Bodybuilding and Testosterone: Beginners Guide

  

There are known benefits associated with keeping fit. Apart from achieving a well-toned body, the biggest benefits of exercising are health related such as the boost of one’s mental wellbeing by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, it increases the levels of self-esteem and confidence, reduces the development of heart diseases, high cholesterol, and blood pressure.

There are different forms of exercising one of them being bodybuilding. For anyone venturing into this form of exercise for the first time, there are important things to keep in mind in order to be prepared on what to expect.

  • Firstly, Bodybuilding is a form of art that takes months if not years to perfect, so a lot of time, discipline and effort are paramount and one must also have realistic expectations in order to achieve one’s The workouts are very labor intensive through extensive progressive exercises and using the weight force of gravity for developing and controlling one’s musculature.
  • Diet and Nutrition plays a major role when it comes to bodybuilding. The body needs the right foods that enable it to build muscle and burn fat for a lean body. A proper balanced diet for bodybuilding requires a regular intake of healthy meals, the recommended being 5 – 6 portions a day. This is important because it helps you feel fuller for longer and your body is frequently burning fat.

You should try to accompany all your meals with Protein such as Eggs, Lean meat, Fish, Chicken Breast, Cottage Cheese etc.

Have a natural source of healthy fats such as Avocado, Flaxseed Oil, Fish Oil, Olive oil, Almonds.

A healthy serving of fruits and vegetables goes a long way. The darker the color the better such as Blueberries, Spinach and Broccoli.

  • Testosterone Level is also known as T Levels, which is a hormone produced by the body and plays different roles such as building and strengthening of the muscle and bone mass, promotes proper brain function, production of new red blood cells, and the control of fat distribution and regulation.

It is a well-known fact that testosterone production levels typically decrease with age and symptoms can manifest themselves as low libido in men and menopause in women.

People with low T levels have reported a significant decrease in energy, fatigue, a decrease in both muscle mass and strength, and an increase in body fat.

Because bodybuilding required one’s body to be at its optimum operating capacity, trying to reverse muscle loss through training can prove challenging.

Low T levels can be diagnosed with a simple blood test called serum testosterone level can be used to determine the levels of testosterone circulating in the body.

Treatment for people with Low T such as Hormone Replacement Therapy has proven to have positive results in getting the testosterone hormone back to its normal levels within a period of time and patients have attested to feeling more energized, gained strength in muscle and bone mass and an improvement in their overall well-being which is important when it comes to bodybuilding.

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