Bodybuilding.com — If you’ve ever wondered why some body builders struggle with the weights, you’re not alone.
It’s an important question for anyone wanting to reach their potential and build muscle.
While many believe that they can overcome their physical limitations, bodybuilders are often still struggling with the psychological issues associated with weight training.
“If you look at the bodybuilding community, I think there’s a lot of guys who struggle with their bodybuilding,” said Joe Riese, a former bodybuilder and coach.
“Somebody’s bodybuilding body is just too strong.
They’re too muscular.
They don’t have enough muscle mass.
They can’t really lift heavy weights.
And so they go to a weight room and they’re trying to build that muscle and they get really, really weak.
They just don’t work as hard.
So you just feel like, Well, that’s my body.
You’re doing the wrong thing.
And I’ve seen it happen a lot.
Bodybuilders are a small percentage of the population, but there’s definitely a lot out there who are struggling.”
According to the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), there are over 7 million bodybuilders and bodybuilders’ coaches in the United States.
And it’s not just the guys who can’t lift heavy weight.
According to a study published in the Journal of Strength and Medicine in 2012, a quarter of men who were told they had an average bodybuilding size and were told to lift heavier weights than they could actually did.
“You know, there are a lot more guys that have a hard time with it,” Rieses said.
“But it’s really the guys that struggle with it that are at a disadvantage.”
While Riesa knows bodybuilding isn’t for everyone, he does have his reasons for doing so.
“When I first started, I was like, I’ve got a good body.
I’m gonna get the hell out of here,” he said.
But after years of being told I wasn’t going to build muscle, Riesen started to look at bodybuilding as a hobby and he found himself having to change his life around.
“I started getting into lifting weights and I realized that I’m not that strong and I’m never going to be that strong, and I’ve gotten into that bodybuilding world and I don’t feel that I can do anything else.
So I stopped doing that,” Riose said.”
And I just kind of said, You know what?
I’ll go to the gym and lift a couple sets a day and see how it goes,” Ryses continued.
“And then when I get there and the weight is there, I’m ready to go.
I feel like I can handle it.”
Rieses believes that’s exactly what he’s doing when he lifts weights.
“When I’m lifting weights, I really just want to build the muscles,” he explained.
“I just want the muscles to be big enough to give me a lot.”
When it comes to lifting weights for bodybuilding or any exercise, Rysen says he can get the best results with the most effort and he’s using the same strategy that many bodybuilders use.
“It’s not about going for the hardest weights, but the one that feels right to you,” he continued.
“That’s when I’m getting really good.”
So what’s it like to be a bodybuilder?
In order to get a feel for Riesens progress, I asked him what it’s like to train and build for a living.
“There’s a bunch of guys that are pretty good,” Riees said, before answering the most common questions people have about bodybuilding.
“Most guys that come to me that I’ve talked to, they’re looking for a different approach.
And the most popular one is to do things with a trainer.
I think the trainers are just so great.
They’ve helped me grow as a person, and they’ve helped a lot with my bodybuilding program.”
The problem, Rieress response to people who are not comfortable lifting heavy weights or using a trainer, is that the bodybuilder does not know how to handle that weight.
“People are just like, What do you mean I’m no good at bodybuilders?
And I just don.
They see me with a belt around my waist and a trainer on my back and it’s just, That’s my problem,” he says.”
Most guys aren’t getting enough reps with weights,” Reesess added.
“You’re just not getting the same amount of weight in there.
So they don’t really understand the whole bodybuilding concept.”
While there are different bodybuilding styles, Riedess bodybuilding routine includes everything from cardio to weightlifting.
Rieseds also trains in an elliptical machine to help him focus on his strength and endurance. He’s