How effective is your exercise plan? If you’re not getting the results you want, perhaps it’s time to review your body weight exercises, and consider what works for you and what doesn’t. You might also want to consider integrating some of these workout tips that have been tried and tested.
Tip #1: Train regularly.
Try not to stray away from certain established frequencies. For one, train only 3 to 4 days a week as a bare minimum. Any less will not get you to your goal. This is one of the basic workout tips where most people miserably fail; consistency is key.
Tip #2: Stick to a work set.
Here’s one of the most effective muscle building techniques of all time: only do as many as 16 to 20 total work sets in a session. Your training plan must focus on improving each week by adding more reps or weights compared to the previous week. However, going beyond 20 total work sets can endanger your body’s progress. If, for instance, you work out endlessly for two hours every session, your body will have an increasingly difficult time recovering.
Tip #3: Regulate your barbell lifts weekly.
When it comes to muscle building techniques only do 2 to 4 lifts of a big barbell every week. Focus on increasing the strength and the size of the barbell progressively as you do your weight lifting over time.
Tip #4: Finetune your training program.
An effective exercise plan is split into half: the upper body and the lower body, instead of breaking down your workout into certain areas day after day; the latter type of exercise plan is recommended only for professional bodybuilders. By focusing on either the upper body or the lower body, you can concentrate on muscle groups twice every week or rotate the group of exercises (from upper body on one day, to lower body the next day, and the upper body on the third day).
Weight lifting and bodyweight exercises should be included in your program as well, as long as they’re not too easy that they don’t build muscle mass. As always, you should remember one of the most basic workout tips: increase the reps or the weights as you go along applies.
Tip #5: Avoid injury
This is what overenthusiastic people forget: to take active measures to avoid weight lifting accidents and to maximize their muscle building techniques. Your exercise plan must contain rest periods, recovery methods, and warm up exercises. Don’t put body weight exercises that are too intense and that your body can’t handle just yet. Body weight exercises can only be effective if you remember to rest and take good care of your body.