Sufficient nutrition to fuel your body through the new demands it will have to meet is the very first thing you need to plan in your new bodybuilding career. The old two or three meals a day of whatever happens to be lying around will simply not cut it anymore. You’ll need to plan at least six highly nutritious meals a day from now on.
Workouts involve a lot of sweating so to keep your body hydrated drink anything between four and five liters of water everyday.
Tip #1: Choose Your Gym Carefully
Many of us tend to be lazy at this point and simply choose the gym that is either closest or cheapest. This can be a career killing mistake as long term success will depend in large part on choosing a gym that can provide us with a great trainer and all of the needed facilities. I can not stress enough the importance of finding a gym with a trainer who can motivate you based on your individual personality. Your membership dues will be your largest financial investment by far, so do not cut any corners when researching your investment.
Tip #2: Figure Out a Routine
Now that you have your new gym membership with a trainer who understands your goals, you will need to workout your long term workout plans with them. Take the trainer’s advice. After all, that’s what you are paying for. Also be sure to educate yourself by reading up on the types of exercise needed to obtain the results you want.
Tip #3: Watch Your Diet
Bodybuilding nutrition is a tightrope walk. On the one hand you want to eat much more than before in order to quickly put on more muscle mass. On the other hand you want to avoid getting fat. Luckily there are supplements available that allow you to eat more to fuel your muscles while simultaneously burning fat faster than before.
While shopping for the proper supplement, also be sure to find one that will meet your body’s increasing need for vitamins, minerals and protein.