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There are many reasons this sport is so beneficial.
Changes in appearance
First of all, the main goal of bodybuilding is adding muscle mass and creating a beautiful, strong and proportional body. But in order to achieve this, a person who has decided to change, will have to follow a number of rules.
Observing the rules will help you become more disciplined.
Scientists long ago proved the connection between a strong body and a strong mind.
Bodybuilders are very strong, not only externally, but also internally. All this is due to their lifestyle, which is required by this sport.
In the history of bodybuilding, you can find many examples where people began working out in basements, garages, and then became prominent figures in creativity, politics, and science.
For example, Arnold Schwarzenegger. This remarkable bodybuilder successfully competed in many activities. From the very beginning, he became the seven-time champion of the competition “Mr. Olympia”.
Do you think it was easy to win seven times? “Mr. Olympia” is still the highest title, in bodybuilding.
Then he mastered the acting profession and very successfully became the world star of the cinema. Arnold Schwarzenegger was a writer and television star. Then he became governor of the state of California, although he only became citizen of America in 1983!
As a result, thanks to his developed skills and habits in achieving his goals, he became a man for whom there are no barriers. He still appreciates his youth. In general, I must say that there are a lot of businessmen among bodybuilders.
So, bodybuilding will help you not only help you to become stronger and more attractive, but also more successful. Your confidence will increase with each new victory, whether it is an increase in the volume of the musculature, even by 1-2 centimeters or lifting with heavier weights.
After overcoming difficulties in lifting weights, it will then become a habit that you will enjoy throughout your life. Bodybuilding activities provide an opportunity to become more persistent, not afraid of difficulties and to achieve your goals.
This was a brief description of bodybuilding from a psychological point of view. Now let’s talk about physiological benefits.
Changes related to age
Bodybuilding is a dynamic sport that benefits both men and women at any age. In connection with the fact that the aging begins after 20-25 years, and after 30 the old age begins a capital offensive, the signs of aging do not make you wait long.
The level of physiological activity decreases, there are the first wrinkles on the face, depression of the digestion, oxygen assimilation falls by ten percent and continues to fall every decade. Because of this, it would be possible to give up.
At Taft University, they worked on this problem. During the research, they found out that permanent exercises with weights have a pronounced effect on rejuvenation. Simply speaking, bodybuilding inhibits the rate of decrease in metabolism. In particular, it is effective in combination with dietary fat restriction.
Elderly people (60-96 years old) participating in the experiment, added an average of 15% of muscle mass, and their strength increased by 180-200%!
Improvement and strengthening of the cardiovascular system
There are many opinions about the influence bodybuilding exerts on the cardiovascular system. Some argue that engaging in this sport adversely affects the heart and the entire circulatory system. And to some extent this is true, but only concerns athletes who violate the rules of bodybuilding.
These include not letting the body restore itself, holding their breath while exercising, and eating incorrectly.
With age, the activity of small peripheral capillaries fades, which leads to heart problem. But the heart muscle trains during bodybuilding sessions and the vessel walls become more elastic, so the small capillaries recover. The level of cholesterol in the vessels decreases, and as a rule, blood pressure of bodybuilders is normal until old age.
Bodybuilding is one of the best ways to fight being overweight.
Undoubtedly, bodybuilding accelerates metabolic processes in the body, which leads to accelerated burning of fats. Engaged in strength training, athletes force the body to quickly absorb nutrients. And the priority in the distribution of substances is given to the muscles, which leads to their accelerated growth.
Adipose tissue, in this situation, does not receive nutrients and accordingly not only does not accumulate in the body, but it also burns what has accumulated over the years of life. All this is certainly possible with a sports diet. To overeat in any case is not necessary.
In the end, the benefit of bodybuilding is that you become:
- strong in spirit.
- strong body.