All You Need To Know About Cautionary Approach For Body Building.

After the advent of the bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger, gym culture grew all over the world. A correct approach is needed to get benefits of body building.

Today’s youths copy the film actors and keep their physique appearance to be attractive and strong. They go to the gym for the workout and use the machines to assist them in preparing a strong looking body. They exercise much and feel happier by making the muscles solid and healthy. But some of them who suffered much at the body building summarize by saying that their GYM transforms later on and give them pain as a GIN.

My son is fond of going to gym. His body is very attractive but has become stiff that all the suppleness or the elasticity of the body has disappeared. Gym addicts mostly get spine problems in later life. Diseases such as sciatica, slip disc, and cervical troubles because they lift weights during the workouts. When the regularity is over they start getting the said pains. Not much of attention gets paid to the breathing system during the workouts; breathing problems creep in. Later in life, if they are asked to lift some weight, they become breathless pretty soon.


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The bodybuilders are asked to have heavy doses of protein based stuff, and other foods which maketh body overblown and their appetite increases substantially. Bodybuilders use unnatural steroids to build their bodies. They are unable to keep up with a healthy lifestyle; as their only obsession is to enhance the looks and muscles of the body.

Their tolerance and endurance level suffer and something goes wrong with them and start getting annoyed soon. Their pride and spirit of righteousness go haywire. They are too proud of their bodies but usually get offended pretty soon and argue unnecessarily for no reason. If they are asked to sit for a yoga class, they cannot do the simple postures. They cannot make the Padmasana (lotus pose) as their body becomes stiff. The gym exercises later on take the toll on the health as they reduce the waist circumference. The gym experience makes them a victim of their own doing.

It would not be wrong to say here that going to gym spoils their bodies. It would be better to either get involved in Laughter Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga and maintain their body healthily and stay powerful. It would be better to have a flexible and healthy rather than have an attractive physique and stiff body.

Nearly everybody knows or has heard of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the famed bodybuilder and later on the Governor California to have undergone many physical sufferings for body he built. Very often, he was seen walking with crutches.

Physical Benefits Of Body Building

The main physical benefit brought about by training is an improvement in body composition. Regular exercise can help you manage your weight by burning fat, which lowers your risk of diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, notes. Weight training in particular aids in fat loss as well as the preservation of lean muscle; it also helps to strengthen bones and joints, which lowers your risk of injury, and may help you to avoid degenerative conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis.

Mental Benefits

Exercising in a group or frequenting a commercial gym can give you new opportunities in your social life, because you get to interact with more like-minded people. The physical benefits of training, particularly losing weight and increasing muscle mass, may also affect you mentally. Study results published in 1997 in the medical journal “Applied Human Science” concluded that subjects who partook in regular training experienced lower anxiety levels and improved mood and confidence. Via

Physical Negatives

One of the main risks of bodybuilding training is injury. Whether you’re doing cardiovascular exercise, weight training or any other type of activity, if you train with poor form or when you get fatigued, you run the risk of becoming injured. Training too much and resting too little can result in overtraining syndrome, which can cause fatigue, illness and a drop in performance, according the Brian Mac Sports Coach website. To make sure, you avoid this, get adequate rest, and take a day or two off if you are feeling particularly fatigued.

Mental Negatives

It is possible to become obsessed with training and to let it take over your life. While it is great to regularly exercise and have training-related goals, you need to balance this with your social and work life. When it comes to training, focus on quality over quantity, and make sure that you make progress in your training — but not at the expense of your other commitments.Via

Steroid use

Schwarzenegger has admitted to using performance-enhancing anabolic steroids while they were legal, writing in 1977 “steroids were helpful to me in maintaining muscle size while on a strict diet in preparation for a contest. I did not use them for muscle growth, but rather for muscle maintenance when cutting up.” He has called the drugs “tissue building.” Via 

In 1999, Schwarzenegger sued Dr. Willi Heepe, a German doctor who publicly predicted his early death on the basis of a link between his steroid use and his later heart problems. As the doctor had never examined him personally, Schwarzenegger collected a US$10,000 libel judgment against him in a German court. In 1999, Schwarzenegger also sued and settled with The Globe, a U.S. tabloid which had made similar predictions about the bodybuilder’s future health.Via 

Anabolic steroids, technically known as anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), are drugs structurally related to the cyclic steroid ring system and have similar effects to testosterone in the body. They increase protein within cells, especially in skeletal muscles. Anabolic steroids also have androgenic and virilizing properties. That is, including the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics such as the growth of the vocal cords, testicles (primary sexual characteristics) and body hair (secondary sexual characteristics). The word anabolic comes from the Greek ἀναβολή anabole, “that which gets thrown up, mound”. And the word androgenic from the Greek ἀνδρός Andros, “of a man” + -γενής -genes, “born”. Via 

Anabolic steroids got first made in the 1930s and are now used therapeutically in medicine to stimulate muscle growth and appetite, induce male puberty and treat chronic wasting conditions, such as cancer and AIDS. The American College of Sports Medicine acknowledges that AAS, in the presence of adequate diet, can contribute to increases in body weight. It further adds that often as lean mass increases and that the gains in muscular strength achieved through high-intensity exercise and proper diet get additionally increased by the use of AAS in some individuals.Via

Health risks get produced by long-term use or excessive doses of anabolic steroids. These effects include harmful changes in cholesterol levels (increased low-density lipoprotein and decreased high-density lipoprotein), acne, high blood pressure, liver damage (mainly with oral steroids). And dangerous changes in the structure of the left ventricle of the heart. Anabolic steroids may also cause conditions pertaining to hormonal imbalances such as gynecomastia and testicular size reduction.Via

Ergogenic uses for anabolic steroids in sports, racing, and bodybuilding as performance-enhancing drugs are controversial because of their adverse effects, and the potential to gain unfair advantage is considered cheating. Their use is referred to as doping and banned by all major sporting bodies. For many years, AAS have been by far the most detected doping substances in IOC-accredited laboratories. In countries where AAS are controlled substances, there is often a black market in which smuggled, clandestinely manufactured or even counterfeit drugs are sold to users. Via 



Former Sailing Sea Captain at V.Ships, Miami, FL, USA (retired in 2009). Studied BA (Sophomore) at The Principia, now lives in Jaipur, India

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