How to Create a Perfect Workout Plan?

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Posted on: 16 April 2016 by Gael Milton

Every person is different, so what works for one may not work for the other. This is why there is no single workout plan that is perfect for everyone. However, every person can create a workout plan that is perfect just for them.

Before creating a workout plan, the first question you have to answer is whether the exercise you're doing now is working for you or not. Is it making you healthy? If so, continue doing it because there's no reason to change! If the existing workout is not working for you, it's time to try another program that works better.

Here are some factors to consider while designing that perfect work out for yourself.

Time

An important factor to consider is the amount of time you can dedicate for exercise every week. Be realistic about your time constraints and commit only to something that you can stick to. Keep your work and family commitments in mind while determining your schedule.

Based on the amount of time you can commit every day, decide if you want to go to a gym or do a home workout. This choice can help you get started on a perfect workout plan.

Goals

The second consideration is your goal. What do you want to achieve? Weight loss or muscle buildup, and if so, how much? Again, set realistic targets so you don't get disappointed with the results.

Your goal determines to a large extent, the amount and kind of exercise you should do. For example, if you're looking to build shoulder muscles, you can use the good workout found here. If it's weight loss, a combination of strength training and cardio is needed to get that stubborn fat off your body.

Variety

Try to switch up your exercise routine, so your muscles and mind don't get bored doing the same thing every day.  Have a routine that allows you to do different exercises every day. For example, you can do running on Monday, lunges on Tuesday, squats on Wednesday and so on, to add some variety to your exercise routine.

Rest

An important, and yet often ignored aspect of exercise is rest. Your muscles are not built in the gym, rather they are built when they rest. This is why it's important to give anywhere between 48 to 72 hours for your muscles to recover between workouts. Ideally, try an alternate day routine like Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday to give your muscles a good workout and also adequate time to recover.

Difficulty level

If you've been exercising, then your muscles are ready for a heavy load. Try challenging exercises that are a little difficult, but not impossible to do and increase intensity, as your muscles get comfortable with it. On the other hand, if you're a beginner, keep your exercise routine simple. You can increase the difficulty levels over time, to challenge yourself.

The same applies to your workout time too. Start with about ten minutes a day and work your way up.

Thus, there is no perfect workout plan, and you have to build one based on your goals and capabilities.

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