Today's tip comes from Carlos DeJesus, inventor of the Quad Blaster. Carlos has become a very good friend and mentor to me. What better mentor than one who has “been there and done that”?
By Dr. Carlos DeJesus
Bodybuilding is a composite art/science composed of other sciences.
ANATOMY – A branch of human biology dealing with the shape and internal structures of the body.
KINESIOLOGY – The science of human muscular movement.
NUTRITION – The process of assimilating food.
NUTRIENTS – Protein, carbohydrates and fats, the body's sources of nutrition.
WHAT BODYBUILDING IS NOT
1. WEIGHT LIFTING (Olympic) – A strength sport performed with a barbell consisting of two over-the-head lifts, the Clean & Jerk, and the two hand Snatch. The athlete is judged by adding the combined amounts of weight he correctly lifted in each lift, which is known as his TOTAL.
2. POWER LIFTING – A strength sport performed with a barbell consisting of three lifts, the Bench Press, Dead Lift and Squat. The athlete is judged by adding the combined amounts of weight he correctly lifted in each of the three lifts, which constitutes his TOTAL.
3. WEIGHT TRAINING – Using weights as the principle source of resistance for increasing overall muscle tone, strength, and physical conditioning.
WHAT BODYBUILDING IS
BODYBUILDING – Exercising with weights and other forms of resistance* combined with proper COSMETIC NUTRITION, rest and sleep for the express purpose of muscular development. The athlete is judged by his appearance.
To arrive at success in bodybuilding (muscle-building) we must properly apply the relating sciences.
We must understand and use the sciences that govern this sport, the sciences will not conform to us.
The introduction of personal opinions or beliefs that are not sound or in agreement with the sciences will only cause more confusion and disappointment and will delay the muscle-building process. Operating outside of the sciences will hinder maximum results.
This definition will help strip away any misconceptions about what bodybuilding actually is so that you can clearly see physical culture in its purity free of personal interpretations.
Muscle-building has become somewhat of a mystery both to the general public and the bodybuilder.
Total development of a muscle – the ideal in bodybuilding.
Machines were thought to be the answer. Machines kept exercise movement “pure” this measure was thought to be necessary because poor form was so common.
*Cables, springs, surgical and rubber tubing etc.