How can one identify success in bodybuilding? For some people, getting rid of excessive fat masses can be meant to be a success in bodybuilding. Others want to build as much muscle mass as possible. Thus, we cannot overgeneralize everyone who visits the gym on a regular basis. We cannot say that huge muscle mass is the ultimate aim of bodybuilding. No, it is not true. At the same time, we should be conscious of the fact that approximately 95% of men who visit bodybuilding gyms want to build some muscles. Hence, it will be correct that muscle building is the main aim of bodybuilding.
Getting some fat on your belly, shoulders, hips, hands, and other parts of your body are very easy. The only thing you will need to do is just eat as much as possible and do nothing. If you get tons of calories every day and don't burn it, you will get fat with no efforts. On the other hand, muscle building requires a lot of hard work. For example, I have at least three training sessions every week. When I train, I will usually spend at least three hours in the gym. What is more, I am very careful with my diet. I count calories, carbohydrates, and proteins.
If you are reading this article, I bet you struggle to build some muscles. So let me tell you about three main secrets behind my success in bodybuilding.
Yes, this is true. Training is the key factor of success in bodybuilding. Without training, you will never build any muscles. In addition, if you have already built some muscles, they will disappear if you do not train them on regular. Weightlifting is a mother of bodybuilding. You will never grow if you do not lift heavy weights.
A PROPER DIET
To gain mass, you will need to be in calorie surplus. This means that you will need to consume more calories than you burn. To build 500 grams of muscles, your body needs 2500 calories. Keep in mind that you need at least 1,5K calories for your body to function properly. 2 grams of protein per kilogram of your bodyweight is required to build additional muscles. Hence, you will need to watch the number of calories and proteins you consume every day. Actually, you will be getting most of your calories from carbohydrates. Therefore, it is required to increase carbohydrates intake if you are planning to bulk.
Proper sleep is required for several purposes. First of all, your body recovers while you are sleeping. Without sleeping, muscle tears will not heal. Secondly, 85% of anabolic hormones such as testosterone and growth hormone are produced while sleeping. You will never grow without these hormones. More you sleep, more anabolic hormones you will have in your body. This anabolic state will lead to further growth.