Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Setting up a Routine

I find it's always better to write down your weekly or monthly plan for your workouts before you head into the gym every day. Knowing what you are going to do ahead of time gives you a much more efficient workout rather then winging it and going in without a plan.

There are many different options when it comes to writing out a weekly routine. Some people have 3x/week plans, while others have 6x/week plans. Whatever it is you do, the main ingridient to being successful is to be consistent. Follow your routine as best you can.

Here is the routine I started today. I got it off of Muscle & Strength Online. They have a lot of routines here for everyone from bodybuilders to losing weight.

I always find it helpful to also write down my progress. So everytime I finish a set, I write down the weight I used, the number of sets I did and how many reps I did. This way you can track your progress over a period of time. Make it your own little journal. Not only with it show you when you need to increase or decrease weight but physcologically it gives you a little boost to see your progress. Check out these templates to use for yourself.

Lastly, I believe working out with a partner is much better then working out alone. This is why people who have trainers tend to see much better results then people who work out alone. So find yourself a trainer, a friend or someone you met in the gym to workout with and increase the effectiveness of your workouts.

Check out these 10 great ways to improve your workout.

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