Bodybuilding Tips for Men

Effective bodybuilding is possible if one follows proper methods and instructions. Here are some bodybuilding workout and diet tips for men.
FitnessVigil Staff
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2018
A well built body is one of the greatest assets of a man. If you too wish to have a well chiseled body, you should lose weight and go for bodybuilding. If you are a beginner, then you definitely should go through the following tips before beginning your regimen. These are the basic tips that should be followed by bodybuilders in order to reach their goal.
Natural Bodybuilding Tips and Techniques
Losing weight is necessary before going for muscle building activity. Therefore, if you are obese or overweight, you need to first reduce weight by following a weight loss program. Bodybuilding should be undertaken only at the gym under the supervision of a certified trainer. The nutritionist will help you chalk out a diet plan that you need to follow regularly.
Diet Tips
  • You need to consume the required amounts of calories. You will require a healthy high calorie diet if you are working out extensively.
  • Your diet should be high in protein as it is required for building muscles. But at the same time, you also need to include good amounts of carbohydrates and minute amounts of fats to gain energy.
  • All fatty and junk food should be completely excluded from the diet since it contains excess fats and cholesterol which leads to weight gain.
  • It is essential to keep the body hydrated, and hence, one should drink sufficient amounts of water. Alcohol should be cut down from the diet as it leads to dehydration and weight gain.
  • Proteins in different forms like protein shakes, protein drinks, eggs, pulses, fish, etc., should be consumed post workout. There are also several brands of muscle building supplements for men that can be used on consulting your nutritionist.
Exercise Tips
  • One should have a specific exercise pattern and not try out different (all) exercises, weight training methods at the same time, as it can lead to injury.
  • Cardiovascular exercises, strength training, lifting weight, etc., all three are essential if you wish to build muscles. Bodybuilding workouts usually last for 40-60 minutes every day.
  • Bodybuilding workouts should be divided into different sets and done alternately. This way, workout doesn't get boring and monotonous. Your instructor will inform you about the same.
  • A warm up or stretching should be done at the beginning of the workout and NEVER at the end. This way, your body becomes flexible, and hence, it is easier to carry out further workouts.
  • If you experience pain or discomfort of any kind while performing any of the workouts, you should inform the trainer immediately, stop the workout, and take proper treatment. Ignoring the pain can aggravate the condition.
Lastly, along with these diet and exercise tips, you should also remember that sleep or rest (for a complete day) and motivation is equally important to succeed in building muscles effectively.
Disclaimer: This FitnessVigil article is for informative purposes only. It is recommended to consult a trainer for personalized consultation and advice.