There are tons of myths surrounding bodybuilding. As a matter of fact, there may actually be more myths surrounding bodybuilding than any other sport. What is true and what is false? What information can you count on? These are some of the most common myths:
Myth 1: All bodybuilders use steroids.
While it is true that many bodybuilders use steroids, not all of them do. It takes hard work. It requires the use of supplements and proper nutrition, but you can build those muscles without the use of steroids.
Myth 2: Bodybuilders have to eat a great deal of food.
It is true that bodybuilders need to eat a lot, but they are not necessarily eating more. They are just eating more often. Bodybuilders eat roughly six small meals a day. They also have to eat the right foods.
Myth 3: Bodybuilders spend every waking moment in the gym.
They may be in the gym, but they aren’t working out all of the time. In fact, bodybuilders go through their workout routine, usually in under an hour. Successful muscle builders understand that muscle grows while it is resting, not while it is being worked.
Myth 4: If you want to be successful, follow the same routine that the professional bodybuilders follow.
Wrong. Each person’s body is unique. What works for others may not work for you and you also have to consider that the person you are mimicking may not be solely relying on workouts and good nutrition.
Myth 5: You need expensive equipment for bodybuilding.
Wrong. A simple set of dumbbells and a barbell with weights works just as good. It’s important that you learn how to use them in the right way.