September 14, 2013 / The Josh Sway Bodybuilding Guide: Part 1, Introduction
Learn how to attain the perfect body with the Josh Sway bodybuilding guide.
Welcome to part 1 of the Josh Sway bodybuilding guide. Exercise and fitness is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, not to mention a lifestyle that attracts more women so it makes sense that you should able to find some solid, practical advice on the manner at www.joshsway.com.
Before I delve into the details of bodybuilding, I want to cover an important point. As the title of the article suggests, this series is focused on exercise from the perspective of bodybuilding, i.e. LOOKING GOOD. This means that some of the advice here may entail potential risks to your health, such as injury or even death. Always consult a doctor before beginning any exercise regimen.
With that out of the way, let’s get on with it. Having a great body for a man, in today’s’ society (in the US but as I have recently traveled abroad, elsewhere as well) entails having a considerable amount of muscle with a very low amount of body fat. For example, something like the below:
Women do not care THAT much about a man’s body; however, they are unlikely to DISLIKE a guy with nice muscles (not necessary overly muscular) and a six pack. Furthermore, being in shape is a great confidence booster, and women DO like men with confidence.
Exercise, fitness, nutrition, and weight lifting are all complex things that entire books can be written (and have been) about. There are so many complexities and intricacies that sometimes the basic practical advice is lost. In this introduction I am going to simply tell you what I have found from my research and experimentation to be the best practical advice on building the perfect body. The remaining parts of the guide will tackle the details of these basic concepts. I think this is the most effective way to introduce the world of bodybuilding because it is very easy to get lost in minutia and details when it comes to exercise.
The 5 basic bodybuilding concepts
- Bodybuilding is best done in two steps, first building muscle; second, burn fat.
- Building muscle is done most effectively by lifting heavy weights.
- Losing fat requires reducing caloric intake (eating less) to an amount less than you expect to burn.
- Adequate rest is critical to build muscle and to maintain muscle during a fat loss phase.
- Protein is the key nutrient required for muscle building and muscle maintenance.
Believe it or not, these 5 concepts are the key to getting the perfect beach body. They are not the only ways to go, but I have found they are the most effective, quickest, and easiest ways to achieve your bodybuilding goals.
There are still many questions to be answered though. For example, what does lifting heavy weights actually mean and why is it so important? Why is burning fat while building muscle unrealistic? How can one workout a lot and still get a lot of rest? All of these questions and more will be answered throughout the guide in later parts coming soon!
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