There are many old stereotypes linked to bodybuilding, such as making you slow, your muscles turn into fats once you stopped working out, and having so many muscles will make you inflexible, or bodybuilders are steroid junkies. But steroids do play a role in the world of bodybuilding. A lot of bodybuilders have been using steroids to enhance their performance. And many studies have found a lot of negative side effects one can get from steroids. Fortunately, there is an alternative performance-enhancing drug called selective androgen receptor modulator or SARMs,.
After Workout Burn
After a workout, your body continues to burn calories. And when you incorporate weight lifting on your work out, your body will carry on burning calories up to 36 hours. This is because lifting weights boosts your metabolism. Even after finishing your workout, you are still getting the benefits.
Being physically active, strengthens your bones. Studies show that weight resistance training increases bone density.
Boost Lean Muscle Mass
Doing cardio exercises helps you lose weight, but with lifting weights, it does not only boost your metabolism to lose weight, but it also transforms the shape of your body. Your body becomes stronger and leaner.
Weight training improves your heart’s health. It improves cardiovascular function, blood pressure, mobility, and endurance. According to the Clinical Cardiology journal, when you do weight training three times a week, it is proven to reduce the risk of chronic disease and heart conditions.
Improve One’s Mental Health
Bodybuilding can help with our mental health as it helps reduces stress, anxiety, and depression. It could also help boost your self-confidence. As you will develop a positive self-image, because as you weight train, and progress on your journey of bodybuilding, you’ll feel good about yourself, and you will see the positive effects it has on your body, aesthetically.
Bodybuilding will make you particular about what you eat as this is essential. You will develop healthy eating habits, and would be more specific on the nutrients your meal will give you.
Negative stereotypes should not stop anyone from pursuing their passion. If you want to start your bodybuilding journey, you should focus on the benefits it can give and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. However, before you begin, it is important to do a lot of research yourself and consult with professionals.