What is a workout routine and how can you create one right for you? For example, doing 2 sets of ten reps on a dumbbell would be lifting the dumbbell ten times, rest and then lifting it ten times again after that for a total of 20 reps or you can say two sets of ten. A workout split is when you split your workouts on different days. On Friday you might do triceps, chest, and shoulders and then on Monday you might be doing calves, hamstrings, and quadriceps or whatever it is that you choose. One thing you should keep in mind when creating your bodybuilding workout routines is to properly split up your days so that you do not over train a specific muscle. For example you would not want to do chest on Wednesday then triceps on Thursday, then shoulders on Friday because you would be training your triceps by doing that, because exercising your chest and shoulders will be working your triceps secondary, meaning your triceps are being used when doing chest and shoulder workouts. The only exception to working a muscle group three times a week would be the abdominal. The rest of the muscle groups should only be done at most twice a week. Here are some bodybuilding workout routines that you can try out for yourself:

1. Work on your chest, shoulders, and triceps on the same day so that you’re not putting too much strain on your triceps than if you were to split each of those muscles into different days.

2. Work out the muscles groups that works secondary muscles together on the same day if not then try to split the days far enough so that your muscles have enough rest in between. Each muscle should have at least one full day of rest before training it again.

3. My bodybuilding workout routines is set up so that I do not have to go to the gym on weekends but you can set it up to which ever days works best for you. You might do a four days split or maybe a three days split as long as you give your muscles enough rest.

Before heading to the gym make sure you have a pen and paper handy to write down the exercises you have done and at what intensity level and what you will be working on the next day. Creating your own bodybuilding workout routines is the easy part but actually doing what it takes to reach your goal is where the challenge is. That’s pretty much the basics that you need to know to get started and maintain that look you’ve always wanted; it’s something I constantly refer back to.

Source by Anthony Anderson