Designing a Body Building Workout Routine to Achieve Top Results

You cannot engage in a body building workout routine without some amount of dedication. When just starting out, you can work out more often than more advanced body builders. This is because as body builders become more advanced, they push themselves and their muscles harder, doing more damage to them than beginners do. This damage takes longer to repair. New body builders, however, can’t create such trauma initially, and so they recover from their training more easily.

Don’t be frightened by the term “damage”. Actually only little damage is done to muscles when you exercise. This damage is advantageous because it triggers the body to recover. And it recovers a little more than the damage. This cycle of one-step-back and two-step-forward continues when you continue to do your exercises and your muscles get built.

Start any workout with warm-up exercises. Simple stretching is a great way to do this because it gets your body prepared to work. Conducting warm-up gets your body ready to exercise and also helps you prepare mentally.

An appropriate cooling down period when you’re finished working out is also important. This reduces the likelihood of sore muscles the next day and can help disperse adrenaline that has built up in your system because of your workout. You can achieve this through simpleĀ stretching exercises and deep breathing techniques.

It is critical to start slowly and not push yourself beyond your limits. Use weights that will give you enough resistance to strengthen and build your muscles, but that are not too heavy for you. As you get stronger, you can gradually increase the size of the weights. Consider doing your first set with lighter weights to get the blood flow started before adding weight for the second and later sets, increasing the weights until you find it hard to complete eight to twelve repetitions. Your goal is not simply to lift more or larger weights, but to build your body. Ensure adequate rest between sets for recovery. A minute or two is enough. Longer breaks risk your muscles getting cold and invalidating your hard work.

Additionally, you need to record the number of workouts you complete, including how many sets and reps you do. You can write the information down in a portable notebook. As you gradually increase your sets and/or reps, write down how much time it took you to get to the point you are at. Also, make sure to record how much weight you have the ability to lift and at what point you are able to increase that weight.