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How do I start bodybuilding?

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Starting to become a bodybuilder is a process that takes as much time as you are willing to put in. In order to get started as a bodybuilder, you need to have some money to spend and flexibility in your schedule and diet.

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  1. Find a place to work out regularly

    Determine whether you would be best served by exercising at a local gym or in your own home. Local gyms usually have better equipment and can help you stay motivated to exercise. However, if you are self-motivated, creating a home gym could be a viable solution as well.

  2. Develop an exercise plan

    Begin by creating a daily exercise plan. The specific numbers and exercises you perform should vary from day to day. There are many different guides to beginner exercise plans available online or at a local gym. However, if you want to come up with your own, include a variety of different lifts that focus on different parts of the body. Lift weights on three non-consecutive days a week to give your body time to rest.

  3. Adjust your diet

    Evaluate your current goals. If you want to gain weight and muscle, increase your caloric intake and consume lots of protein. If you want to lose weight with weightlifting, lower your caloric intake, but make sure to consume plenty of protein.

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