Nutritional/Supplementation Planning

Nutritional/supplementation planning is extremely important and often overlooked when getting started. This is the backbone to the success of your program.

Think about nutrition like fuel. You can have the finest performance automobile but if you don’t have any fuel, it will do you no good. The same is true with your physique development. You can have the most intense Max-OT workouts in the world but if you do not follow good sound nutritional planning, you will only receive a small fraction of the results you could get. Remember, working out is only one step in a chain of events. Sound nutritional planning will ensure that you are supplying your body with the fuel it needs to respond and grow from the stimulus of weight training. It is also very important when it comes to losing body fat and staying lean.

Cardiovascular training

Cardiovascular training is important for overall health. It also plays a role in reducing body fat. Cardiovascular training will make you expend more calories and thus help in the fat burning equation: expend more calories than you consume. This is another ingredient in your development recipe. The right combination of all these will make for an awesome end product.

Creating your physique is going to be a combination of these elements done consistently and intelligently over a period of time. It is really as simple as that.

Going to the Gym

Now you just need to start putting it all into motion. You probably don’t have a full workout facility in your home so that means you are going to have to venture into a gym. This can be a cause of anxiety for people. Often times a beginner may feel intimidated to join a gym because they envision everybody there will have these awesome bodies. If you feel this way you are not alone, so let me see if I can help ease your fears.

Once you actually step foot into a gym I think you will find that there will be a wide range of clients from the very fit to the not so fit, and everything in between. Walking in may be the hardest part but don’t worry. You will be equipped with the knowledge of what to do so you won’t have to walk around feeling lost. Plus it won’t take you long to realize that most of the people there are more interested in what they are doing more so than paying attention to anyone else. When you get comfortable with the equipment and your schedule, you will have no problems at all.

Don’t worry about comparing yourself to people around you. Some of them may have been working out consistently for many years. Don’t forget, they were all in your position at one time or another.

Going into the gym with a structured plan will help you immensely. You will not have to use a trial and error approach. This will save you time and frustration. It will also help you avoid bad advice from any “experts” you may encounter in the gym. Remember, knowledge is power.


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Getting Started in Weight Training – Part 1

by Jeff Willet time to read: 13 min