How to Make a Workout Plan

It's very easy to start working out, but to achieve your desired goals, a blueprint for success must be forged. Read sources & citations if you don't have the time, we have included a workout plan builder app for you to use. For now, prepare to make a plan like the legends in Bodybuilding.


In this article, we will show you how to write a complete workout, nutrition and even supplement plan for ongoing gym success. First up, we're going to explain the main ways of organizing your routine. For example, you can do the 2 body part a day routine, split workout plan (workout every 2 days), or exhaust every body part daily like a chain smoker attempting a one off cross country track.

Steps

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    Research & decide your routine type and exercises. Once you've figured out the appropriate routine type, research and choose the body parts for your chosen days. For example, on day 1 (Monday) you do a 2 muscle a day routine consisting of chest & triceps exercises.
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    Write out each exercise's specific sets, repetitions (reps) and if you're advanced, time delay. Note every increase and failures in the plan and work on improving your weaknesses.
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    To progress in weight with most exercises, start out on 3x12 reps the first week, increase to 3x13 week 2, 3x14 week 3 and 3x15 week 4.
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    Increase the weight on week 5 and drop the reps back down to 12. For body weight exercises such as pushups and dips, wear a weight vest/belt and add weight.
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    Continue this pattern for 8-12 weeks in your workout plan and you should see some considerable gains. The longer you keep this up, the bigger you will be.
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    If you want to build as much strength and tone as possible, however, you should focus on the lower rep range, as this is what will allow you to lift the heaviest amount of weights, and thus see the greatest gains in strength as well as cutting body fat fastest.
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    Just as if you were training to be a basketball player, you would want to spend a large portion of your training on shooting hoops to increase accuracy and jumping more to increase vertical height; likewise, if you’re hoping to increase your strength, you should focus a large percentage of your time on lifting weights that are as heavy as possible and in the lowest rep range. Furthermore, training in the 8-12 rep range is recommended for hypertrophy training, which will only encourage further muscle growth and tone.
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    Start a Diet. Unfortunately, over 60% of people who start training quit the 2nd week. This is due to seeing no gains. Fitness experts tell us the facts time and time again but still, it's ignored time and time again. Anyhow, we will stress it one more time. Make a diet. And stick to it. If you're overweight (i.e., endomorphic body type), you must cut your fat intake and glucose (sugar) consumption to near 0%. This means no junk foods high in glucose and sodium (salts). Go for foods high in protein, low in carbohydrates and almost no fat, salt or sugar.
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    If you're a skinny bloke, this doesn't matter too much, however if you do not minimize sugar intake and fat , you will gain what bodybuilders refer to as dirty bulk. Eat every 2 hours and make it clean and big. This will make you gain clean bulk (muscle), the most desired body.
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    Optional Supplementation. Supplements are currently at a peak of popularity in today's markets. Some believe they work, some don't. In our opinion, they are supposed to be just as the name intends, to supplement. If you are having a hard time consuming enough protein, carbohydrates, minerals vitamins, essential amino acids etc, only then would I approach supplements.

Tips

  • Omega 3 from fish oil and skim milk has been proven to significantly increases the speed of burning fat and muscle recovery after a workout.
  • Browse and interact with members from the Bodybuilders Den (link in sources). The short cuts of reading from others mistakes and secrets are priceless. Note; There seems to be a minimal number of members currently but give it time, like Tumblr, it should pick-up due to its interactive social media. In the meantime, the brief random health articles in there should keep you informed.
  • If you're having problems coming up with a plan, go build one at this workout plan site (link in source). It takes four clicks to build a plan optimized for you.

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