What defines a competitor in the sport of bodybuilding?
Key words: Lean, full, water levels are low, balance/symmetry and the famous “V-taper”. The V-taper is signature for a lean physique, but sometimes it’s also an indicator of good genetics. Not everyone has a tiny waist, but developing the lats correctly can help make the waist look smaller and create the illusion of one.
Across the board of all the various divisions, you will see that the judges are looking for a theme with those descriptions in mind that remains consistent.
This article is very near and dear to my heart and is coming from pure experience and also emails from other competitors sharing their stores with me. And as they have reached out to me I have tried to help every single one of them or at least point them in the correct direction and putting them in good safe hands.
I will go over warning signs or red flags that you could be headed in a very dangerous direction with a coach. I will also talk about what a good coach will do for you. I plan on sharing as much information as I can to help fellow competitors and save as many people as possible from people who should not be coaching in the first place.
4 Steps to Faster Muscle Recovery after Workouts
You know that feeling. The feeling you get after pushing yourself at the gym, when your muscles ache and you have trouble getting up the stairs, and you’re cursing your instructor. It’s actually a sign of your body screaming that it needs time to recover.
The recovery period after a workout is the time when your body rebuilds its muscles. Even seasoned workout enthusiasts experience muscle soreness and need time to reenergize their muscles. But sometimes your muscles don’t recover as fast as you would like them to. Here are four proven steps to faster muscle recovery that will help you get back in the gym stronger and feeling more refreshed than ever.