Strength Building

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Strength sport and especially bodybuilding are afflicted with errors and misunderstandings like hardly any other sport. These misconceptions partly apply to training, but above all to sports nutrition.
Bodybuilding and strength sport are often mistakenly mentioned in the same breath. The goals, training and sports nutrition or supplementation in bodybuilding and strenght sport are very different. In the following, differences and basic guidelines for bodybuilding and strength sport are mentioned:

Goals bodybuilding VS. strenghth sport

The main goal in bodybuilding is to achieve fast and extreme muscle growth and a massive increase in muscle mass - and this with a low body fat percentage. Accordingly, an attractive muscular appearance is the ultimate goal in bodybuilding.
In strength sport, on the other hand, training and sports nutrition are focused on performance, i.e. maximum weights should be able to be moved, especially during basic exercises such as bench presses, knee bends and cross lifts.

Training bodybuilding VS. strength sport

Because of the different objectives, the training in bodybuilding and the training in weight training differ fundamentally. A bodybuilding training consists mainly (but not always) of 2-4 training exercises per muscle group and 3-5 sets per training exercise in the hypertrophy range of 6-15 repetitions. The break between the sets is usually between 1 and 3 minutes in bodybuilding.
In contrast, training in weight training is usually characterized by fewer exercises per training session and muscle group, but more sets (up to 10) per training exercise with a low number of repetitions (1-6 repetitions). The breaks are also longer in weight training and usually last 3-5 minutes.

Sport nutrition Bodybuilding VS. strength sport

It is also obvious that with the different goals and different training in bodybuilding and strength sport, the nutrition must be different.
Bodybuilders usually eat an extremely rich diet of high-quality proteins  (approx. 2.2g to 4.4g protein per kg body weight) and consume a moderate amount of carbohydrates (the amount can vary greatly depending on the metabolism - it is recommended that you take it in the morning and before and after training) and moderate fat (make sure that saturated fatty acids, unsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids - especially omega-3 fatty acids - are evenly distributed). In principle, all products on the market can be used for bodybuilding.

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