Category Archives: Body Building General

Body Building for Males

When you start a body building program, be aware that this has generally always been a male sport. That doesn’t mean that females can’t be body builders, but male body building has always been the norm. The reasons are far reaching actually. Males naturally produce a large amount of testosterone in their bodies. Testosterone lends itself to longer, more intense workouts. It’s a natural part of male body building. Testosterone makes men more aggressive, and as a result, they are able to work out more intensely. That […]

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Body Building Exercises

In a body building program, the exercises that you do can make all the difference between an effective program and one that won’t do much good. The good thing is that there are many, many body building exercises you can incorporate into your workout that will help grow your muscles and keep you fit and trim. For big legs, you’ll want to do a lot of barbell squats and dead lifts. The resistance you are putting on your legs when you perform these types of exercises will […]

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Body Building Equipment

Generally, people think of body building equipment as weight machines. While weight machines are some of the best ways to work specific muscle groups, there is still a lot of other body building equipment you can use to help tone and work your muscles to their fullest potential. Of course, you will want to have some type of weights to help you with your body building goals. A stable weight bench and some barbells as well as dumbbells will help you workout at home. If you’re not […]

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Body Building Competitions

When you are serious about body building, the next logical step is to enter a body building competition. You’ve worked hard to sculpt the perfect body, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t want to stand up next to others who have worked just as hard and have an impartial third party decide who has the best body. Keep in mind that body building competitions can be very intense events and the competition can be just as difficult. You have worked to make sure your muscles are as […]

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Body Building Anatomy

The anatomy of body building includes knowing what muscles are located where and how they are grown most effectively. It can be confusing, so as you read this article, find a mirror and locate the muscles on your own body. When you are body building, knowing the anatomy of your body can be very, very helpful. Of course, you know where your neck is. There are two basic neck muscles that you can focus on in your body building. The upper trapezius runs down the back of […]

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Keeping in Shape

Although body building is principally seen as something largely cosmetic – there is not a heck of a lot of practical reason for having arms wider than a small tree – there are reasons beyond the aesthetic effects of it for sticking to a regime. Not least of these is that a good body building regime can have a knock-on effect on your general good health. As long as it is a measured and defined program, a body building regime can be one of the best things […]

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Learn to Take a Break

Getting into the gym to work out and build one’s muscles up is a highlight of the week for many of us, no matter how many times a week we do it. It can allow us to work through the tension of the rest of the week, give us time to think things through while also expending some energy. It would not be going too far to suggest that there are many of us who view training as an indispensable part of our weekly routine. However, a […]

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Small weights first!

The most important lesson that you can absorb before you take up body building is that there is such a thing as too much, too soon. All of us are keen to do something impressive, whichever field it is in. When taking up body building, especially if you do it at a gym, it is common to see guys whose biceps are thicker than your thighs. The natural response to this is to wish to match them lift for lift. But the natural result of that is […]

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Where to start?

When people take up body building it is usually as a result of seeing the impressive physiques of the professionals – whether those professionals be pro body builders, weight lifters, boxers or any other kind. It is natural to see the power that such a physique gives to an individual and want to have the same thing. It is also, unfortunately, something that is beyond many of us and at the very least will require years of committed training for the rest of us. When you are […]

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Alcohol and Body Building

Given that many of us decide to take up body building after a long and challenging night at the bar – or at home with a few beers – it is bad news for many people that body building and alcohol do not mix. This is not to say that you cannot drink a beer every so often if you decide to take up body building, but you will be restricted in either one capacity or the other. There is conflict between the effects of alcohol and […]

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