Weight Training Routines
Regularly performing a weight training exercise routine, or some form of resistance training, provides several physical and mental benefits. Weight training is an excellent exercise type for individuals that are looking to lose weight as increasing muscle tissue density will increase the body's metabolism rate. This, in turn, will assist individuals in creating a greater daily caloric deficit and hence, promote safe and effective weight loss.
Weight training is also beneficial for increasing muscular endurance, thus, making several everyday tasks easier to perform. Strength training assists in maintaining bone density and also improves balance and coordination as well.
It is our belief at Fitnesshealth101 that all exercise routines should include some form of strength training. By doing so, you will create a more well rounded exercise routine that will provide a greater level of health benefits, both physically and mentally.
Below is a breakdown of the various weight training routines, divided into their level of difficulty. Each weight training routine includes a description, the prerequisite requirements for each level of difficulty, and the exact training requirements that are to be performed each day. The weight training routines are divided into multiple levels of difficulty, combinations of muscle groups, and weight training concepts and are as follows:
NOTE: Each level of difficulty includes multiple weight training routines. Once you have determined your weight training level perform the weight training routine for approximately 6 weeks. Upon completion, choose another weight training routine under the same level of difficulty and perform that routine for approximately six weeks. This approach will require that your muscles adapt to a different set of weight training exercises and force them to develop additional lean muscle mass and strength.
Once you have completed several of the weight training routines at a specific weight training level, it is time to consider moving to the next weight training level. For some individuals, this may occur after approximately 6 months, while for others, they may find that the level that they are currently at is sufficient. There is no hard and fast rule here as some individuals will perform their weight training routine as their primary form of exercise while others may simply supplement their existing fitness routine with a couple of days of weight training.
NOTE: Perform the number of sets and repetitions, as closely as possible, for each exercise. Increase or decrease the amount of weight used on a given exercise where necessary. As the repetitions become easier to perform increase the amount of weight used for each specific exercise. As with any fitness routine, it is highly recommended that you consult a medical physician prior to beginning the routine.