If you’re new to the world of exercise, creating a workout plan can be challenging. There are so many types of exercises and exercise plans out there, choosing a workout plan that’s going to be perfect for you can seem impossible.
How To Create A Workout Plan
It’s important to put together your own workout plan. Doing so will give you a strategy for losing weight and getting in shape that will keep in mind such factors as your age, your current weight, and any potential medical conditions that should be taken into consideration.
A few things can help make sure the workout plan you come up with is something that’s going to give you all the benefits you’re after:
1. Take stock of your situation. How much do you currently weigh? How much time can you realistically devote to your workout plan each day? Where do you want to work out? Understanding your needs and taking stock of your situation will help you to develop an exercise plan that you can realistically stick to.
2. Remember that you don’t have to work out every single day. In fact, it’s never a good idea for a beginner to go from zero times a week to seven. Three-five times a week for a period of time that runs anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour is best.
3. With specific exercises, keep in mind that leaning on the simple side of things is usually best. You want a full body routine that can keep you busy three to five times a week (probably three at the beginning). This workout routine should have exercises for the quads, the butt/hamstring area, the push muscles, the pull muscles, and the core. There are several different types of exercises for each of these areas. Research your possibilities, keep in mind your limitations, and choose one exercise per area.
4. Throw in some variety. Mix things up by doing different exercises for certain areas on different days.
5. Determining the number of sets you should do per exercise can be tricky. If you’re a beginner, start out with three to five sets per exercise.
6. Start with eight to fifteen repetitions per set. Give yourself about a minute to rest. As you get better and better with your workout plan, you’ll be able to take on more.
7. With time, you’ll be able to start looking into circuits and alternating sets.
8. Keep a journal of your progress.