What are the Basics of Bodybuilding
The basics of bodybuilding is progressive resistance which is now a proven physiological effect that comes from lifting a progressively heavier weight. One does not need to be a rocket scientist to know that if you can lift a weight once you will gain more muscle if you can lift the same weight ten times.
The muscles get bigger because our bodies are built to survive and our system automatically adapts to the stress that we put it under the same way that our bodies start to get fitter. We get fit by stressing our cardiovascular capacity more than it was used to when we last went for a walk or a run.
But if you are starting bodybuilding and lifting weights for the first time in your life then you also need to know that any muscle building or protein synthesis will ONLY occur when there are getting the correct macro and micronutrients available in order to repair the damage that has been done in the workout.
Your workouts are designed to stress your body so that it can get stronger and many of the top professional bodybuilders will tell you that muscles are built in the kitchen and not the gym. If we consider the fact that muscles are broken down in the gym then these bodybuilders are absolutely correct.
Our bodies are only able to adapt to the stress of a strenuous workout from the rest, recuperation together with the correct nutrition. Bodybuilding is a learning curve that slowly reveals to you how and what your body responds best to when your objective is to build muscle.
Knowing which movements and which combination of different movements that should be done when training comes with time and practice. The same applies to learning how your body responds to the diet changes that you are making and what works best for you and your own specific somatotype.
Science has now proven conclusively that the best way to gain muscle is by training with a high intensity. Which means that you need to push yourself beyond your capabilities without EVER sacrificing your technique and your form that you use to do the movement with.