Gym Workout Plans Men
Are you looking for more muscle mass, more muscle endurance, or more strength and endurance? If your goal is to gain muscle, your routines will utilize more basic exercises like the bench press, military press, straight bar curl, close grip press, squat, and deadlift in the lower repetition range (6-8 repetitions). If your goal is muscle endurance, your routine will utilize basic exercises plus more concentrated exercises in the higher repetition range (12-15 repetitions). Strength and endurance workout routines utilize a combination of low repetition sets and high repetition sets.
Step 2. Choose Your Time Constraints
How often and how long can you workout? Lack of time is a major reason why many men stop going to the gym. They simply do not have or make time to work out. Choose 2, 3, or 4 workouts per week. Also, choose between either a 30- or 60-minute workout. Even if you have limited time to workout, you can still realize the benefits of weight training. Whenever you have to workout in a limited amount of time, be sure to get the most out of each workout. Maximize your effort on each rep and each set.
Step 3. Choose Your Access and Preference to Equipment
Do you have access to machine and free weight equipment? Are you more comfortable with machine than free weights? Exercise machines stabilize your body position and control the range of joint motion. On the other hand, free weight exercises will better work your stabilizer muscles. Body weight workout routines can be performed with little to no equipment.