6 Bodybuilding Rules You may want to Break


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If you’re not mentally ready when you walk into the gym, take five minutes to get ready or you’ll waste your time and energy. 9 / Shorter Rest Periods Aren’t Necessarily Better. There’s a huge trend toward on taking the shortest rest between sets, but I say you may need to make them longer. Breaking the Bodybuilding Rules It certainly is not difficult to live a well-balanced life while pursuing fitness goals. Working hard in the gym may be the highlight of the day, but living a life that is fun, balanced, loose and enjoyable should come easier with less stress than the final rep.

What we did: Stack every supplement you could find in your diet, because all bodybuilding “experts” say this. The supplements would only help you. What we should do: Most supplements in the market are either ineffective or redundant; some might actually be harmful.

You need a bare minimum of supplements to get the best results. If you change your competition suit from prejudging to finals and the judges deem it not to conform to the rules you will be directed to leave the stage. No Exceptions. Competitors are not permitted to alter the fit of the posing suit by hiking it up in the back or by pulling up the sides at any time while posing on stage.

If you want your muscles to grow, you need to give them time to recover from workouts. ZMA is one of the leading supplements for overnight muscle repair and recovery. A combination of zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B-6, ZMA is best taken before you go to bed. The Only Rules You Should Break In The Gym, You Won’t Believe Number 3. As cliché as it might sound, the rules are meant to be broken. The gym isn’t one of the safest places to be in so you need to be careful about the rules you’re going to be challenging.

Mesomorphs, or naturally muscular and lean people, fare well by performing the routine in the following manner: Day 1-Workout (A), Day 2-Rest, Day 3-Workout (B), Day 4-Rest, Day 5-Workout (C), Day 6-Start cycle again with Workout (A). With this sequence, each body part is trained once every five days. 16/8 intermittent fasting is a popular diet because it’s easy to follow, flexible and sustainable in the long term. It’s also convenient, as it can cut down on the amount of time and money you.

Break the rule: Adopt a two steps forward, one step back approach to training. After going full throttle for several weeks you may need to let your body “catch up” regarding recovery. Your central nervous system will be taking a beating and may need a break as well.

Plateau-Breaking Advanced Bodybuilding Training Techniques 1) Forced Reps. Once muscular failure (the point in which performing another repetition in good form becomes impossible) is reached, have your partner gently put his hands under the bar and give only enough assistance to enable you to keep the bar moving slowly and steadily.

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In the space of just two weeks, I could cover the three federations that controlled all the bodybuilding competitions.

“Total Recall” by Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Bodybuilding does have some do’s and don’ts of its own, though, and we’ll take a closer look at those as well.

“Winning Bodybuilding: A complete do-it-yourself program for beginning, intermediate, and advanced bodybuilders by Mr. Olympia” by Franco Columbu
from Winning Bodybuilding: A complete do-it-yourself program for beginning, intermediate, and advanced bodybuilders by Mr. Olympia
by Franco Columbu
Creators Publishing,

Someone could have an outstanding comprehension of a bodybuilding diet and a background in nutrition but not have the work ethic and desire to put it into practice.

“Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness” by Robert Cheeke
from Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness
by Robert Cheeke
Book Publishing Company, 2011

“Bodybuilding: The Complete Contest Preparation Handbook is carefully researched, clearly written, and extremely thorough.

“Bodybuilding: The Complete Contest Preparation Handbook” by Peter J. Fitschen, Cliff Wilson
from Bodybuilding: The Complete Contest Preparation Handbook
by Peter J. Fitschen, Cliff Wilson
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2019

These people are great examples of what bodybuilding can do because, instead of looking for shortcuts and drugs to make them champions, they stayed with the basic concept of training hard and concentrating on healthful practices.

“Franco Columbu’s Complete Book of Bodybuilding” by Franco Columbu
from Franco Columbu’s Complete Book of Bodybuilding
by Franco Columbu
Creators Publishing, 2017

But along with hard training and a good mental attitude, nutritional knowledge and excellence is the third factor that most determines success in bodybuilding.

“The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis” by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins
from The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis
by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins
Simon & Schuster, 2012

There are several basic rules that should be followed by natural bodybuilders to avoid excessive muscle loss during a pre-contest diet.

