you will feel better in the long run.
A proper diet is the most important part of natural bodybuilding. You can work out all day long but if your muscles don't have the proper nutrients to supply them with the materials to actually build them up, you're wasting your time. You should try eating every three hours during the day starting with breakfast and ending with a snack just before bedtime. Different people will require different amounts of food and calorie intake. Monitor your progress and adjust your diet until you receive the maximum benefits from your diet.
Your body has 2 distinctive sources for muscle growth, each building upon the other, but not necessarily dependent upon one another. They are:
1. PROTEIN: Protein consists of amino acids that are to muscle tissue what bricks and mortar are to a newly constructed building. Simply put, when you exercise, your body uses protein to build and maintain new muscle tissue.
2. ANABOLIC HORMONES: These are natural chemicals in the body that also work to build new muscle tissue as well as offer the added benefit of simultaneously burning body fat. You may know these hormones as Growth Hormone, Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1, and the most famous of all... TESTOSTERONE!
The key to literally force your body past your genetic limitations is to increase your testosterone and anabolic hormone levels. There is a way to trick your body into increasing these levels by diet cycling and protein cycling. This webpage explains how to do this.
Of course exercise, weight lifting, and proper training are also important for natural bodybuilding. Some people spend hours a day in the gym, packing on the muscle and getting ripped. If you're doing this and not seeing much in the way of results, you may want to cut back. Some people don't need as much exercise and weight lifting, and are actually overdoing it, causing their body to use up all of the nutrients they take in before their body has a chance to convert them to muscle.
Some people only need training with weights a couple of times a week, and on the days they don't train take walks. It may seem like it's not enough but you will be amazed at the pounds you start to pack on when you let your body rest.
Other things you need to keep in mind when trying to gain muscle are sleep and hydration. Your body needs rest in order to gain the maximum benefits of your workouts. You should aim for at least six to eight hours a night. As for hydration, drink as much water as is possible each day. All of our body processes depend on water and your muscles cannot function at their maximum if you are not hydrated.
Natural bodybuilding is difficult and takes time, energy, and commitment. If you're not sure where to start, or getting frustrated trying to do it on your own, you should try one of the many great programs available. Knowing that you gained that ripped, toned physique the right way will make you feel better about yourself and your bodybuilding regimen.
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