Workout Routine

This article contains a suggested workout routine. The routine consists of a suggested workout schedule, along with some important points to include within your schedule.

Workout Schedule

Workout routines are normally spanned across many days. Many people schedule their workout routine around the 7 days of the week. That way it's easier to remember what you're supposed to be focusing on each day. If you're at a more advanced stage, you might prefer to do 2 days on, 1 day off or something similar.

Example Schedule

This schedule results in a workout 3 days per week. This is simply a suggestion. If you're at a more advanced stage, you might like to increase this to 4 days per week. Concentrate on two or three muscle groups for each day. For example, start with the following workout routine. After a couple of months, try changing it around.

DayWhat to do...
Monday
Tuesday Rest Day
Wednesday
Thursday Rest Day
Friday
Saturday Rest Day
Sunday Rest Day

Warm up

You should warm up your muscles before any workout. The easiest way to do this is to do some cardiovascular exercise for about 10 minutes. For example, go for a 10 minute run or cycle. You could use a treadmill or exercycle for this.

Stretching

Don't forget to stretch during your workout routine. Stretching increases your flexibility and helps prevent injury to your muscles. It can also benefit your mental state and help you to keep your focus.

Water

It is very important to drink plenty of water during your workout routines. Carb drinks are OK, but pure water is fine.

Rest Days

No, you aren't supposed to workout every single day without fail. It is very important to schedule "rest days" into your workout routine. These are days for resting - you don't perform any intense exercise on these days. OK, if you must, go for a run or cycle. Just don't go and lift heavy weights or anything silly like that!