“The Ketogenic Diet: A Complete Guide for the Dieter and Practitioner” by Lyle McDonald, Elzi Volk
from The Ketogenic Diet: A Complete Guide for the Dieter and Practitioner
by Lyle McDonald, Elzi Volk
Lyle McDonald, 1998

Today, bodybuilding is about nothing less than the establishment of a new aesthetic of embodiment.

“Encyclopedia of American Folklife” by Simon J Bronner
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by Simon J Bronner
Taylor & Francis, 2015

To win a bodybuilding contest, drug-free or not, a bodybuilder must be ripped and fat-free, and the diet determines conditioning on contest day.

“Natural Bodybuilding” by John Hansen
from Natural Bodybuilding
by John Hansen
Human Kinetics, 2005

There is no room for understatement in bodybuilding, no room for depth where surface rules’ (Klein 1993: 3).

“The Subcultures Reader” by Ken Gelder
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by Ken Gelder
Routledge, 2005

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  • i’m new in GYM i work out at home, can anyone tell me how many day should i workout in a week? i’m skinny and my tummy is huge lol, i’m taking serious mass, it this ok?

  • Gyms are closed in my city due to covid-19.
    All I have 9s 2 dumbells with swappable weights but I’m doing what i can. I have no bench. Fuck I miss the gym

  • My classmates laughed when I told them I would burn off fat with Atomic Fat Loss, but then they saw the results. Go google Atomic Fat Loss to see their reaction. (It was epic!)

  • Wow! Why have i not made this search earlier so I could find you! Thanks for clear and good instructions. One question, isn’t it best to be warmed up and maybe a little self massaged prior to these movements, or is it ok to do it “cold”? Thanks, David, Sweden.

  • Sound Wisdom! Thank you James!

    What work out plan could I do if I only have 4 days to train M _T? its hard to hit the whole body in such a short time no and still get gains?

  • So I have a question I’ve been cracking my back and neck a lot And began To get cramps even when I wasn’t working out or doing anything so I searched up on Google if u can get cramps from cracking ur neck or back and it said yes so I tried stopping but I can’t stop cracking my neck and back and keep getting cramps, is that true and is there a way to fix that

  • Thank you for the video. Been hitting the gym hard for 4 years and got decently strong for a regular guy. But I still look/feel like garbage. Doctor tested me and I have the testosterone level of the average 80 year old woman, lol.

  • Good concise information, especially for a beginner. And nice to see a bodybuilder from here in the uk (guessing by the accent) most on YouTube are from America.

    To help with insulin resistance, it’s good to try spiking insulin 4hrs apart (or retrograde potatoes, rice etc by cooking and storing in the fridge for 24hrs at 4°c or less) white rice starch absorbing can be slowed to 3 hours.

  • Great video, you seem like a very down to earth sound lad full of information as opposed to being full of yourself. Thank you for the video

  • As a beginner, I actually use an EAA/BCAA drink during my workout just for the electrolytes. Since I lift after work, I’ve noticed a huge difference utilizing an electrolyte powder of some sort during many of my sessions.

  • My question would be, what sort of food do you eat that you don’t get tired of in a quick month, eating day after day? Chicken coming out of my ears.

  • No BS… good and condensed info. Thank you! You mentioned 4 to 6 liters of water…would you say there is such a thing as too much water? I drink when I’m thirsty and when I working that is probably more than 6L per day. I guess I’m asking is there a downside to drinking more?

  • Would love to know diet and training pattern thoughts on combing cycling and running with bodybuilding. I see more and more guys introducing this like Ross Edgely. Love how you come across would be super keen to see how you would express the cross over in a discussion.

  • I have watched quite a few of these break downs ( picking up the gym again after 10 years) but yours is very easy to follow, you’re not trying to sell something overall Great vid! Thanks -Subbed

  • Good discussion, and very informative. The background sound track is quite distracting and takes away from the video. Something a little less intrusive or more variety would make it a much easier listen! Cheers mate!

  • Big muscles, little balls and erectile dysfunction ( with steroids.) Now that’s a sacrifice. Glad none of these dedicated hulks are mine. I thought men would do anything to protect their stuff. Evidently not. These guys work so hard to get like this,, immense (no pun intended) dedication, and yet, for me as an ordinary woman I am so turned off by them. They seem muscle locked, disproportionate. Almost deformed.. But I give them credit for the dedication it must take. And, if they feel good about it, who the heck am I to cast the first stone.

  • Am I too late to try body building at 30 years old and currently obese? I’m 25st 5lbs. Would I still need to eat more than a “diet” if I want to build muscle while losing fat?

