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It seems like we are always posting the untimely deaths of very young bodybuilders over in our bodybuilding tribute forums. It is true that the most successful bodybuilders seem to give up almost everything and many die young too. It doesn't really have to be that way. You can be a bodybuilder and still be very healthy. The following bodybuilding article is interesting and helpful so be sure to read it.

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The Bodybuilding Health and Fitness Axis
By Machahi John Joel

Bodybuilding Up Close

Bodybuilding is the art of using endurance exercises to stimulate gains in muscle and strength. The importance of bodybuilding lies in sculpturing the body to a precise physique definition through exercises. In the process of attaining that physique definition, you attain some five cardinal goals namely:

a) Proper dieting techniques

b) Fast and efficient metabolism

c) Weight loss

d) Optimal functionality of body organ systems

e) Physical fitness

As a way of explaining how these five goals of a bodybuilding program adds up to optimal health, lets us explore the link underlying bodybuilding, health and fitness.


Establishing the Link

As you stimulate muscle growth with bodybuilding exercises, you must also adopt proper dieting techniques to accompany the training regimen. Exercises and a good diet help make your metabolism fast and very efficient. With a fast and efficient metabolism rate, you can effectively synthesize the food calories you ingest daily, for energy and tissue development.

What is more, to fuel the intense weight exercises you will need more calories than can be provided by the diet. These extra calories (called calorie deficit) will then be sourced from accumulated body fat. The metabolism will be apt to burn the stored body fats and do it pretty fast. The net result is that you will loose excess body weight. That is the connection between bodybuilding and weight loss.

With weight loss, your body organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys etc will start working at their optimal state. There will be no clogging of blood veins by cholesterol. Your cardiovascular, circulatory and respiratory systems will function perfectly. That is the description of a healthy individual. From bodybuilding through weight loss, we have now attained optimal health.

Ideal bodybuilding regimes are accompanied by cardiovascular training exercises in a bid to amplify weight loss. These exercises will include walking, swimming, rope jumping, running etc. The net result is a physically agile individual. An ideal bodybuilding program must also enhance physical fitness as part of the training routine. That is how we complete the axis starting from bodybuilding through health and finally to physical fitness.


Conclusion

From the foregoing elaboration, it is pretty clear that bodybuilding, health and fitness are intertwined to one. The objective of bodybuilding may as well be muscle and strength gains, but it also accrues health and with health, physical fitness. Once that link is conceptualized, then quality living unfolds.

There is a link between a bodybuilding lifestyle and optimal health. Once an individual strikes that link, he or she attains optimal physical fitness as a by-product. With the right information, you can easily set up a training regimen that is centered on bodybuilding health. From this program, muscle mass and strength will accrue and with it physical fitness.

Machahi John Joel is a successful bodybuilder who has spent years pumping iron. It is from this background that he now writes expert articles trying to expound on the link between bodybuilding, health and physical fitness.



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