Bodybuilding has come to our lives in recent years. The older people might remember how limited was the circle of persons involved with this sport.
Some had no idea what was all about and they were thinking that this was a kind of special training for people participating in various events where the most well trained person (man or woman) was awarded with the prize.
National and International Competitions for the most impressive body, well ribbed and with perfect lines over the muscles were attracting comments positive and negative.
People were not used to this athletic activity and many of them were not having the best comments for the persons engaged to it.
As the years gone by, bodybuilding started to have an increasing number of fans and nowadays has a quite large number of persons following this sport as it is called in our years and a majority of them being seriously engaged.
Bodybuilding has changed a lot over the years. It was even illegal during some years and was the first sport where anabolic steroids were tried for better muscle building, the bulking as it is called in the bodybuilding terminology.
Today, it’s a serious athletic activity with a vast industry behind it, for products, training and clothing and accessories.
Bodybuilding is not an easy sport we could say it’s rather painful activity, requiring extensive discipline, concentration and hard bodywork.
Many young people make serious sacrifices for following this sport and for completing every step of it successfully.
A well-trained bodybuilder should concentrate on a number of points as, increase of muscle mass, elimination of body fat and protection of lean muscle mass. At the same time, the body weight is to be maintained at good levels, so the body is flexible and allows the bodybuilding training.
Many would ask. Is this difficult? Certainly, it is very difficult.
What a bodybuilder needs is the strength and the power for the muscle building, while the body fat is to be eliminated for better muscle lines and revelation of the muscle volume.
A short summary of what requires a bodybuilder will help us to keep this information when we look at the table with the necessary vitamins.
As mentioned above, there are two actions required for an effective bodybuilding.
The first is the elimination of the fat preventing the muscles to be visible and the second one is the creation of the maximum possible muscle mass. Here we have to clear that we talk about lean muscle mass.
I think we have in mind all the information needed for following the vitamins necessary for this case.
Let’s have a look at the table and we can make a few comments afterwards.
ACTION / BENEFITS /
PROMOTES HEALTH / ASSISTS IN GOOD HEART FUNCTIONING / PREVENTS BLOOD CLOTS
DEFICIENCY OF THIS VITAMIN PROVOKES SEVERE HEALTH PROBLEMS
SOURCE – VEGETABLES LIKE BROCCOLI / SPINACH
PROMOTES ABSORPTION OF METALS / PREVENTS FROM INJURIES / PREVENTS FROM CANCER
SOURCE – MILK / EGGS / OILY FISH
PROMOTES SKIN PROTECTION / SECURES NUTRIENTS BREAKDOWN
SOURCE – DAIRY PRODUCTS / CEREALS
PROTECTS NERVOUS SYSTEM / FIGHTS ANEMIA / STIMULATES CELL PRODUCTION
SOURCE – ASPARAGUS / LETTUCE / MILK /ORANGES
PROVIDES HIGHER ENERGY LEVELS / ASSISTS IN FUNCTIONING OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
SOURCE – ENRICHED CEREALS / VEGETABLES
PROMOTES HEALTHY ORGANISM / PROVIDES STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM / CLEANS HARMFUL TOXINS
PROMOTES FUNCTIONING OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM / PROMOTES THE ACTION OF OTHER NUTRIENTS /
ASSISTS IN HEALTH OF EYES / PROMOTES GOOD VISION / PROMOTES BONE DEVELOPMENT
PROVISION OF ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY / STRENGTHENS IMMUNE SYSTEM
Here are a few findings after we see at the table of the vitamins listed.
The majority of them provides a higher energy level, a necessary parameter for the bodybuilder to resist fatigue and be able to cope with the hard training
Protection against injuries is also provided, a quite essential fact due to hard training required.
Most of the vitamins listed provide a strong immune system.
Nervous system is protected so providing a looser condition for the trainee, also very important.
The antioxidant action is significant.
The good functioning of heart provided ensures its good operation in hard stages of training.
Skin protection is very important as well.
Reproduction of cells provides a better health status.
Finally, the most significant of all, the good health condition is well cared of by the majority of them.
Q: Why vitamins are necessary for bodybuilding?
A: The organism of any bodybuilder is exhausted following the hard training and as a nutrition program – being quite poor due to diet – does not provide sufficient amount of vitamins additional administration of them is suggested.
Q: Only the vitamins listed are necessary?
A: Certainly not. These are simply the most important. Any vitamin listed or not listed is important as long as it helps the good health of an athlete.
Q: What happens if I don’t take any vitamins?
A: Most probably you find out that you cannot easily complete your program and your organism becomes increasingly exhausted.
Q: Do I have to take each vitamin separately?
A: No. Any combination will help. After all, even in foods there is a combination of vitamins available.
The bodybuilder tries its limits and in many times feels a strong fatigue. Due to the diet followed, a necessary amount of vitamins for strengthening the organism is necessary.
The most important of them was listed in today’s article.
This list is not mandatory. Provides information only on the most significant vitamins required.