I was asked what was going on with the IFBB and other things at the IFBB, that's a lot today. I understand, it's confusing, so much so that I've even seen IFBB promoters sometimes use the wrong IFBB logo!
*** There are 2 different IFBB leagues. ***
The IFBB Pro League is different from the IFBB Amateur League. Jim Manion heads the IFBB Professional League. The IFBB professional league was also started by the Weiders. Each IFBB Pro has a contract with the IFBB Pro League.
IFBB Amateur is directed by Rafael Santonja. It is an amateur organization and is essentially the international version of the NPC.
Since there have been issues with the IFBB Amateur League most recently at Amateur Olympia, the Professional League will not recognize IFBB Amateur League competitions as a path to IFBB Pro status. However, they (Jim) will now be offering international professional qualifiers which will be open to ALL amateur leagues. It's great for international athletes who often contact me asking for a way to get pro status.
The most important part of this is that nothing changes for the NPC Amateurs, the IFBB pros or our shows in the USA. The change abroad means more shows and opportunities for their athletes.
See you at the NPC / IFBB Ferrigno Legacy on November 18-19
Don’t underestimate the power of compound exercises. Make sure you include them in your workout routine. They’re your best tools for maximum muscle growth.
Try eating the biggest meals of your day about thirty or 60 minutes immediately after lifting weights. Also, be careful about reading internet comments about this. In fact, avoid reading websites that have no verifiable identity on their social media or official website. It may harm your entire workout if you listen to the wrong online guide.
Improve your strength ! Getting strong is necessary to do the advanced bodybuilding exercises you need. There’s no such thing as a weak bodybuilder. Of course, you don’t need to be a powerlifter to be strong, but you have to dramatically increase your strength levels.
It’s a myth to say that squats are bad for you. In fact, squats may be the king among all musclebuilding exercises. They’re not also bad for your knees, as commonly purported, unless you do it wrong, your form is incorrect, and you’re only half-squatting.
Don’t underestimate the power of compound exercises. Make sure you include them in your workout routine. They’re your best tools for maximum force growth.
Do deadlifts. If squats are the king in bodybuilding, it’s safe to say that deadlifts are the prince. Don’t worry about breaking your back when doing them, unless you’re doing it wrong and your form is incorrect.
Learn about the right forms to do the exercises. Find a reliable exercise guidebook online or in sport stores and read, follow and stick to its step-by-step articles. You can also watch reliable exercise films about form online. With all the complete information available for free, you have no reason to not learn about the right sdt form and squats.
Strengthen your upper body as if your life depended on it. Developing your upper body work means that you can make equal effort for your chest, shoulders, and back. Avoid doing, say, seven chest exercises and only do lat pull downs on your back.
Learn also the proper balance in doing all these activities. The right balance will not only keep you strong and healthy but will also help you stave off shoulder problems while doing the workout.
If you’re a beginner, why would you go directly to doing advanced exercises ? Advanced splits may cause you back troubles if you’re just a beginner. What you need to do as a beginner more than anything is learn all the the basic compound lifts first. If you’re a beginner, don’t add training nombre to your workout. When you have, say, three bicep days every week without getting strong first, your muscle mass won’t grow to its highest potential. You have to get strong first before doing volume exercises, not fatigue your body with countless sets.
Stop thinking that increasing your muscle mass is complicated rocket science. It’s not. The secret is simple : get stronger every day, eat enough of the right food, rest, and stay durent in your bodybuilding exercises.
Also, never forget to rest in between the days that you had soutenu workouts. You don’t build zones musculaires when you’re exercising. You build it when you’re resting. You should also try not to listen to false experts who tell you about the number of rest you need to do. Do your homework. Taking advice from a lifter without professional training experience will compromise your entire body workout.
Stop missing the workout surveillance you planned. Also, don’t complain about how difficult they are to do or how sore your zones musculaires are after each workout. That’s part of the entire deal. Try not to discourage yourself because of such difficulty. Don’t make excuses, because there’s no reason to. Get to your gym NOW.
Also, try not to obsess on building muscles quick. You won’t reach your muscle goals over night. It’s also important for you not to spend so much time on muscle confusion. Concentrate on gradually increasing your weight.
Stop conditioning your mind by saying that musclebuilding is painful, straining and causes your body ache. Thinking makes it so. If you mentally condition yourself that way, then you are going to feel occasionally off once in a while. Again, you’re not allowed to make excuses. Get to work now.