The Perfect Routine No Matter How Many Days You Train

man working out at gymDo you even know what it takes to get great results? In order to achieve the best body you can there needs to be some sort of routine. Nobody goes to the gym every few months and has big muscles. Unfortunately, effort is required. The best thing you can do is stick to something for at least 12 weeks and you might see some decent results.

Before you decide what kind of training plan you’ll do, first you must decide how many days per week you can train. Once you know what kind of commitment you’re going to put in you can get started. Although you can do the same exercises, they need to be done in a different order. Take a look below and choose the best one for you.

Taking it easy

If you only go two days per week you won’t progress at a fast speed. Maybe you don’t want to. If you’re happy to just be making gradual progress that’s fine. Nobody is forcing you to go more. You only have two days and you need to train your whole body at least twice. Working each muscle group twice per week is the minimum you can expect to do for anything noticeable.

That means you will need to do a full body split. In case the name doesn’t make it obvious, this means doing an exercise for each part of the body. Only one, though. You have a lot of muscle groups and it’s best to keep your workout to less than 60 minutes. Perform the same exercises twice per week and keep the same routine for 12 weeks before you think about changing.

Now you’re talking

Taking it up to 3 times per week is where you are really going to start seeing results. Remember that this will work best if you leave a day in between each session. It’s not vital, but it’s still important to give the body adequate rest. Especially if you are training really hard, which you will be anyway because you want to make huge strides towards that Greek body of yours.

This is where a split comes into play. It gets its name because you are splitting the body down into sections and training each one individually. One day you will train legs, the next day back, and finally ending with chest. You can add your arms onto the end of chest and back day. Pick out about 4 exercises maximum for each body part.

Going to the extremes

Some people really want to push it as far as they can go. Either that or they’re just bored at night and have nothing else to do. It doesn’t matter. If you want to go 4 times a week it’s only going to speed up results. If you do choose this path, stick 2 days together each time. So you can train Monday and Tuesday, then again Thursday and Friday.

The easiest way to break this one down is by splitting your body in half. It’s called an upper/lower split. One day you train your lower half, the next day upper half. It still means you’re going to be training each half of your body twice per week, which is what you want. Like before, pick about 4 exercises each time you go to the gym. Maybe stick an abs exercise on the end of each session to get ready for the beach.