Developing an Exercise Plan
Are you tired of sitting around and contemplating how to get those rock solid abs that you see on television? Wondering how you can develop a set of 6 pack abs just like that? Well, the problem is that you are sitting around wondering! In order to get the body of your dreams you have to get up and get moving. But before you do, you need to develop an exercise plan to get you through the tough start while you create a habit of exercising on a regular basis.
If you are out of shape, it is important to take it slow at first. Your muscles are not used to working out. It is going to take time to build up your stamina and endurance, but it will happen over time. Do not expect to jump on an exercise machine and immediately pump out 50 reps of everything, it just isn’t going to happen.
Determining Your Stamina
If you have ever worked out in your life, you know that overdoing it can be painful. Especially if you do not know the signs that you are overdoing it. Determining your stamina is fairly simple. Ask yourself the following questions:
1. When was the last time you worked out?
2. How active are you on a regular basis?
3. Do you already have an exercise plan and it just needs to be improved?
Developing Your Exercise Plan
If you are not an extremely active person, it is best to start out slow. To start:
• Schedule to workout at least 3 to 4 times per week.
• Determine what muscle groups you want to focus on.
• Divide your exercise schedule so that you do not over work a single muscle group.
To start off, you may only want to do one repetition of each exercise. For a beginner, a repetition of an exercise is 10. For example, if you are doing push-ups, you should do 10 push-ups three times per week for a week or two and then increase your repetitions by one set.
Increase Your Repetitions Every Two Weeks
Every two weeks, you should add a repetition or 10 more of your chose exercise. This gives your body time to develop the stamina necessary to survive a full out workout at the gym. As you increase your repetitions, you can also increase the amount of weight you use by a few pounds at a time.
Take Your Exercise Out In Public
If you are a competitive person, or you thrive on people seeing you workout, taking your workout to a gym may be the best method of motivating yourself into increasing what your body is capable of.
If you are a more private person, you may prefer to workout at home, where you do not feel as though the judgmental eye of the public is upon you.
Hire a Personal Trainer
If you are not sure what type of exercises you will need to do to accomplish your goals, hiring a personal trainer at the gym is a great option. They can help you develop an exercise plan that is suited to your experience, your body type and your specific needs.