Bodybuilding Myths – Separating Fact From Fiction

Trends in the fitness world are in a constant state of ebb and flow. Just in the past five decades, fitness trends have gone from bodybuilding with Jack Lalanne (in the ’60s), to jogging (in the ’70s), to aerobics (in the ’80s), to body sculpting in the 90s. Today’s fitness trends are a combination of the old and the new-combining these past favorites to develop a totally new fitness style (strength training with aerobics). But these ever-changing fitness trends have caused much confusion (and many myths) about which forms of exercises are optimal for obtaining ultimate fitness. This confusion is particularly evident in the amount, and nature, of the bodybuilding myths that have been propagated over the years.

The Origins of Bodybuilding Myths

Bodybuilding is a fitness arena wherein many “experts” routinely spar in an effort to draw adherents to their programs and money to their pockets. To that end, thousands of books, videotapes, and infomercials about bodybuilding have flooded the market over the years, much of which offers conflicting information. Consequently, a fair number of bodybuilding myths have emerged over the years.

But while mythological figures like Hercules may be archetypes that many bodybuilders strive to emulate, in the real life world of bodybuilding, there is no room for mythology. Here we will attempt to debunk some of the more pervasive bodybuilding myths and along the way attempt to separate factBulking Sarms Cycle from fiction.

1. The Right Program Brings Immediate Results

Building muscle is a gradual process. Despite much-publicized merchandising claims to the contrary, there are no miracle supplements or machines that will bring immediate results.

Rather, if one wants to achieve bodybuilding success, one should develop realistic expectations, say experts. For example, if the goal is to gain muscle mass, start with the simple goal of gaining just one pound a week. If the goal is weight loss, do not expect to lose more than two pounds of fat per week (otherwise, what is lost is likely to be muscle as well as fat).

Though these realistic expectations may seem to be ponderously slow for those who wis to see immediate results, experts say that they work to change the body’s composition and that such change does not-and cannot-occur overnight.

The important quality to have, say experts, is that of dedication and commitment. Expect to see the ch