Like RC says…“everybody wants to be a bodybuilder. don’t nobody want to lift no heavy a** weight!” So it’s true. I see all these people in the local gym where I train lift carelessly. Not to mention hearing some of them talking about their “diet”.
- Eat like you have some sense.
- Train hard and smart.
- Live the bodybuilding life 100% of the time…not just part time.
Unfortunately there are so many articles that deals with nutrition, supplementation, and exercise routines that it can get confusing. When all else fails, go back to THE BASICS!
Have you guys noticed that a lot of these people on internet forums are not even big and are trying to give supplement reviews and advice to others?
I’m not huge but I’ve put on a great deal of size the correct way and it’s taken me 4 years, so far, to do so. There is no magical pill or routine or diet and this isn’t a God given talent. You have to work for it every day.
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Personally I think people tend to exaggerate greatly when it comes to building muscle. They’ll tell you “you’ve gotta eat all day long” “you gotta live the bodybuilding lifestyle all the time” “you gotta supplement and train your ass off”. Most of this is far from the truth. Especially when it comes to natural bb. Its not that hard to eat slightly above your maintenence calories(which is all that’s required to build maximal muscle) .its not to hard to spark a growth stimulus in the muscle(doesn’t take multiple sets of 10 different exercises). You certainly don’t have to change your life to put on some muscle and supplements are …well…a waste of money (cept a good whey protein) I don’t even hardly think about bodybuilding, I’m still in school and work a part time job, granted, I’ve got insane genetics, lol. But its seriously not as serious as people will tell you. Now, to get to the Olympia level, that’s a different story.
I agree with this as far as building muscle. Theres room for cheating and being a little lax on certain things as long as you have the basics down. The percentage of people that bodybuild and actually make a some sort of living off of it is pretty damn small. No reason to give up all the other things you enjoy in life for it. I would hate eating out of tupperware every day for the rest of my life. Or even for a full year. Ugh.
But if you want to diet to extreme leannes or for a competition, yeah, pretty much have to do the bb lifestyle thing 100% of the time. Unfortunately.