Sep 13, 2012

What is conventional bodybuilding?

Conventional bodybuilding methods are largely the training practices of elite male and female bodybuilders and strength athletes—practices which are vigorously promoted in most bodybuilding magazines and books, and even on television too. They involve weight training on 4–6 days per week, multiple exercises per muscle group, and usually at least three work sets per exercise (in addition to warmup work).

Conventional bodybuilding methods aren’t just what any specific magazine, book or publisher has to say. It’s a collective thing arising from many authors, publishers, books, magazines, organizations and gyms. It’s the
whole shebang of excessive and impractical routines, and the presentation of the competitive elite as gurus and role models.

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