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Weight loss and Bodybuilding

Weight loss is a vital part of bodybuilding

Weight loss and bodybuilding seem to be a weird combination but it is not. The two actually go hand in hand with each other and neither can be done correctly without the other.

Bodybuilding is a process of bulking and cutting (weight loss) in order to achieve that perfect combination of muscles and curves in the right places.  On the other hand weight loss without some sort of bodybuilding (exercising) leaves you weighing less but with curves and bumps in the wrong places.

“You cant have one without the other”.

To emphasize this fact you can search any bodybuilding website and one of the main topics will be concerning correct diet. Likewise you can search the weight loss forums and you will see that exercise plays a major role in weight loss.

Misconceptions about bodybuilding

One of the major misconceptions about bodybuilding is that you use it to get big. This is obviously a major concern for women but it is purely a misconception. When you do bodybuilding you are creating a toned and muscled body. How much muscle you wish to create is totally up to you.

Bodybuilding is not always about being big - it is about creating the perfect build for you.

I like to refer to bodybuilding as body sculpting. You are creating a perfect build for yourself and for your needs. If you want to go big you can go big but most participants are not worried about being big – they want to look good and will do anything necessary to achieve the look that they desire..

Bodybuilding is in reality body sculpting. You create your own masterpiece.

Body sculpting is a form of art  where you create a masterpiece. The subject is of course yourself and the tools are weight loss and exercise combined with a suitable diet.

Misconceptions about weight loss

The number one misconception about weight loss is that if you just lose a couple of pounds you will look great. Let me say that you may look better in clothes that hide the flaws but how good do you look when nude?

Weight loss without supporting exercise can result in you losing muscle while still having a high body fat percentage. When using a lot of the popular diets your body goes into a catabolic state where it breaks down muscle for it’s energy needs. Your metabolism slows down and despite losing weight you begin to feel sluggish. As soon as you stop dieting the weight returns fast and furious.

Dieting without some form of exercise damages your metabolism and as a result you will always experience the famous weight loss yoyo whereby you lose 5 pounds and then gain 7 pounds.

In order to effectively lose weight you need to rev up your metabolism and get your body into an anabolic state so that your body continuously burns fat and not muscle. Building new muscle is one of the major calorie burners in your body and so as you exercise your body becomes a fat burning machine. By converting fat stores in your body directly to muscle your weight might not change much on a scale but your body shape will be drastically altered.

The big difference between fat and muscle.

Muscle is far more dense than body fat. Someone who has a lot of muscle and weighs 150 pounds will appear a lot slimmer than someone else who weighs the same but has a high fat to muscle ratio.

Bodybuilding and weight loss supplements.

People often believe that using supplements for weight loss or for bodybuilding is cheating. If a doctor gives you a vitamin shot to boost your immune system you are fine with that. Supplements are merely products that boost some part of your system. Please note I am not referring to anabolic steroids which is a completely different subject altogether.

Using a supplement is merely using another tool in your body sculpting  process.  A supplement is used to help your body get the correct nutrition needed to perform how you wish it to perform. Bodybuilding supplements mainly help to boost nitrogen content to your muscle to encourage growth while weight loss supplements help your body to burn fat faster.

Using a supplement without some sort of exercise will seldom help your body to change in the way you want it to change. Even hard core steroids need exercise to activate them.

Conclusion.

While bodybuilding is now fairly common among men fewer women participate for fear of getting too big and manly.

Drop the term bodybuilding and replace it with body sculpting and then begin your journey to a healthy and perfect looking you.

CrazyBulk

 

 

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How good do you look nude

How comfortable are you when you are nude?

Do you feel confidant when you are totally nude?How good do you look when you are nude?

No, I am not trying to solicit nude emails or pictures. I wish to help you to get to a point where you are confident in your own body. No covering the mirror when you get out the shower.

Clothes are designed to conceal your private parts but they do a lot more than just protecting your modesty. Clothes not only cover your privates but also help to hide your faults and to highlight your best assets if worn correctly. I you consider the fact that some “women” (cross dressers) are able to completely hide the fact that they are actually men.

There is an old saying “Clothes make the man” (or woman). Likewise the saying “first impressions last” is also true so most people dress to impress.

This means that most people use clothes to hide their body faults and to accentuate their good aspects.

It is often said that a nudist colony is one of the most honest and open places you could find yourself in. The members have no body hang ups and are usually totally confident and unashamed of themselves. Body faults in themselves and others are on display for the world ( or other members) to see and it is a totally what you see is what you get society.

The question again is “How good do you look nude?” Alternatively I could ask about how confident are you when you are nude in front of yourself or others. If your answer is not “totally confident” then you probably could do with a bit of body sculpting so that you no longer need to hide yourself.

How to improve your body

Feeling comfortable with yourself in the nude is the first step to improving your self esteem. What do you see when you look in the mirror after your shower?

Fat! A lot of people tend to see themselves as being fat even when they are not.

The first thing to do is to check whether your thoughts about yourself are really justified. Take your measurements and weight yourself. Have a critical look at others and then relook at yourself as others would see you. Ask your close friends or partners what they think.

Do you need to lose some weight – if so take some action to lose the weight. Grab some good diet pills and start a diet to lose the excess weight.

Fat instead of muscle. If your weight is correct in relation to your height it may be that you are carrying fat instead of muscle.

You need to look at some good exercise routines to help convert the stored fat into muscle so that you shape up and look good. Just to clarify this point have a look at the image below.

The big difference between fat and muscle.

5 Pounds of fat and 5 pounds of muscle are totally different in size and will alter your appearance completely. You will weigh the same but look a million times better.

Using a great exercise routine combined with some bodybuilding supplements could help you to quickly convert the fat into muscle so that you are in shape and look good. No more hiding in dark rooms and not looking in mirrors.

Bodybuilding is for men and body sculpting is for women. Be proud of your body again.

CrazyBulk