These are not routines for powerlifters, Olympic lifters, or bodybuilders, although they could easily be adapted to a bodybuilder's routine.
This workout program will be tailored to the novice weightlifter. Most beginners should start with an intermediate program before moving on to a true beginner program.
In any case, this beginner workout will keep you safe, prevent injury, and make you stronger at a very early stage.
There are two important parts of a weight training routine. The first is to have a workout with a structured progression of sets and reps to improve your strength.
This can be done in one session per week. The second part of the workout is to have an "adjustable routine" so you can create the work order that best fits your training time and capabilities.
This means changing a set, rep, or exercise based on how you feel that day. If you have an injury or are tired, you can modify a workout without any negative effects.
The strength training routines we have selected require no equipment. They are very similar to bodybuilding routines, but the programs are focused on maximal strength instead of aesthetics.
This allows for great size and muscle gain. We have also eliminated exercise specialization as the training is designed for beginners with a wide range of physical abilities and goals.
This is to ensure you have maximum strength and are doing full bodyweight training exercises. These programs will also include daily bodyweight exercises and three-body part exercises per body part every week.
The three-body part routines are recommended for beginners.
They will have a variety of exercises for your full body to get you strong in every body part.
This will allow you to build up your overall strength and cardiovascular fitness to increase your performance at the gym and to enjoy the gym more.
This routine can be used by more advanced athletes. However, for advanced athletes, there may be a strong argument for a more advanced program.
Each exercise here will be modified for each body part.
The routine begins with the lower body.
You can modify the routine for whatever you need.
For example, if you are a bodybuilder, you can include the following:
Plus one variation
Again, if you want to, you can have a more advanced strength routine. Just change one or two exercises.
Please keep in mind that most beginners are just learning the basic lifts and will not have progressed to the advanced routines in this book by the time they reach the strength phase.
This is fine and allows you to do the right amount of reps for the right weight for your current fitness level.
Eight full-body strength routines use machines, body weight, and free weights to build strength. To make it easy for beginners, we have chosen 3 strength programs for each body part to accommodate a beginner's needs.
However, you can create a full-body routine as long as you use the same strength routine for each exercise. There are only three exercises that can not be included in a full-body routine.
You can however choose to increase the reps, weight, or volume of the exercises in your choice of routine.
Please note that you can pick and choose any routine from the below list. You do not need to follow any of these workouts. However, if you do follow a certain routine, you can still modify it to your personal strengths.
The programs outlined here are to make sure you learn the basic lifts and are adequately strong for a beginner.
You can adjust the schedule as long as you have two weight programs and a three rep strength routine. The workout should last between 45 and 60 minutes.
You can increase the weights for some or all of the workouts.