Generation Iron Bodybuilders Prevent Bone Disease

Don’t let your bones deteriorate.

For those looking to gain massive size, bodybuilding is an undertaking of staggering proportions. You have to get diligent with your diet, work hard in the gym, and stay dedicated to a regimen that ensures healthy gains. But bodybuilding isn’t all about packing on muscle. That’s right, there are tons of other benefits of bodybuilding, one of them being able to build bigger, stronger bones.

Now why the hell would you care about your bone strength and composition? Well for one it helps with the prevention of a little disease called arthritis. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Hitting the weights can cut down the chances of experiencing the painful disease dramatically. It also has benefits thatĀ help to combat the bone disease osteoporosis. If you ask me, that’s reason enough to dive into weightlifting.

So how exactly do you increase that bone density in the first place? Well take a look at the tips we’ve compiled below.

Increasing Training Frequency

Who says overtraining is a bad thing anyway? If you want your bones to grow big and strong then you better get your ass to the gym and put in the work. Go to the gym three times a week you say? Get in there five times a week and let’s see the results.

Performing More Repetitions

Another great way at building muscle and bone density is by pumping out more reps during each of your sets. If higher reps aren’t doing it for you then try adding more sets to your routine and you’ll be sure to see some results.

Increasing the Intensity

That’s right. If the last two ideas weren’t enough, then I’ve got something right up your alley. Stop pushing that light weight and up the load. 300 lbs bench press? Try benching 450 lbs next time you get in the gym and thank me later. The more weight you lift int he gym the more you’ll get out of the process.


If you didn’t realize it by now, you’re not gonna be young forever and taking all this into consideration will not only help you with your continued gains but also keep you on the right track throughout your life. Stay tuned to the Generation Iron Fitness Network for more content and news coverage. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.