Benjamin Franklin once said “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Well, this is actually true especially if you want to start working out and attain your goals. Every person who steps in a gym to workout has the following goals and objectives in mind:
l Lose weight
l Increase muscle mass
l Tone muscles
To ensure the above goals and more are achieved, it is wise to create an effective workout plan. With such a workout plan, not only will you be in possession of a useful guide but your time will be utilized well. In addition, you will be able to track your progress much easier.
Want to get started?
Here is how you can create an effective workout plan.
#1. Select your routine
How many days in a week can you spare to workout? Two, three, four, five or six days. Well, experts recommend that your workout routine should be more than three days to ensure your body gains the benefits of the workout.
An effective workout plan should consider the following:
l Number of workouts – experts recommend 3 to 6 exercises in a week
l Duration of your workout – 1 ½ hours to 3 hours
l Type of workouts – include cardio and resistance training
For example if you decide to create a 3 day workout routine, here is what it should contain:
Monday – Concentrate on training your shoulders, chest and triceps
Wednesday – Train your back and biceps
Friday – Repeat Monday’s Workout and incorporate a few workouts for the legs
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – post workout recovery, foam rolling or myofascial release.
Don’t forget pre workout nutrition and warm up exercises before starting your workout.
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