Lean Muscle

5 Bodybuilding Myths You Must Not Have Heard

1.    To see results you have to starve yourself

This would only lead to muscle catabolism resulting in sagging skin and will lower your stamina to perform workouts.

2.    Carbs are bad

Only when there will be sufficient carbs available for providing energy only then protein can be utilised for the muscle building. However one should be careful in choosing the source of carbs as simple carbs like glucose, sugars, fruit juices, etc if taken in larger quantities can lead to weight gain.

However carbs from complex sources like whole grain cereals and pulses or raw fruits and vegetables will be the best choice as they will provide sufficient energy for longer duration and will also have a protein sparing role.

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3.    Excess protein can damage kidneys

Healthy individuals are generally recommended to take at least 1 gram of protein per kg ideal body weight which is safe for the kidney. Only in certain therapeutic condition like renal insufficiency, patients are recommended to decrease their protein intake.

However, certain physiological conditions like pregnancy, lactation or even bodybuilding the demand of protein intake increases, therefore to meet the higher protein requirements to repair and regrow muscle tissues individuals are recommended to take even up to 2 g of protein per kg ideal body weight.

Furthermore, one should ensure to take sufficient water to help the kidney to metabolize the protein.

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4.    Eliminating Fat from your diet

Every individual whether a bodybuilder or sports player requires a certain quantity of essential fatty acids like omega 3 and 6 for general body functions.

Read more: Some important facts about fat

5.    Too much water makes you gain water weight

Drinking enough water will decrease overall water retention by increasing urination, thus preventing bloating. Ideal recommendation is to consume at least a minimum of 3-4 litres of water per day.

Sufficient water will ensure proper hydration and functioning of overall body including muscles, kidney and liver. Proper detoxification of kidney and liver will actually speed up the process of lipolysis, or fat burning thus increasing the lean muscle mass.

Beside this a proper hydration will enhance thermoregulation thus ensuring a greater endurance and a more comfortable workout.

Read more: Drinking water helps weight loss

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