Weightlifting can be beneficial for muscle and bone health, but it can also put enormous pressure on joints, tendons and ligaments. This can lead to tendonitis, back pain, shoulder aches, and other forms of joint problems. Moreover, lifting heavy weights can put you at risk of tearing the aorta, an often fatal heart injury. However, strength training in moderate amounts is beneficial for heart and lung health, and can improve the function of both vital organs. Bodybuilding is more concerned with aesthetics than with health.
This leads bodybuilders to pump their muscles to the maximum, eliminating every gram of fat, which is not healthy. Professional bodybuilders are bigger than the average person and have been under the bar for a long time. Imitating their training routine can lead to serious injuries. There are three main reasons why you should never train like a bodybuilder. Firstly, overzealous bodybuilders risk lifting more than they can safely handle, straining or tearing muscles.
Secondly, they can drop the weight on themselves or on another person, causing serious injury. Thirdly, bodybuilders often do certain exercises that are mechanically unhealthy for their joints. Competitive bodybuilding can also have some negative effects on mental health. Bodybuilders drastically reduce their food intake and carbohydrates until just before the competition when they consume some to increase their muscles. The use of illegal drugs and supplements in competitive bodybuilding has received considerable attention in recent years. Bodybuilders often resort to protein supplements, such as protein powders and pills, to strengthen their muscles.
However, an unhealthy diet doesn't have to be part of your bodybuilding routine, and maintaining a healthy diet can help you achieve your ultimate fitness goals. Like any physical activity, bodybuilding involves inherent risks and dangers that can be minimized by taking appropriate precautions. Some bodybuilders may even develop a distorted view of their bodies, called muscle dysmorphia.