If you’re just starting to get into bodybuilding, it won’t take long to learn preparation is essential. Those who don’t prepare will fail as this isn’t something a beginner can easily get adapted to. Anyone new to bodybuilding will need to learn the various exercises (and proper form), how to eat according to their goals, and will have to build an effective workout program. The proper program will depend on your body and goals.
How Often Should You Work Out?
Beginners have a slight advantage over experienced bodybuilders when it comes to working out regularly. This is because of the fact that experienced bodybuilders will already be pushing their body further, which ultimately leads to more rest time to get their muscles ready to perform again. So, you shouldn’t be too worried about working out five or six days a week, but make sure you don’t work on every muscle group each day.
What Muscle Groups Should I Focus On?
You can’t build a house without foundation, and the same goes for bodybuilding. Most lifters neglect their bottom half and only focus on their upper body. If you want successful results and to achieve the perfect body, you will work on every major (and minor) muscle group of your body. When creating your workout program plan you will need to set a certain day of the week for a major muscle group to be focused, and rarely pick two major muscle groups for the same day.
What Exercises Should I Do?
There are many types of exercises that work great for beginners and concentrate on a variety of muscles. Working out isn’t as simple as doing a few curls and bench presses, so research all the exercises that work heavily on your muscles. You will want to pick about five to ten exercises to cover over three sets. You will likely want to target 10-12 reps per set, but all these specifics will vary by plan.
What Should My Diet Plan Consist Of?
The difficult thing with creating a workout program is that everyone is different and there’s no perfect answer to any question. When it comes to dieting, you obviously have to eat healthy. Make sure you remove any junk food (anything full of sugar, salt, fat, carbs, etc) or anything that’d be considered empty calorie food – something that doesn’t provide any helpful nutrients.
There are a few staples to a proper diet for weight lifters. Many people regularly eat chicken, eggs, tuna, salads, another protein filled, or light meals. What you choose to eat will depend on if you’re looking to add muscle (bulking) or lose weight (cutting) to show muscle definition.
Bulking means you’re going to consume more calories on a daily average, but ideally from healthy foods. In the meantime, you will lift heavier to help build muscle, and the diet will complement that effort. Cutting is the exact opposite of this.
As you can see, creating a bodybuilding workout program can be difficult, but the information you need is all dependent on your body, metabolism, goals, and more. Once you observe what you’re capable of and what your strengths and weaknesses are, it won’t be too difficult to make a reliable workout program to stick with forever.