Workout Routine Tips for Beginners
Most of us are, (including myself)
And often, when this happens, most of us start looking for the newest “hot” routine that we see in a magazine. But often, the answer is not found in what’s new and hot, but rather, it’s found in what is best for you.
And to be honest, there is NO such thing as “ONE” specific or perfect workout routine!
They are only recommendations, YES only recommendations!
Because everyone of us is different from each other, therefore we need to take in consideration some basic factors to plan the correct workout routine; for example, your age, your gender, your physical health, your capabilities, fitness goals, etc.
It does not matter if your goal is to pack muscle or just to be fit, the idea is that you find your “holy” workout routine; the one that is suitable for your body capabilities and fitness goals.
Ask yourself ?
- Did they get good results from this routine?
- Do they have the kind of body you want to have?
Be sure to have clearly defined goals when coming up with your workout routine. Without goals, you are just lifting weights or just doing plain exercise.
If you want to lose weight and gain mass, that will dictate your workout and what your routine will be. If you are just interested in toning your muscles, that, too, will help define how your workout routine will go.
When it comes to working out, as well as establishing other healthy habits, consistency is key.
After you find ‘that’ holy workout that best works for you; plot out a schedule and pick your weekly rest days; one or two days where you limit your activity to allow your body/muscles to recover.
Investing recovery time into any training program is important because this is the time that the body adapts to the stress of exercise and the real training effect takes place.
Recovery also allows the body to replenish energy stores and repair damaged tissues. Exercise or any other physical work causes changes in the body such as muscle tissue breakdown and the depletion of energy stores (muscle glycogen) as well as fluid loss.
Recovery time allows these stores to be replenished and allows tissue repair to occur. Without sufficient time to repair and replenish, the body will continue to breakdown from intensive exercise.
So be sure to take at least two days off!
An effective workout routine is important for you to achieve your fitness goals. When coming up with a routine, be sure that you are keeping those goals in mind and then devise a plan that works for you.
To allow for continuing progress, your program must always be changing “workout load”. That means adding weight when your muscles become stronger. There’s no one set formula for how much weight you should add at any specific time.
You know your body and add sufficient weight that will push your muscles so that they can grow.
In addition, an effective workout routine will concentrate on working certain parts of the body just one day a week. You should also be sprinkling in a cardio workout here and there as well.
So, when it comes to working out, as well as establishing other healthy habits, consistency is key. Remember always consult your primary care physician for all your health-related advice and stay fit.