Just What Are You Building When You Body Build?

BodyBuilding is a bit of a mystery for some people. Technically it is supposed to be about the process of hypertrophy. This is a scientific term that refers to the growth and increase in size of existing  muscle cells.  It means making the best of the cells you have rather than trying to grow new cells.

However some people think that body building should be about adding new cells.  Sadly, the way most of us add cells is through eating fat. It is hard to add new cells than it is to work with extra ones.

In short, body building is the act or process of adding extra muscle mass to the body by extensive working out and control of diet. Like purchasing and using supplements from It is a great site for protein, if you order there make sure you pick up a Promo Code for a discount on a website like

BodyBuilding is something that is done either for personal achievement, recreation or as a competitive ‘sport’.  It is not necessary done to look better, but more to look healthier. However the goal of bodybuilding in the long run is debatable. Some people do look better when they have more muscle mass. Others just do not suit the look of the professional, sinewy and gleaming body builder.


As suggested, there is no athletic activity involved in bodybuilding, so it is not to be confused with strongman contests or weightlifting competitions. When competitive bodybuilders appear in contests in competitions, they adopt certain poses that are designed to accentuate certain muscle groups in the body. Perhaps surprisingly, the effectiveness of the poses being adopted is a significant factor in deciding which bodybuilders win competitions and those who do not.  However the reason most regular people body builds is so that they can grow lean muscle.  The more lean muscle that you have, the fatter you burn.


There is also often a distinction made between the kind of individuals who can work on gaining muscle mass slowly and steadily, people who can continue to do so almost without any apparent limitations.  Those who have a hard time building muscle mass are called hard gainers. No matter what they do that cannot seem to get more muscular.  On the other hand there are those that just seem to bulk up with very little effort.


For the average person bodybuilding is something that is best done in moderation. This is especially true if you do not want to appear muscle bound.  The more muscle you can develop, the more fat you burn and the healthier you can be.


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