Many people tend to believe that bodybuilding is only for the XXL-sized people and for the people who like to be considered “freaks”. That’s quite a misconception about this sport, which unfortunately is being promoted by lots of magazines. Not every bodybuilder weighs more than 220 lbs/100 kg as well as not every female that practices bodybuilding is stronger that most of the guys.
Bodybuilding is, more than all, a way of life. It’s something that teaches people how to eat better, how to be healthier and how to get the body they’ve always dreamed of. Even though people tend to keep in mind only the “freakish” examples, such as the pro IFBB bodybuilders, most of the natural bodybuilders are pretty much normal people. The main difference between them and the rest of the world is the fact that they don’t have that much fat and that their muscles are quite developed.
As for the pro IFBB bodybuilders, they look like that because this sport is the only thing they do for living. They eat, eat, eat, train, sleep, eat again and sleep again. Over and over and over gain. It’s quite a boring routine, as most of these guys don’t afford to lose a night, to eat sweets or to miss a workout.
Luckily, 99,99% of the bodybuilders are not like this. They eat normally – maybe a little bit healthier, act normally and can afford to lose a night from time to time with their friends.
If we had to make a top of the 3 most important reasons why people should go to their local gyms and start the bodybuilding workouts, here is what it would look like:
1. Because bodybuilding is the easiest way to get rid of the fat tissue. It’s been known for a while that a body with a low bodyfat percentage is a better (natural) fat burner that one with large quantities of fat tissue. Therefore, the leaner people get, the easier is for them to maintained the ripped aspect;
2. Because bodybuilding can increase the natural testosterone production, fact that can only lead to an increased self confidence, bigger muscles and also increased sexual performances;
3. Because every gym is a place where people can meet and become friends. Although this sport is an individual sport, this doesn’t mean that people can not become friends while practicing together bodybuilding workouts.