Sweet Confessions of a Mature Body Builder by Barbara Cerda

 

Muscle moving under smooth skin shiny with pearls of sweat always accompany those pleasurable hours of hard workouts. Let us speak truth about the maddening rush of endorphins that plague our loins during hyperactivity. Bodybuilding and wired workouts serve to be a time of meditation that relaxes the spirit and feeds the libido. Not everyone seeks to find his or her meditative centers in serene stillness. Many of us discover it when developing taunt bodies and smooth curves. They come as an added bonus.

There are memories of times when applying earnest effort in learning proper running. The esthetics of pure form and the often-obligatory spiritual poets’ readings at the end of a five miler never offer up the same pleasure. Circuit training often included a couple of miles of running between heavy lifting. But alas, it was the sheer pleasure of muscle pumping that brought the spiritual center back…that relaxed the body for sensual exploration and freed the mind.

In monitoring the progress of physical form resulting from bodybuilding, we are often led to the shadowy depths of hedonism. It does not lessen over time nor bow before wisdom. We are drawn to the mirror as if a deer caught in headlamps. Gazing at sinews now visible will produce smiles of appreciation. Body flexing takes on a new meaning. It becomes addictive. Once in training mode no day passes no meal eaten without thought of how long too the exertion and what foods to consume, all to recall the pleasure of it.

“Endorphins (“endogenous morphine”) are endogenous opioid inhibitoryneuropeptides.” – Wikipedia

Liberated by a gland in the Central Nervous System called the Pituitary, endorphins flood the blood stream during mental stimulation producing the feeling of euphoria. The release of endorphins enhances the collection of feelings that saturates our senses during moments of sexual excitement. It originates inside us.The same opioid affect our bodies during meditation and for some it surges while participating in extreme sport.

Most importantly, it also calms the system, regulates the beats of our hearts and stirs the loins – preparing them for blissful release. So muscle stimulation is not only healthful it is necessary to growth and maintenance of the body. As the surface of the skin releases moisture for cooling, the brain begins to listen to the mind while promoting beauty.

Throughout our lives, sinew remembers. Muscle cells do not dissolve during a body’s maturation – they merely flatten from lack of use and nourishment. When we stress, allow debilitating thoughts or anger in defense the brain orders the liver to liberate fat cells. Filled with water and lipid fats they are voracious. They settle under the skin and roam our arteries. With shackled minds and low spirits, we diminish our production of endorphins.

However, when reawakened matured muscles cells spring once more to life.

They proudly retake their position. Supreme and efficient strong sinew forces life changes. Only strong physical activity, high quality protein and an active mind keep a beautiful muscled body happy. Training young or mature muscle is the quickest way to sensual beauty.

With time, the sweet confession of being a maturing body builder becomes a pleasure.

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