Building muscle isn’t the most important aspect of bodybuilding.
When you ask newbie bodybuilders what their ultimate goal is as a bodybuilder most are likely to tell you the same thing: build muscle. It seems pretty obvious doesn’t it. What other reason is their to begin bodybuilding if your intention isn’t to build muscle? No one begins bodybuilding in order to lose weight or compete in powerlifting competition. The point of bodybuilding is to achieve the best physical shape you can through hard training and proper nutrition. But in reality the answer to question should be far more inventive than simply “building muscle.”
The better answer: becoming a master of movements.
“Of course you have to get the movements right, that’s obvious.” This is something you’re likely to be thinking. “You’re stating the obvious!” But you’d be surprised how many individuals don’t even think about that fact. So many people are focused on the here and now that they barely consider what the future holds. Not just the future five years from now when you have an impressive physique, but twenty years from now. Thirty years from now. Do you want to look your best for a handful of year then just simply fall off or do you want to look as impressive as possible for as long as possible?
That’s why mastering the movements of the most essential exercises should be every bodybuilder’s top priority. Doing so will help prevent needless and avoidable injuries and will guarantee that as you lift heavier weight that you’ll have a strong base to fall back on. Rather focusing purely on building the body, becoming a true master of the squat, bench, and deadlift it will ensure that you’ll be keeping your gains for years to come. Bodybuilding may be about building muscle, but how long you see those results will be entirely up to you and your thought process.
What do you think is the most important aspect of bodybuilding?