Exercise

Can I still get in shape without training like a bodybuilder?

The initial thought process from someone with little gym experience would be to get a generic workout plan from google, normally a bodybuilder one that doesn’t take into consideration posture, experience, age, weight, lifestyle and they normally look something like this:

I hear this a lot:

“Andrew I really want to get in shape but don’t want to get too bulky, so I don’t want to lift heavy weights”

My answer would always be no we don’t have to train like bodybuilders (classic 5 sessions a week) but we do need to lift weights yes.

The initial thought process from someone with little gym experience would be to get a generic workout plan from google, normally a bodybuilder one that doesn’t take into consideration posture, experience, age, weight, lifestyle and they normally look something like this:

Monday: Chest/triceps

Tuesday: Back/Biceps

Wednesday: Cardio

Thursday: Legs

Friday: Shoulders/Core

Looks easy right? Wrong. To be able to train 5 days a week requires a lot of free time and also requires your body to be conditioned as its going to be put under stress from load(weights) which your tendons, ligaments and joints may not be ready for.

This is a big reason why people fail at the first hurdle, because from the outside looking in it seems to be the only cos the guys with muscles always train like that.

So how we look at it is in a way which is more manageable for the long term and still build muscle (not bulky ones).

Monday: Upper/Core

Wednesday: Lower/Core

Friday: Conditioning

This way doesn’t leave our bodies too sore for the next session and ensures long term adherence.

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