The life of a bodybuilder is anything but simple, and anybody who thinks it is obviously hasn’t lived the life of a true bodybuilder. Bodybuilders, whether training for vanity, or competitively, have to eat, sleep, and breathe the bodybuilding lifestyle. Building muscle takes a long time, it requires a lot of skill and dedication, and it requires a whole lot of patience in the process. Not everybody is cut out for the bodybuilding lifestyle, but if you think you are, who says life has to be quite as tough as you may have initially thought? Though bodybuilding is tough, both in terms of training, and nutrition, if you know what you’re doing, there are things you can do that will make life a hell of a lot easier. This is where we come into the fold, as we’ll shortly be taking a look at a few hacks that all bodybuilders should know. Some of them may seem painfully obvious, whereas others you may not have even previously considered. So, without any further time-wasting, let’s now take a look at a few hacks that all bodybuilders should know.
Prawns make perfect snacks
Bodybuilding is all about hitting macros and building muscle, and needless to say, it requires the consumption of a lot of protein. If you’re looking to keep your body fat under control and are sick and tired of eating protein bars, or drinking protein shakes when you need a high protein snack fix, why not grab yourself some cooked prawns? Cooked prawns are extremely low in fat and calories, and are packed full of proteins and amino acids, making them ideal for bodybuilders looking for a quick protein snack. At home, simply grab some from the fridge, or if out and about, make sure to pack them in a cool box, as they are a form of seafood, so must be kept very cool.
Train on Sunday rather than Monday
We all know that Monday is international chest day, and because of this, you will find gyms up and down the country absolutely packed out every Monday, especially at peak times. The reason why Mondays are so busy is
Use small plates for increasing weight
Bodybuilding is all about making progress and gains, both in terms of your physique, and in terms of your training. In order to make these gains, you must never become complacent and you should always push yourself that little bit harder when you train. To help you lift heavier weights, without injuring yourself or exhausting yourself, make use of small plates. 2.5lb plates for example, may not feel like anything, but when you’re lifting, if you gradually add these to the bar, you will find your strength increasing with each passing workout. Jumping from 45lbs a side to 90lbs a side would be crazy in one go, but if you gradually build your way up to this, you will get where you want to be a whole lot safer, and you won’t tire yourself out in the process.
Make use of lifting straps
Lifting straps aren’t just worn for show, they are worn for a reason, and that reason is to help support your