Developing an Exercise Plan to Build Muscle


Whether you’re new to exercise or a seasoned fitness buff, it’s important to develop an exercise plan to build muscle that specifically targets your goals. There are many different types of exercises, but not all of them will help you add the bulk you want.

First, decide on your fitness goals. Do you need to burn fat? Or are you just looking to pack on some extra muscle? This can determine where you’ll begin with your workout program. If you don’t have much fat to lose, you can use cardio exercise sparingly.

But if you want to lose weight and put on muscle, you may need to make sure you participate in cardio exercise for about 30 minutes two times each week. That may not seem like much, but strength training will also help you to burn fat.

Developing your strength training routine is the most important part of your exercise plan to build muscle. You’ll want to participate in strength training no more than two or three times per week. And you should limit your sessions at the gym to about an hour.

That may not seem like much time, but it’s important to get a quality workout over a lot of quantity spent at the gym. You’ll want to make sure that you’re working out with heavy weights and less repetition rather than light weights and a high number of reps.

Following proper form, you should work your muscles to fatigue at the end of one or two sets. Then you can move on to another set of muscles. You’ll also get a much more efficient workout if you choose exercises that work multiple muscle groups at once.

For example, squats, dead lifts, pushups, and pull-ups all work multiple muscle groups and help you to get a more efficient and effective workout. Once you’ve chosen exercises, you also want to track your progress.

Before you begin your exercise plan record your weight and take measurements of your arms, legs, waist, chest, and any other area you’re interested in improving. Once a week record your measurements to see if your plan is causing you to build the muscle you want to achieve.

In addition, you’ll need to change up your exercise routine at least once a month. After a few weeks your body begins to get used to the workout and plateaus. You’ll need to throw it off balance by changing up one or two of the exercises so you can continue to see growth.

It’s actually quite simple to develop an effective routine for adding bulk to your frame. Developing an exercise plan to build muscle is about determining your goals, choosing a routine, and tracking your progress.

Learn more about your health online when you read the rest of our information here about: Body Building guide to exercise and nutrition

You can visit our products page here for the top athletes SPORTS NUTRITION PACK:

Contact Us if you would like a private consultation with us about your health online.

Back-to-Directory BACK TO “Your Health Online”
the A to Z directory of dealing with Health Problems & Self Care Strategies for natural remedies to your health issues.

Health-Care-Careers

Back to Top of your health online page
Subscribe to “Your Health Success” newsletter
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy |Disclaimer | Free Health Book

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Body Building Directory.

Back-to-Directory BACK TO “Your Health Online”
the A to Z directory of dealing with Health Problems & Self Care Strategies for natural remedies to your health issues.

Subscribe to get your weekly "Health Success Magazine" with a new complete & comprehensive Health Report in every edition!


to “Your Health Success”
our weekly F’R’E’E’ Newsletter

If you would like a free no-obligation private consultation or to contact Warren Tattersall for more information, please click here >> Contact Us

We wish you well in your search for healthy diet solutions and your movement towards better health in all areas.



You will find many assorted Health Reports available for download free to you on this website!

Our free Health Success Reports are each available for you to download when you subscribe to receive them and their 7 part eCourse.

You can unsubscribe at any time, but we are sure you will want to receive all the email lessons of these informative ecourses.

Read more HERE to select the REPORT subjects of most interest (or concern) to you.