Before getting into bodybuilding, the first step is to get into the gym on a consistent basis. Learn about the importance of an eating regimen or diet in bodybuilding with help from a professional bodybuilder in this free video on building muscles.
Hi, I'm Paul Vinson. I'm at Family Gym and Spa in Coronado, and we're going to be going over before and after you get into bodybuilding. Before you get into bodybuilding, you know, it's the hardest thing to do is get into a gym and getting on a consistent schedule. It's all about the training, so, what you want to do is you want to get yourself a gym that's accessible to you, that you feel comfortable in, and that has the equipment that you're going to need for the goals that you're going to set for yourself, once you get into to bodybuilding. Secondly, you're going to have to put yourself an eating regimen together. Now, I mean it's a regimen because you've got to really schedule your time for food, and when you're going to eat and when you're going to rest. So, make sure you put yourself, not so much a diet, don't be worrying about the diet just yet. We're worrying about putting some weight on. And so, what you want to do is make sure that you're eating small but many meals a day. You want to be eating six, seven meals a day, small meals, a lot of protein. Thirdly, is you want to get on a flexible schedule. No, excuses of why you couldn't make it to the gym. I mean, once you start making one excuse, then you add another one and then another one. Pretty soon, you stop going to the gym. Don't do that to yourself. Get on a schedule that's flexible for you, that you can get into the gym, either in the morning, afternoon, or at the night. Now, once you get into bodybuilding, and you're ready for a show, it's a whole new ballgame. Now you've got the size, you've got the muscle. It's about getting into shape, toning your body, and this is about the real term for bodybuilding, is building the body. So, here's what we're going to do. You're going to start off by chiseling. You're going to start lowering your reps. You're going to start working on your cardio, and you're going to start shaping the body, shaping the muscles, losing some of the water, getting vascular. And then you gotta start working on a routine, about posing. Because once you set yourself a goal, as far as what kind of, what show you're going to enter, you're going to put that on your calendar. And then what you're going to do is you're going to sets your sights where you need to be when you get to that point. So, what you gotta start working on is the posing part of it. Because, believe it or not, once you get into a show, that's about half of it. So, you're building the body, you're chiseling it, you're getting it into shape. Now, you're putting it to use. You're getting it into a posing routine, so that you show the muscles, you show the cuts, you show the vascularity, and the judges will judge you on those two things. And then thirdly, well you've got a tan, you've got to get the right skin tones. You know, that comes in to you know, putting, you're not tanning so much, but you know, they got these toners that you can buy in the store that you can just put this stuff on and shave the body down. And you want to make sure there's no hair because that covers up cuts and it doesn't show the definition near as much as if you just had a hairless body. So, you're going to work in the gym, you're going to chisel the body down, you're going to start posing and get your routine down, and then you're going to start getting the flesh colors out so you're looking nice and tan. Because it really shows the deep crevices and the separation of the muscles on the body.