Starting a new activity requires a lot of drive and motivation, especially when it comes to activities intended to self care such as diet and workout. As diets need to be adjusted to every person because all persons are different, working out is the same. Not every person is capable of doing the same exercises; there are routines that suit well to beginners and others that suit those who want to be back on track after long periods of inactivity. So follow the following tips in order to build your own nice workout routine.
First thing you’ve got to know is how much time you are going to spend working out.
Workout is one thing that requires constancy and compromise, so find a place on your everyday life to add some exercises to the routine. Now that you know how to adjust your routine to include working out, think about where you want to work out, gym and home environments are way different from each other.
The next step you must follow is to pick the exercises you want to include on your workout routine.
There is no need to make things complicated as just five exercises can cover all the important muscle groups of your body. You can train your quads (front of your legs) with lunges, box jumps or squats; your hamstrings and buttocks (back of your legs) with step ups, hip raises or good mornings; push muscles (chest, shoulders and triceps) with pushups, dips and variety of presses; pull muscles (back, forearms and biceps) with pull ups, chin ups and variety of rows an your core (lower back and abs) with planks, crunches mountain climbers.
Picking one exercise for each group and doing a full body routine to do three times a week is more than enough to give you a nice workout. Of course, try not to repeat the same exercises for long times. A good way to measure boredom in your muscles is seeing how easy you do your exercises, if it’s a piece of cake, it’s time to change some and you’ll see how your muscles are going to be taken by surprise.
It’s probable that you’re now excited, full of energy and eager to work out every day, but hold your horses. Resting is an important part of working out. Muscles recover fully in around 48 hours, so if you work out one day, rest the following one to ensure a nice recovery and an improvement in your performance.
Now, let’s get to the numbers, the best amount of sets varies between 3 and 5 and the number of repetitions will depend on how you want to focus your training. If you’re looking endurance, do more than 12 reps and rest for 1-2 minutes; for pure strength do less than 5 reps and rest 3-5 minutes; for a good balance, do between 6 and 12 reps and rest for 2 to 3 minutes.
Everything is set up, now have fun sculpting your body!