Steroids are So Out! Yet You Will Look Better Naturally
Thank God the steroided-out muscle-bound look of the 80′s and 90′s is over. Arnold’s physique was once the ideal for the young bodybuilders, but alas, the natural more realistic look is in. When I say realistic, I simple mean a musculature that is attainable without the insane ingestion of steroids.
But I’m sometimes asked, other than a dedicated gym regimen, and patience — what is one of the key factor for a natural bodybuilder? I’d have to say without a doubt it is your nutritional process. If you eat the great foods that are put here in the planet for optimum health, then that is half the battle. But tied into that health aspect of good nutrition is also the simple fact that it is the way in which you can lean the fat down to a point where your muscles are exposed.
Washboard abs look great period, and you if you expose them by ridding yourself of the fat that hangs on in your middle region, you’ll find that your natural body-built look will become greatly enhanced.
We know that a small amount of body fat reserves are in line for those times when you are sick and can’t eat etc. But we’re not talking about zero percent body fat. In fact, for most men at least, 10 percent body fat is incredibly lean looking. You muscles will suddenly start popping under the skin, and even the flexing striations will be visible.
Of course we cannot understate how this body fat target can be a difficult journey — especially if you are an endomorph (someone who tends to have a slower metabolism and hang onto mid-section fat). But even so, you can battle and win the war with those sedentary genetics with mind power that induces you to exercise, eat lean and nutritious foods, while getting plenty of sleep.
There are a million diet plans out there, but the natural bodybuilder always does well with fresh dark green veggies like brussel sprouts, broccoli, spinach leaves, etc., and fresh fruit like blueberries, black berries, strawberries, apples, oranges, kiwis, etc.; and then top that off with a a protein ingestion of egg whites, lean fish, sometimes salmon, chicken breast; and some nuts once in awhile like almonds. One other thing, watch out for sodium.
It takes three days to get rid of an overdose of sodium and the extra water it holds in your system. Again, that will pull the skin away from your muscles as you bloat up with the salt. Speaking of water, make sure you drink a minimum of 10 glasses of water a day. Seems like a lot, but it is important for your metabolism, so make sure you spread it out over the entire day.