How to Schedule Your Workouts

You are the only one who understands how your body works and the kind of routine that fits into your plan. If you already have a schedule and it is working for you, you can keep up with it and make adjustments where necessary. However, if on the other hand, you are yet to make a schedule, it’s best you do it as soon as you can, to avoid hovering around too many exercises and not sure of what exactly you want. Keep reading to know more

1. Determine your situation

Before creating any workout schedule at all, you need to know where you currently stand. What kind of work do you do and how much time can you devote to exercise? These are things that should be kept in consideration. If you have a family to take care of, you will probably not be able to devote so much time to exercise in a day. If you have so much time to spare too, it’s likely to be of more benefit to you. But then, it is not always about how much time you spend exercising but how well it is done. You should also think of where you want to work out. Do you want to sign up at a gym? Or you are fine doing it at home?

2. Think of the kind of exercises you can do

The kind of exercises you can do is also very important. If you are a beginner, it is best you start simple and probably think of exercises that will work on the full body. Think about working on your quads with exercises like squats, lunges, one legged squats, and box jumps. You can also consider hip raises, dead-lifts, step ups, and so on, for your butt and hamstrings. Then other exercises for your chest, shoulders, back, biceps, triceps, forearms, and core. Think about these while you draw out your schedule. At least one exercise from each category will be okay to complete a full body workout daily. You can also draw out another plan different from this, based on your preference, but ensure you don’t make it complicated that you are unable to stick by it.

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Above all, ensure that your schedule fits your ideal training frequency and your personal weekly schedules. Whatever schedule you make has to work for you; you know yourself better than anyone does.

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