I am glad you decided to take the first steps to improve your physique. The benefits you will receive are too countless to mention so let me just say you have made a great choice! I am looking forward to helping you get started on the road to improving your body, health, and mind.
Over the next several weeks you will be able to follow a step-by-step guide including workout schedules as well as the other important components of a successful exercise program. This will give you the tools to go from a beginning to an advanced exercise level one phase at a time.
You don’t have to have a goal of being a competitive bodybuilder. Everyone has their own “best physique” that they can create with the right approach. I am sure you have a vision of how you want to look and you may just need a little push in the right direction. Sometimes getting started is the hardest part if you have no idea of where to begin.
You need to have some basic understandings about the body and working out in general. This will make your time in the gym more productive and enjoyable. If you have some good general knowledge before you ever set foot in a gym you will have a great head start. After all, when you are learning to drive you don’t just jump behind the wheel and step on the gas. So before you put the pedal to the metal, let’s get acquainted with what you are going to be doing.
When you stop and think about what you are trying to achieve with your physique, two things probably come to mind: build muscle and lose fat. In order to accomplish this, you are going to need a combination of weight training, nutritional/supplementation planning, and cardio-vascular exercise. Let’s take a look at the role each of these plays in your physique development. We will take a more extensive look into each of these areas as we go.
Weight training is the stimulus for developing muscle. Basically, by over-loading the muscle with resistance (weight) through a range of motion, you are sending a signal to your muscle to get bigger and stronger to handle the load that has been placed on it. This is the basis of the Max-OT training system you will be using a little later on.
Don’t be fooled, your physique development doesn’t begin and end with weight training. This is only the first step in a chain of events you need to complete to maximize your results.