The difference between a natural bodybuilder and a “chemist”
Both the natural bodybuilder and the chemist are mainly distinguished by the effect on the DNA of their cells. In the organisms of both representatives, the following processes take place: some structures of the human genome associated with protein production are activated, the process of copying information on protein production is launched, and after that the protein begins to be produced in cells.
The course of the above-described process in a natural bodybuilder takes place in smaller volumes than in a “chemist”. In both cases, the process is given a signal to start anabolic hormones, which are produced under the influence of training stress. The amount of hormones a natural bodybuilder has is limited by his physiological characteristics, and for a bodybuilder who takes chemical drugs, these restrictions are removed. The only limitation can be finances.
Therefore, it turns out that the natural bodybuilder is somewhat limited in the possible progress. The natural quantitative and qualitative increase in dry mass is significantly inferior to the chemical one due to the limited amount of anabolic hormones. There may even come a moment when progress stops completely – this is due to the physiological ceiling at which growth hormones cannot be produced more than the prescribed amount.
To overcome the so-called “stagnation” and begin to progress, it is necessary to increase the volume of the lungs. There are two options:
- take an additional breath to enrich the lungs with a new supply of oxygen;
- constantly increase the volume of each breath, while filling the blood with an increased amount of growth hormone – testosterone.
Similar techniques are used to increase the progression of loads, which directly affects the increase in working weight. Progression can act as a guarantee that enough hormones are produced due to training stress. For the natural bodybuilder, this progression plays a very important role, as does the increase in working weight.
Lack of growth hormone or training stress is caused by an inappropriate training program or inappropriate exercise. But you also can’t overdo it in training – this greatly undermines the body’s performance and depletes its resources, which can result in muscle overtraining for a bodybuilder . Such excessive loads are typical only for bodybuilders taking chemotherapy.
First of all, it is worth paying attention to the following aspects:
- thanks to a properly selected load, it is necessary to achieve an increased production of testosterone; to minimize the total duration of the load to prevent injury to the endocrine glands.
Practice confirms one thing: the more difficult the exercise, the more muscle groups it uses, the more stress the body receives and produces an increased number of growth hormones.
That is why you can often hear recommendations about the constant use of basic exercises. Basic exercises have the best effect on muscle growth due to their characteristics – to include several major and small muscle groups in the work at once, to use two or more joints in the exercise. After that, the body responds with a protective and restorative reaction – it produces a larger amount of anabolic hormone. As a result, an increase in muscle mass and volume.
From the above, the following can be learned: isolation exercises for the first year or two are not recommended for a natural bodybuilder in their program. On the contrary, it is worth concentrating on basic exercises that develop muscles in a complex way – presses, squats, deadlifts.
It is believed that the barbell squat is the main exercise for gaining mass. And it is not unreasonable. It is this exercise that connects the largest number of muscle groups to work, due to which the body receives the greatest stress, and, as a result, a larger dose of anabolic hormone is produced. It should be a priority for the natural bodybuilder and may not be a priority for a bodybuilder using artificial hormones. That is, you should not use isolating exercises in general and try less to resort to various simulators, for example, block simulators.
If a single training session is too long, it can lead to overtraining of the muscles due to excessive stress, which the body cannot cope with in a day or so. Such a phenomenon is very undesirable, as it leads to a deterioration in well-being, a significant decrease in the desire to exercise, loss of appetite, and so on, not counting the wasted time and results.
Periodization in bodybuilding
Progress directly depends on the growth hormone produced. In turn, the volume of the growth hormone surge depends on the stress received during training, which should not be too great. But there comes a point in the physiological ceiling when the body is unable to produce more testosterone to increase progress. There are two ways to get out of this situation:
- increase lung capacity (produce a hormone);
- shorten the training time and bring it to about an hour.
How to eat a natural bodybuilder
One category of successful weight gain is nutrition. It is necessary to achieve excess calorie content of food. But a frequent occurrence among beginners is the simultaneous achievement of opposite tasks – a set of lean mass (muscles) and a decrease in the presence of body fat. Even when using chemistry, this is very difficult to achieve.
With excess calories, it is possible to set not only a large amount of dry weight, but also a little excess (fat).
To achieve excess calories, it is necessary to draw up a diet that will include proteins of animal origin – meat, eggs, dairy products, fish, etc. Complex carbohydrates are also acceptable – buckwheat and rice porridge, pasta. It is worth refraining from consuming fast carbohydrates – they will lead to the formation of a large amount of body fat due to the produced insulin.
The problem of food assimilation is also a frequent occurrence. A bodybuilder can eat a lot, but at the same time only a certain part is assimilated – the body will take as much as it needs, and remove the rest. Therefore, the anabolic response may be less than expected.
The secret used by professional bodybuilders
Secret refers to digestive enzymes, which by their amount limit the digestive processes in the body.
The consumed micronutrients in the form of proteins, carbohydrates and fats are absorbed and assimilated due to the digestive enzymes – proteases, amylases and lipases, respectively. This indicates that the body produces certain enzymes for specific organic compounds.
Consequently, the bodybuilder will especially appreciate proteases , which are responsible for the breakdown of proteins and have high efficiency in the field of nutrition. Success in achieving results in bodybuilding can largely depend on these enzymes – this is the very secret. You can eat a lot of food, and the final “exhaust” of the increase will be much smaller. Therefore, they use similar enzymes that increase the effectiveness of anabolic gain.
But it is worth remembering that the use of digestive enzymes in large quantities can lead to injury to the stomach – the mucous membrane will begin to split. Therefore, you should not exceed the recommendations for use indicated in the instructions. In this case, over-zeal can lead to health problems.