Body Building And Hair Loss
Training for bodybuilding events, or regularly going to the gym to lift weights, is ideal for those who love to compete, and or anyone who wants to gain more confidence about the way they look. But weight training doesn’t only increase muscular strength. It is also a great way to keep the heart strong, as it helps to lower blood pressure, improve mental health and maintain a strong metabolism.
However, one thing issue that many bodybuilders struggle with is hair loss. While lifting weights can make you look and feel good, much of that can be stripped away if they start to lose their hair.
Over the years we have helped countless men to recover their lost hairlines. The reasons why it can affect men within the world of bodybuilding is complicated. As they are in competition and want to look good from head to toe, using scalp micropigmentation can make all the difference.
The Life Of A Bodybuilder
One of our previous clients, Mark, explained to us that preparing for bodybuilding competitions often put a lot of strain on the body. His routine involves training for an hour a day, 6 days a week. He would perform cardiovascular exercises for up to 2 hours, every day. It means that bodybuilders sacrifice a lot of their social life during this period.
In order to get in the best shape possible ahead of the competition, it requires men to achieve at least 6% body fat. When you consider the average body fat for men is between 18 and 24 percent, you can understand how stressful it can be.
For example, Mark would normally eat up to 4,000 calories a day to maintain his weight. While in preparation mode this could drop down to as little as 1,400. This would affect his ability to sleep and seriously restrict what he can eat and drink away from the gym. It also had an impact on his hormonal balance, making day-to-day tasks even harder to manage.
Going through this intense process can have a negative effect on bodybuilder’s confidence. If they are dealing with hair loss at the same time, this makes things even more difficult.
A Long Lasting Solution For Hair Loss
While training for a bodybuilding competition is a test of both physical and mental strength, it’s not all doom and gloom. Men who do it love the thought of competing. And if they manage to win after all the sacrifices they’ve made, it all seems worthwhile.
Even if they can’t claim first place there are still many positives. If the crowd at the event, or followers on social media acknowledge their efforts and hard work, it can feel just as good.
Like Mark, many bodybuilders turn to scalp micropigmentation for a long-term solution for their hair loss. Some can even lose their hair in their 20s and 30s, which can be extremely damaging for self-belief and confidence. Especially in a sport that demands you are in near perfect condition.
Scalp micropigmentation is a non-evasive treatment that only takes a few sessions to complete. If you are a bodybuilder, or lift weights regularly, and are suffering with hair loss, this could be the answer you are looking for.
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Get in touch with the Skalp® team today to arrange a free consultation to find out you could benefit from Scalp Micropigmentation treatment.