Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Setting up a Routine
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.