  • Very educational and sound advice for beginners. It’s so typical for bodybuilders/fitness influencers to recommend training the way that works for them this is of course understandable, but they often fail to take into account how the body reacts in the beginning when it’s new to the gym. Great video!

  • Bcaa’s are found readily in food, and if you get enough protien you should have no problem getting your bcaas. These suppliments are more of a money hole

  • Hi there, great vid! when you said 3 days per week, push / pull / legs, how much volume did you had in mind? i mean since its not that much frequency here, compared to a 5 day PPL, how much volume on big movements and accesory should we pack on these 3 days of PPL? Thank you

  • Training natty and enhanced are just two different worlds. Training almost every day with massive volume and heavy weight is the best way to start out if you’re natty. It’s basically the opposite to what you do if you’re enhanced. I think a lot of pros think it’s the same but they’ve often never trained for a long period of time natty. I can tell you, your body responds completely different to training once you hop on the sauce.

  • if you really are a beginner, forget about bro splits. train full body every time and try getting used to it. if you can train full body at least 2 times a week, you can move on to the next level and consider a bro split.

  • If i drank 4 litres of water a day I’d be pissing every 20 minutes… Im a 165pound small framed lean dude with about 2-3 years of muscle development

  • Holy shit I wasn’t making progress and I switched to 3 days a week (full body) and I couldn’t believe the immediate results. Tried it out on my own and hearing this is reassuring

  • I use olive oil,coconut oil,and avacado oil instead of butter,because I’m lactose,but it is recommended that even someone with lactose intolerant can safely consume the equivalent of a cup of milk a day,so if I should have some butter evvery now and then,then I will. I sometimes will even just take a tablespoon of coconut oil it’s got alot of benefits.

  • The first 2 minutes gets right down to the base of what is required. You can’t be stressed out, eating garbage, and lifting every day and actually progress in gains.

  • Did you know modern day bodybuilding is a deadly freak show? If you didn’t know that, well now you do… and that can save your life!

  • I was fairly fit guy for most of my adult life, but recent times completely let myself go, this vid is a great reminder of what really matters when I’m about to start get back to it, as opposed to so much conflicting and convoluted information over the internet.

  • The diet you described for a beginner was: 50 grams of carbs x4, 30 grams of protein x 4 and some olive oil. That’s literally around 1400 calories..

  • This isn’t good advice for beginners.. It’s GREAT advice!!! ������ So many great tips in one video no bullshit, just things that actually work and people can apply straight away! ��

    You did such a great job with this video man! ✌️ Much respect for doing this! ��

  • Who the hell wants a body like that, probably gonna die soon, and no use in older ages. just useless mass and weight, 99% of then are on some substance not natural, these types of bodies are not worth your life, strive to be fit not a monster

  • Good stuff. Im 38 now, struggling to put on muscle like I used to,, often feel bloated even when I dont eat too much,, any advice?

  • 18:20 Let me help you here. You’re touching on something alot of people don’t take into consideration when you talk about “You’re gonna feel the difficulty because you wouldn’t have recovered from the previous training session.” is the nervous stress that takes longer to recover than soft tissue stress. Such as legs and back, the CNS (Central Nervous System) needs to recover from the high stresses. When you overload the Nervous System, and it cant recover, you get injuries and lack of focus…
    But your information is spot on and most definitely applicable to amateurs and pros….

  • Good advice but that diet shit is bollocks haha. How can you get anything done when you are eating 4 time a day lol. Whatever works for you I guess lol.

  • One of the VERY BEST TRUE Informative video on the NET, all beginners need this as the AIR they breath. Thank you a lot, watching you ever since. Regards and best of luck always.

  • Question about old school training: The bodybuilding diet was very high in protein and low in carbs. How were they able to gain muscle with hardly any carbs?

  • Sooooooo if your diabetic and carbs are a no-no, what should you replace the carbs with?? Cause 70g of carbs will shoot your sugar level pretty high

  • This is an awesome informative video, a real breakdown on meals (what to eat or specific protein choices ) would be awesome and a little deeper into preferred exercises, as in you stated 6 per day, so on a push day is that 2 chest, 2 shoulders, and two tri’s? or? Thanks for the great channel!

  • Did you get relief from any of these? Leave me a comment below! The neck and upper back mobilizations are my favorite. Thanks for watching!