As you get all geared up to start a new fitness program, it is vital to put some careful thought and consideration into how you design that workout.
Far too many people do not consider how or why they are moving and end up doing a workout they do not need or even like.
There are numerous factors that you need to take into consideration when it comes to designing a workout program.
As well as having a good understanding of what these are to ensure that you are doing everything possible to get the results that seek
Question is –
Where do you start?
Here are 8 factors you need to think about.
1. Your Time Availability
First, assess how much time you want to devote to working out.
This will determine the nature of your program.
2. Your Workout Split
Do you prefer to work the entire body in one session, or split muscle groups up into multiple sessions throughout the week?
3. Your Current Fitness Level
Do you need a beginners’ program or something that is more advanced?
4. Your Equipment Availability
Are you working out in the comfort of your own home with minimal equipment?
Or will you have access to a commercial gym with plenty of weights and machines?
5. Your Health Goals
Are you just looking for fat loss?
Or do you want to improve your physical performance as well?
6. Your Past Exercises
Are there certain forms of exercise that you know you enjoy more and would like to do more of?
Or is there something you know you dislike, such as running or weight-training?
7. Your Desire For A Social Environment
Do you prefer group fitness classes or solo sessions?
8. Your Boredom Factor
How easily do you get bored on a workout program?
And how often does any plan you use need to change, either to accommodate your schedule or retain your interest?
9. Is Strength Gain A Priority?
This will dictate how many strength-training versus cardio sessions you need each week.
10. How Many Other Activities Outside Of Gym Do You Do?
This establishes how much total gym time you can do while still recovering,
And it will help you determine how much more activity you need to meet your goals.
11. What Is Your Motivation Level?
This may establish whether you need to work out with a personal trainer or in a group class to get moral support and increase accountability.
12. What Muscle Groups Do You Want To Target?
This determines the exercises that you should use.
No matter what, though, do not neglect a whole part of the body.
Especially not your core.
The Bottom Line:
Spending some time designing a proper workout program is wasted great investment.
And it will give you a baseline to return to any time you are ready to kick your butt into gear.
Dieters who take the time to do this are going to move ahead far faster and get the results that they are after much sooner.
The truth is that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to exercise.
You always need to consider what is going to work best for you given your goal set and the other variables discussed.
The best program is going to be the one that you enjoy and can stick with over time.
Designed by best selling fitness author and men’s health advocate Kyle Leon, Customized Fat Loss is a health and fitness online program that helps individuals across the world to lose fats and be healthy again.