Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Are you on a training program or are you working out?

Without a plan, you're gonna be knocked on your back
when it comes to getting results.
Are you on a weight training program or are you just working out?  This is the question I've been asking people on a daily basis and the answer is almost always..."working out".   The worst is the people that say "Awe, I'm just lucky to even get to the gym". I just want to run my head through a wall when I hear that!

I can't understand around this whacky attitude of aimlessly wandering around the gym doing whatever exercise I feel like or what machine looks pretty.  I workout with a specific goal and training program planned well ahead of time.  This year, my main focus is to build lean muscle and maintain a low body fat level.  I'm gonna be doing the same basic workout for the entire year with slight changes month to month. Here's an example: If I'm doing 2 sets of each exercise, I can either raise, lower, or keep the same weight for the second set. So for January I'm keeping the weight the same, February I'll raise it, and March I'll lower. It could be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be.  The point is to have a plan that makes sense for your goal and stick to it.

Bottom line don't workout unless you have a plan.  If you don't, you just simply aren't gonna get the results you hoped for.  Take some time this week and really narrow down your focus and goals, then plan out your workouts accordingly for the year.  Leave your comments and I'll be glad to point you in the right direction.