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Body Building exercises the muscles in isolation by working one muscle group at a time. High repetitions with light resistances are used until the muscles are exhausted. The Body Builder then moves on to the next muscle group. The results of Body Building is to maximize the hypertrophy of a muscle by placing a high volume of workload upon it. There is miminal power-strength development because of the light resistances used.
The objective of Body Building is to develop optimum muscle size, symetry, and leanness. Body Building can be a sport, but you don't have to be competitive or athletic to be successful at it.
Judging a Body Building contest is purely subjective, without quantitative measurement. Rigid poses cannot display the athletic elements of power-strength, speed, flexibility, and full body movement. Body Building is the only weight resistance exercise usable by anyone. It is easy to learn and meets all the requirements for general fitness. Body Building exercise is the primary cornerstone of Physical Rehabilitation
Powerlifting, on the other hand, is a competitive sport. It is divided into body weight classes. The purpose of a Powerlifting competition is to show power-strength in the arms, back, and legs. Physical appearance, speed and flexibility are not essential to being successful at Powerlifting. Powerlifting is like Body Building in that it exercises individual muscle groups. Unlike Body Building however, it does not emphasize the hypertophy of muscles. Powerlifting builds power-strength. The training method is to lift heavy weights with low repetitions.
The three competitive exercises for Powerlifting are: 1) bench press, 2) squat, and 3) deadlift. These are short- distance exercises and do not require the full body movement of athletic exercises. Powerlifting is a quantifiable event. The winner in each exercise is the person who lifts the greatest weight for a single repetition. The overall winner is the one who totals the most weight when all three exercises are added together.
Weightlifting is an athletic sport. The competitive exercises for Weightlifting are the snatch and clean with jerk. These exercises require power-strength, speed, flexibility and full body movement. Weightlifting has body weight divisions. The winner in each exercise is the one who lifts the most weight for a single repetition. The overall champion is the person with the highest combined total.
Weightlifting is an Olympic event. Worldwide studies in Weightlifting have uncovered most of our knowledge of progressive resistance. European weightlifters who train in state controlled environments that nurture their needs and track their accomplishments have discovered the limits to progressive resistance. It is not unusual for them to workout twice a day, six days per week. On the seventh day they relax with active rest (a recreational sport like swimming, basketball, or soccer).
The competitive exercises of snatch and clean with jerk require that the weight move from the floor to a fully locked out position overhead where it is held secure for two seconds. To accomplish this, most of the muscle groups must work at once. This is technically sophisticated. The coordinated movements are complex and should be coached. Weightlifters train medium-resistance medium-repetitions for speed-strength, and heavy-resistance low-repetitions for power-strength.
The BioFitness Institute can accommodate any form of anaerobic
weight resistance. The exercise selections available
include those best suited for Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, and
Weightlifting. The BioFitness Institute plans your program in either
low or high repetitions. It optimizes your workout plan
by ordering the correct sequencing of the exercises. It
projects your rate of progress according to your months of experience.
Once you take an Anaerobic Self Test (testing workout), The BioFitness Institute
details every set, repetition, and poundage you need to reach
your goals in the shortest time possible. It is impossible for any coach, personal
trainer, fitness expert, or individual using memory and a hand calculator to plan
your workouts as precisely and accurately as The BioFitness Institute can by using
proven exercise science and high speed computer processing.