Workout Routines That Really Count

by Sue Bond
(Denver, Colorado, USA)

Workout routines help men and women develop strong, well defined bodies. The length of time you need to do these routines actually depend on how many body parts you plan to improve.

Most of the workouts being offered evolve around the chest, arms, legs, back and shoulders. There are also fat burning and muscle buildingworkouts.

Typical workout routines go through a 7-day cycle. This is good for people who have a lot of time in their hands.

However, if you need to be working most of the week, there are also 3-day workouts you can do in the gym or at home. What is good about a 3-day workout is the fact that you get to pick which day of the week you can start on the exercises.

Then again, even if the workout session only entails 3 days, you need to save one day of rest in between workouts.

Here is a good example of a 3-day workout schedule:

Day 1 – back, abdominal muscles, chest and cardio workouts (thirty minutes)

Day 2 – rest

Day 3 – legs, abdominal muscles, shoulders and cardio workouts (thirty minutes)

Day 4 – rest

Day 5 – triceps, biceps, abdominal muscles and cardio workouts (thirty minutes)

Day 6 – rest

Day 7 – rest

When it comes to the specific exercises for each muscle group, it is up to you to choose which exercises seem suitable. It is better to focus more on which muscle groups you can combine during your exercise sessions.

Workout routines usually take 30 minutes to no more than one hour.

The reason why you need to carry out 3 sets of three exercises for each group is for you to be able to work on each muscle group in a short span of time. For the muscles to work adequately, 8 to 15 reps may be necessary.

To work on you abs, you can do leg raises and sit—ups. For cardio exercises, you can choose between a treadmill and a stationery bike.

You can also use a rowing machine indoors. Doing cardio exercises can help burn excess calories and increase your heart rate.

Also, the maximum time you can work on these equipments range from 60 to 90 minutes. You can rest for 1 to 2 minutes between sets; this offers sufficient time for the muscles to recuperate.

Workout routines exist not only to help people get rid of excess fats; the exercises for each muscle group also maintain healthier and sexier bodies.

However, exercise alone cannot provide optimum results, rest, a good diet and even the intake of supplements contribute to strong, well defined bodies.

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