Participating in a bodybuilding contest gives me a certain high. Being on stage in my best shape and showing everyone the fruits of my labour and 12 weeks of strict dieting couldn’t get any better. But along with it comes a lot of sacrifice and emotions. Those who have dieted for a contest before (or currently dieting for one), you know what I’m talking about. Here are some tips for future bodybuilding competitors to maximize the joy of competing and to minimize the pains that come with it.
Everytime I step into the gym, I see a few newbies (usually teenagers or senior citizens) who is performing an exercise which they self-invented with horrible form and incomplete reps. And it freaks me out to see them perform six-inch squats, bouncing bench presses or full-body swaying barbell curls. All I can think is, “He’s gonna tear something someday”.
Before I continue, I hope you guys don’t think that I’m looking down on newbies. I’m happy to see youngsters take interest in the sport and hobby which I fell in love with 12 year ago. BUT, if you newbies keep on performing exercises with incorrect form, you might get yourself injured in the process and you’re probably gonna not see any results and waste your time in gym. So here is my number one tip to anyone who wants to step foot in the realms of fitness – SEEK KNOWLEDGE. Simple as that. And here are a few ways to do so.
#1 The Internet Is Your FriendRead More
#1 You two get to spend more time together… in the gym!Read More
So it was pre-contest period, 1-4 weeks from Mr Kuala Lumpur 2013. And how was I feeling? Like crap! Back’s aching, neck’s stiff and I had a tough time sleeping every night. Well, thank goodness for the existence of massages! After a good, relaxing deep-tissue massage to loosen up those muscle fibres, BAM, I just fall on bed, snoring away to a good night’s sleep.
In all honesty, massages can really help us athletes who push our body to its limits. Remember, recovery is just as important as training. The muscles you break down in the gym, you must let it rest and recover when you’re out of the gym. Here are some other benefits of massages.Read More
The first thing anyone interested in bodybuilding should understand is what amino acids are and their importance to the human body. When the human body breaks down protein, what’s left is a number of amino acids that the body needs and uses to perform many bodily functions including: breaking down food and growing and repairing body tissue. These amino acids can be classified as Essential, Non-Essential and Conditional.Read More
Most of us know about the Arnold Schwarzenegger and the 70s. Dominant. Alpha. The champion. By the end of the 70s, Arnold has already won seven Mr Olympia titles and his name is already held high and spoken about by people around the world! However, people tend to forget about the humble beginnings of the legendary Austrian Oak.Read More