The Art of Bodybuilding Term Paper by Nicky

A look at the origins and the current status of bodybuilding.
# 150535 | 1,128 words | 5 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Mar 03, 2012 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , Nutrition (Exercise) , Sport (General)

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The paper provides a definition of bodybuilding and looks at the strategies that bodybuilders utilize in order to get large muscles and pronounced muscle definition. The paper discusses how some bodybuilders show off their physiques in competitions while others use this activity as an efficient way to assist in losing weight. Finally, the paper addresses the problems associated with bodybuilding that include injuries and steroid abuse.


From the Paper:

"There are several strategies that bodybuilders utilize in an effort to get large muscles and pronounced muscle definition. There are also different levels of training depending on whether or not an individual is a beginner, intermediate or advanced. A beginner would not adhere to the same type of regimen as an advanced bodybuilder because of the risk of injury. For the purpose of this discussion let us examine a bodybuilding strategy for beginners. According to Chasse (2009) there are five main points that beginning body builders should keep in mind. The first of these points is to begin with a program that can be handled by a beginner. The author points out that in many cases beginners try to get started using routines that are designed for intermediate and advanced lifters. Attempting such routines is a sure way to receive an injury.
"The second point the author makes to beginners is to implement a deload at periodic intervals (Chasse ,2009). A deload is a period of decreased training (Chasse ,2009). The author explains that the purpose of this is to "allow your body to recover from the previous weeks of beating and pounding that it has had to endure. (Chasse ,2009)" The third point is to vary the intensity levels. The fourth point is to make sure that the routine is inclusive of Rotator Cuff And Hip Flexor Work. Lastly the author asserts that a beginners routine should be inclusive of windmills (Chasse ,2009)."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Chasse, A. (2009). Retrieved September 29 from;
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  • Young, S. (2009)FDA warns against body-building products claiming steroids.

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