If you’re looking at getting into shape, losing weight isn’t always just enough. While we love to see the number on the scale go down, there is more to the world of fitness. And, more importantly, there is much more our personal trainers can provide than just weight loss training. We can also help you with bodybuilding training.
WHAT IS BODYBUILDING?
Bodybuilding is exactly what the name implies: building up your body. You need to strengthen your muscles to increase your performance. Did you know that when your body is made up of more muscle than fat, you actually have a faster metabolism? That means you burn through calories faster than some others. And that’s only one of the many benefits that bodybuilding can provide. It can also:
- Decrease your risk of coronary heart disease.
- Increase your flexibility and joint health.
- Lessen the effects of stress and anxiety, along with many other mental health problems.
But how exactly does it work? If regular aerobic and cardio exercises only burn fat, how do you build up muscle? Bodybuilding exercises are specifically designed to target your muscles and wear them out, actually breaking them down. If that sounds insane, don’t worry. Working your muscles into complete exhaustion will trigger them to heal them themselves. And when they do, they’ll be stronger than before.
HOW DO BODYBUILDING SUPPLEMENTS WORK?
If you’ve already done some research on bodybuilding, you may have come across the topic of supplements? What exactly are they and what are their purpose? This can be a long discussion and not all bodybuilders agree on how well they work or if you should even take them. But this is a basic rundown that will get you in the loop in no time.
Different bodybuilding supplements do different things and at varying degrees depending on how they affect the person taking them. Most come in pill form that you can take either before or after a workout and do everything from build up leaner muscle to assist muscles in healing faster after a tough workout. Here are just a few of the thousands of choices out there:
Everyone has creatine stored within their muscle tissue since it is a naturally occurring substance. But taking this recreated supplemental version boosts your natural levels and helps you not only repair muscle, but regrow it quicker. And if you decide to stop taking Creatine, you’ll return back to your natural levels within three to four weeks.
This is another naturally occurring substance, but this time it’s an amino acid. You can find in protein heavy foods such as poultry. How does this help you? It delays a buildup of hydrogen in your body during a workout, meaning your muscles won’t fatigue as quickly and you can stay in the gym longer.
Whey protein works along the same route as beta-alanine. Its purpose is to add more protein to your body faster than simply consuming chicken meal after chicken meal. You can take it in a pill form or as a protein shake, both before and after your workout, to boost your endurance.
Glutamine is another amino acid that is found in your bone muscle tissue, similar to creatine. When taken, it can reduce the speed muscle tissue breaks down during a particularly intense workout. This means you can do more for a longer period of time and get more results for your time. That’s a great benefit for any bodybuilder.
Supplement stores have popped up all over the country, especially with recent health and fitness crazes. You can find one near you or order supplements off the internet. It would be smart, however, to ask your bodybuilding personal trainer for their recommendations on which supplements to take or not to take and how much you should use. Every person, and body, requires different assistance in meeting your bodybuilding goals. Your coach will know exactly what you need to get the best results.
WHAT CAN A BODYBUILDING COACH DO FOR ME?
Some people think looking up bodybuilding exercises on the internet is enough to create the dream routine that will turn them into a pro. But that’s not exactly the case. If you are serious about pursuing this fitness path, a bodybuilding personal trainer may be exactly what you need.
Bodybuilding coaches don’t just know the right exercises. They go a step further and understand the science behind them. This can be extremely beneficial to you as a bodybuilding coach can analyze your goals and problem areas, and curate a specialized routine just for you. What does this mean? You won’t be working a one size sort of fits all routine. You’ll be using a plan with you in mind that is more likely to work the areas you need worked and yield better results than you can get on your own.
More importantly, a bodybuilding personal trainer will help you avoid the common pitfalls of bodybuilding. How to websites are quick to tell you what to do, but not what not to do. It’s easy to overwork a muscle, strain it, or not allow yourself the right amount of rest between sessions. All of these can not only undo the work you’ve already done, but cause extreme damage to your body that can have lasting effects.
WHERE CAN I FIND A BODYBUILDING PERSONAL TRAINER NEAR ME?
Trusting your health and wellness to another person is not a task to take lightly. Especially since personal trainers are not a government regulated profession. That means just about anyone can become a personal trainer!
Luckily for you, Personal Trainer Las Vegas only works with the most qualified and knowledgeable trainers. We pair you with the right trainer to meet your specific bodybuilding needs, so you get the fine tuned experience you can’t get on your own at the gym.
If you’re ready to work your way to the best you that you can be, give us a call today. We look forward to working with you and achieving your fitness goals in no time.