Thursday, March 6, 2008

Body building supplements - Why, What & When

If you are below a year of training, then please don't consider supplements, it is not going to give you that body you see on TV. The initial years of your training should be mostly around wholesome foods.

Eat lots of the following but thats what works.
1. Eggs

2. Milk

3. Yogurt

4. Meat

5. Soya

6. What ever that has protein :)

Supplements are important, but not everything in bodybuilding. Surely they are no Magic Pills.

Order of usage of supplements should be somewhat sequential in this way:

1. Protein Powders

2. Multivitamins

3. BCAA

4. Post Workout Drinks - Recuperation (Creatine, Glutamine etc)

5. Pre Workout Drinks - Performance Enhancers (Creatine, Glutamine, NO, & so on)


This directly relates to its cost implications. To be honest, to shell down minimum of Rs 5 - 6K per month for a student is quite difficult on a monthly basis, at-least I couldn't afford it then. But that doesn't stop us from utilizing our money for a good diet. Trust me about 10 years back we were able to consume about 250gms of protein from natural wholesome diet.

1. Eggs - 25 Whites - about 90gms protein

2. Meat (Chicken/ Mutton/ veal/Beef/ Fish) - 400 gms - about 100 gms protein

3. Milk - 1 Liter - about 40 Gms protein

Vola, this is sufficient for a 100 kilo bodybuilder to make up for his diet. And this would cost per day about

Eggs: 25 eggs @ 50 RS400gms Veal @ 50 Rs1 Liter Milk @ 15 RSSo at about 3500RS all is done for 200gms of protein requirements. Then when you are about 2 years into body building and have gained solid base from lifting, supplements help to go beyond.

Supplements are really handy when you are working, at-least you guys don't have to carry egg white in bottles, we used to do that ;)

Train Hard, Hog well & Rest, these are the best training years of your life, enjoy them & happy growing.

Underground Mass Body Building Secrets!

It never fails to amaze me that so many beginning and intermediate body builders I meet in the gym, as well meaning and dedicated as they may be, are for the most part spinning their wheels. The key to becoming bigger, in their minds anyway, seems to be some "magical" combination of just the right supplements...

"If I stack creatine with glutamine, and take tribulis with that new No2 "vasoldilator" and Methoxy 7, will I get big fast?"

The answer, I try to explain, is that real growth is tied in an intrinsic fashion to 3 very important things -- training, nutrition, and rest. There's no doubt that some select supplements can play an important role in the development of a bigger physique, but without a good basis in the above mentioned 3 foundational elements, they serve little purpose other than to lighten your wallet.

The thing is...
A little knowledge, a good program, and good dose of dedication can make your body building progress in leaps and bounds.. and ensure the time you do spend in the gym helps you move ahead, and keeps you from "spinning your wheels". In short, body building is a lot more than trial and error, or getting to the gym 4 times a week -- it's planning and execution. I don't need to tell you that without a plan, you can't execute, right?

And that's where James Jordan's new Underground BodyBuilding Secrets body building program comes in...

James is a personal trainer, who' s been involved in managing the Gold's gym in Calgary, Alberta, as well as designing all the training programs for the franchise (he's also trained 1,000's of clients himself personally). It's not surprising, therefore, that he really knows his stuff...

Body building for a beginner

For a beginner, I would suggest that you workout 3 days per week or every other day. By doing this you will give your body plenty of time for recuperation and muscle growth. Muscles do not grow while you are working out; they grow while you are resting. Working out will stress and damage the muscles slightly. Then your body reacts by building up the muscles in order to handle the extra work and stress. So by gradually increasing the workload you put on your muscles your body will become bigger and stronger.

Once you workout you have to give your body time to repair and build the muscles through rest. Then you repeat the process of working out and rest. A common mistake that people make is thinking that they will get better results if they workout for several hours everyday. This is not true because what happens is the muscles get stressed and damaged but they don’t get a chance to recover and build up. This is what is called “over training”. When you over train your body can’t build muscle and you may even lose some of the muscle you have now.

Tips on bodybuilding

Tips on bodybuilding

1: This is probably the most basic of all bodybuilding tips but it's one that a lot of body building enthusiasts don't seem to "get". Wear the proper clothing. Your clothing in the gym must allow you to move freely and safely.
But the biggest problem is the fact that so many male body builders do not cover up. Why should everyone else in the gym have to smell your armpits during their workout? Do not wear a muscle shirt of any type. At the very least wear a T-shirt.


Body building tips - 2: You must drink water regularly - before, during and after each exercise session. This is also true for any day of the week. It's a good habit to get into.

Body building tips - 3: Make sure you use proper lifting technique on every rep of every exercise. Using incorrect technique or lifting form can at the very least prevent you from making any positive progress, but you can also pull or tear muscles, damage tendons and ligaments, break bones and worse.

Your arms, legs etc. are only meant to move in certain ways and directions so watch what you're doing.