In my younger years I used to be a very inactive person, often spending hours upon hours in static positions in front of the computer. I eventually got motivated to start going to the gym to get rid of my skinny physique and 8 years later, here I am! Training has helped me in so many aspects of my life that I simply can’t help but share this post with you. If you have never been to the gym, take my advice and start! Chances are you will catch the “iron bug” just like I did and keep going for many years to come!
Of course weight training is not a purely physical sport like many people believe, and in fact the mental aspect plays just as much a role when it comes to longevity and long-term progress. You need to constantly expand your knowledge pool with regards to training, nutrition, supplementation, and rest in order to be successful in this sport, so make sure you read as much as possible. When you first start working out you may be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of exercises that you can do, but you will quickly learn what each one does and when to best do it. Of course until you learn how to build your own workouts I highly suggest you use a pre-existing one which can be easily found online. Having a routine that you follow every week is a very good practice as it makes sure you give your muscles ample rest and most importantly makes sure you don’t forget anything! Routines should be changed about once a month else your body may get used to them and thus stop progressing. Cardiovascular activity (cardio), although not weight training per se, is also very important as it helps with fat loss and building a healthy heart. Supplements should also be included in your nutritional regimen.
Your workout plan should consist of which muscles you will be training on which day, along with which exercises you will be doing. A very popular muscle people tend to train a lot is the chest. Technically known as the Pectorals, this muscle is one of the most prominent “beach muscles” hence its popularity. People will often search for the best chest workout routine online, but in reality the best exercises you can do are the old school ones that have been tried and proven to work over the years. Although fancy machines and complicated exercises may catch the eye of the uninformed, the truth is that nothing is as effective as the plain old bench press when it comes to building massive pecs.
Thanks a lot for reading this article guys and I hope you have found it useful. See you next time!