Since the bodybuilding trend is increasing day by day and not only young guys but also young girls are getting into it, it becomes important for these beginners to keep in mind certain important points. These points are listed below and must be kept in mind:
1- Bodybuilding is not a magic. It is a sport like many other sports and requires time to produce results. Just as you need time and effort to become a good squash player or a good football player, same is the case with bodybuilding. If you think that the day you enter the gym you will get big muscles, then you are living in a fool’s paradise. Normally I have seen in the gyms that young guys, who have just joined the gym, are very enthusiastic and right after the first day exercise, they take out their shirts and start finding muscle growth. This is absolutely a shit. No player can become a champion right on the first day of his learning period. So keep in mind that bodybuilding is just like other sports and will take time (may be a year or so) to produce good visible results. Some guys who are muscular physically may take a bit of less time as compared to the skinny ones but results would not start coming straightaway.
2- Most important point which beginners must note is to avoid use of drugs or steroids for quick bodybuilding. I have seen young guys taking heavy drugs just to get quick results. I would emphasis again that there is no short-cut to bodybuilding and it needs proper time and efforts to produce results. Young guys who have just joined the gym are very enthusiastic and want quick results. They read different magazines and go over the internet in search of such supplements which claim to give massive muscles in days or weeks. Believe me that such drugs are steroid products and they may give you some quick results but also cause various side effects to you which can be very dangerous. So do not get mislead by various advertisements in magazines or over the internet because such advertisements are there to sell products and least attention is paid to health of the user.
3- A big mistake which starters normally commit is that they see experienced bodybuilders in the gyms and get inspired and start lifting very heavy weights straightaway just because others are doing the same. They forget that other bodybuilders are experienced and have spent time and effort to reach at this level. So always start small and gradually and slowly move to heavier weights.