There are tons of different workout exercises & routines in books and online. Which is number-one? What results do you want? The routines I've gathered below are the best ones I've found in my training.
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Strength is good, otherwise you wouldn't be here to get more of it. Finding the best routines that give the greatest benefits to beginners is hard to do.
You should also choose one that will improve your aerobic conditioning. By covering all your bases you'll get in better shape than ever before.
Here're the workout exercises to construct the kind of routine you want, the level of conditioning you want, and even a printable plan for your weekly updates to stay track. It doesn't get any easier than this! Now all you have to do is the sweating...
A well designed weight lifting program is vital to making progress. This basic weight lifting program for beginners will get you started on the right foot.
I like this because I don't have to think about it too hard, and I have this almost indecent love of moving large chunks of metal around :-). Lifts like the squat, press, and deadlift leave no room for weakness in your body!
A fitness training program combines strength training and cardio work. Strength isn't much good if you're too tired to use it - this program gives you the endurance.
It's a combo of the basic weight lifting program and aerobic exercise. You won't get as tired playing your sports, and you'll be able to use the strength you build more effectively.
The idea with these workouts is simple - get BIG AND STRONG! Increasing muscle size and weight is great for tons of sports.
This program is a basic bodybuilding program that, well, builds you body. If you want bigger muscles this is your ticket, but be warned - it ain't for the faint of heart.
The ultimate in body enlarging and strengthening! A routine that will strain your legs and make your entire body bigger.
This 6-9 week program is intense and should not be used often. However, it will really give a boost, making your legs and entire body bigger - & with more endurance.
You want endurance? Check this out! High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a great new twist on aerobics that doesn't mean spending hours on a treadmill - just some creative and intense workout exercises.
Basically it's a short, brutal workout. When I've done them they are really brutal. Like, hacking-up-your-lungs-and-collapsing-in-a-sweaty-heap-brutal.
But you get your running for the day done in just 15 minutes!
Strength training logs are important for making continual progress in your training. They keep your efforts going in the right direction, even though they can be a pain in the rear.
These free logs can be easily downloaded for your own use. It's simple, but just keeping them will show you how well (or not) your strength training is going.
If you want to become a Spartan, this is the way. The 300 movie workout exercises and routine was used to transform the actors into towering bastions of muscle. Download the pdf and take it to the gym with you.
The book Body By Science presents a new take on high intensity weight training. Check it out, and download PDFs of the workouts that you can try yourself.
Here's another approach to workout exercises called Evolutionary Fitness. The basic idea is that you workout in a similar way to how our paleolithic ancestors exercised - and not in the overly regimented way that most people do these days.
Even if all you have is a pull up bar, then you're set! Check out this beginners pull up workout, with tips on how to get the most out of your workouts.
Here are two workouts that Bruce Lee used in his own training to put on muscle and gain strength. If you want some of what made him powerful, check these out!
Of all workout exercises, single rep training is possibly the most challenging. Find out how to integrate this technique into your regular workouts without injuring yourself.
Thinking of combining strength training and running in your workout exercises? You might want to think again, if you want to get the most out of your strength training.
One of the best ways to build muscle is to have your hormones help. Find out how to naturally, through correct eating, sleep, and exercise get the most out of your body's own hormones to support your workout exercises.
When I want to exercise to build muscle fast, these are the six lifts I use. I think they'll work great for building muscle on you as well.
Need some motivation for your workout exercises? Check out these fiery songs to get yourself determined the next time you go lifting!
Why does P90X work only for some people? Find out the good and the bad about this workout system. And basically why I think it's a waste of money.
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