How To Start Bodybuilding For Beginners
Let me ask you…
Have you packed on at least a good 15-25 pounds of clean, muscular body weight since you began your muscle building program?
Are you moving poundage’s on your squat, deadlift, bench press, row (and every other major compound exercise) that all feel substantially heavy for your body?
Have you added at least a couple of inches or more to all of your major muscle groups?
Are your clothes fitting significantly tighter? Are your friends and family noticing measurable changes in your physique? Are you generally beginning to gain a reputation as a muscular guy that people aspire to look like?
If you didn’t easily answer “yes” to all of the questions I just outlined above, then worrying about the smaller details of your physique is quite simply a waste of time at this point.
As a well known muscle building author, I receive all sorts of emails every single day from aspiring natural bodybuilders around the world.
They’ll ask me questions such as…
“What can I do to target my inner chest?”
“Which exercise is best to build up the lower biceps?”
“My rear delts are lagging behind my front delts. What should I do?”
If you’re still in your bodybuilding “youth” and don’t already have a considerable amount of muscle mass to show for your efforts, I would strongly suggest taking these types of questions and eliminating them from your mind until you do.
It’s because diverting your focus onto these small and trivial issues will only serve to distract you from the most important and immediate task at hand.
And what is the most important and immediate task a hand?
It is to pack as much raw muscle size and strength onto your frame as humanly possible!
That’s right; forget about the nitty-gritty details of whether your biceps match your triceps or whether your chest is on par with your back. These are issues that you can worry about later on, but until you’ve thickened up your entire body as a whole to a significant degree, it’s simply not worth worrying about.
If you’re still a beginner and have been training consistently for less than a year, then stop obsessing over the details. Instead, place all of your focus on the most basic and obvious issues at hand…
Get yourself onto a sensible, rational weight training schedule and stick to it religiously.
Write down every single workout that you perform and place every ounce of energy you can muster on adding as much weight to the bar on a consistent basis as you possibly can.
Grind out all of the biggest, most difficult compound exercises and blast through those discomfort zones with passion and intensity.
Get yourself into the kitchen and pack in at least 5 or 6 properly balanced muscle building meals every day of the week, every week of the month and every month of the year.
Drink your water, get your rest and take your supplements whenever necessary.
In other words: PAY YOUR DUES FIRST!
If you’re in this for the long haul (and you should be, as there are no temporary fixes to be had here), then get yourself on to the most efficient path possible. And the most efficient path possible is the one that focuses on the fundamentals first and the details later.
This is the mentality you need to bring to your bodybuilding program. Just as you wouldn’t attempt a complex guitar solo without learning basic chord shapes first, you also should not attempt to fine-tune and balance out your physique until you have a considerable amount of foundational muscle to work with first.
Building muscle is not rocket-science, but it is a task that requires consistent willpower and determination. And until you’ve been “in the trenches” and have earned yourself an impressive and muscular body…
Stop over-analyzing… Stop obsessing… Stop spreading out your focus onto every single minute issue that pops up…