Tips For A Beginner’s Workout Plan
Everything has a beginning in life, and lifting and bodybuilding are not exempted. To become a bodybuilder/weightlifter, there’s no way you can start in the middle or at the top. It is a gradual process that needs careful consideration and planning. The best way to begin is to have a basic plan. Look at your body and focus on what you really need to do to it.
I would suggest a 3 days a week workout plan and split them every other day. Start with basic exercises for each body part (upper body, lower body, and core) and do at least 2 exercises, 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps for each part. What exercise you pick is up to you. In addition, you can finish off with 20 minutes of cardio, your choice, treadmill or bike.
Now this is a beginner’s basic bodybuilding workout and your body will adapt pretty easy and within 3 weeks you’ll switch the exercises around to new ones. Since you can become bored with the same thing, you shouldn’t be afraid to substitute the exercises in place of each other.
The other thing you need to consider while you train is what you put in your mouth. Training and diet go hand in hand and if you keep eating bad foods, the results won’t come right and fast, leaving you discouraged. It takes great discipline, hard work and focuses both at the gym and in the kitchen.
Ideally, you’ll want to regulate the amount of carbs you take and cut out sugars, white flour products, and fried foods from your diet. This alone will make a huge difference. Then, increase your protein intake to at least 5 times a day and spread it out at 2.5-hour intervals. Your high protein meals should consist of chicken, tuna, whole eggs, steak, and fish, you can add a salad, oatmeal or baked potatoes.
Diet accounts for about 80% of your training and it is very important part of your training. You can have one cheat day and have some things that you enjoy eating like ice creams or alcohol. Diet in training isn’t always enjoyable, however, it’s all for results, and not for pleasure. Just remember, what you are is what you eat!
Lastly, don't forget your supplements. Natural supplements like creatine powder and amino acid powder along with whey protein are ideal to help with quality muscle growth. Just look for the best available in the markets.