Building Your Own Personalized Workout Routine
By Neon Teng | Published on July 31, 2022
Have you ever felt like your workout routine is too inefficient and not really engaging? Do you want to tailor your workout routine to maximize your gains at the gym? Here are some tips to guide you to create your own personalized training program.
The biggest factor you should consider when you are planning your own workout routine is the ability to be consistent. It doesn’t matter how innovative your exercises are if you are unable to consistently perform them. Fitness is a long-term commitment and if you don’t consistently work out, you will not be able to get the result you want.
The second biggest issue that is slowing down your gains at the gym is the lack of variety of training exercises. Not only will you feel bored when you are doing the same exercise over and over again, but your muscles will also be less stimulated if the exercise is too repetitive and this reduces the efficiency of your workout. Aside from that, you should also include a variety of cardio workouts as well to maintain your cardiovascular health while also increasing your stamina.
While performing your exercise, you may be wondering how many repetition (reps) or set you should be doing. Well, this depends on your desired goal. If you’re aiming for getting bigger muscles, you wanna train for hypertrophy. This means lifting moderate weights for around 6-12 reps for 3-5 sets. The final 2-3 reps of your exercise should be relatively difficult. If you’re looking for muscle endurance, you should be lifting light loads for 12 -20 reps for 3-4 sets. This will train your muscles to sustain an activity over a long period of time, thus increasing endurance. Lastly, if you’re looking for power and strength, You will be doing 2 to 6 sets of 6 or fewer reps.
Lastly, to continue improving yourself at the gym you need to progress in your training. This means your workout has to continuously get harder over time. Whether you’re increasing your volume by increasing repetition and sets or increasing your intensity by using heavier weights. If you do not progress in your fitness journey you will hit a plateau where you might wonder why your training routine from a few months back doesn’t work anymore.