Bodybuilding Routines for Beginners

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Bodybuilding routines come in different shapes and sizes from beginner routines to advanced routines, knowing what type of routine to follow is essential to your success.

A great bodybuilding workout program is the most vital part of any muscle building regiment.

Having said that, don't look at great bodybuilding routines as a be-all and end-all to a muscle building or bodybuilding program. Your gym routine is after all, just one part of many that goes into a successful muscle building program.

Don't spend all your time trying to find a perfect routine as there is no perfect routine.

There are countless of routines out there, some good and others not so good. Most will give you good results if you combine them with a nutritious diet and get plenty of rest.

Beginners Weight Training Routine

When you are just starting out, it's wise to choose just one simple but solid workout program amongst many different routines and programs and stick with it.

Do not follow a routine designed for intermediate and more advanced bodybuilders as this will only cause you to over train and possibly get injured.

It's important to design your routine in a way that challenges your muscles and gives you plenty of recovery time so that your muscles have time to re-build and grow in-between training sessions.

Sample Beginner Bodybuilding Routines #1

Routine Goal:To build a good base of muscle size and strength
Routine Type: Whole-Body compound movement dominant
Split: 3 Day non-consecutive split
Rest: 2-3 Minutes in-between sets

Workout Routine #1: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps, Abs

Barbell Bench Press 2 X 15
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 2 X 15
Dips 2 X 10
Crunches 3 X 12-15

Workout Routine #2: Back, Biceps, Traps, Calves

Bent-Over Barbell Rows 2 X 15
Barbell Curls 2 X 15
Dumbbell Shrugs 2 X 12
Seated Calve Raise 2 X 20

Workout Routine #3: Quadriceps, Hamstrings

Barbell Squats 2 X 20
Leg Press 2 X 20
Lying Hamstring Curl 2 X 20

Sample Beginner Bodybuilding Routines #2

Routine Goal: To build a good base of muscle size and strength
Routine Type: Whole-Body compound movement dominant
Split: 3 Day non-consecutive split
Rest: 2-3 Minutes in-between sets

Workout Routine #1: Chest, Biceps, Triceps, Abs

Barbell Incline Bench Press 2 X 15
Alternating Dumbbell Curls 2 X 15
Overhead Dumbbell Extensions 2 X 15
Leg raise 3 X 15

Workout Routine #2: Back, Shoulders, Traps, Calves

Dumbbell Rows 2 X 15
Military Press 2 X 12
Upright Rows 2 X 12
Standing Calve Raise 2 X 20

Workout Routine #3: Quadriceps, Hamstrings

Barbell Front Squats 2 X 20
Hack Squats 2 X 20
Seated Hamstring Curl 2 X 20

Sample Beginner Bodybuilding Routines #3

Routine Goal: To build a good base of muscle size and strength
Routine Type: Whole-Body compound movement dominant
Split: 3 Day non-consecutive split
Rest: 2-3 Minutes in-between sets

Workout Routine #1: Chest, Biceps, Traps, Abs

Dumbbell Bench Press 2 X 15
Incline Dumbbell Curls 2 X 15
Barbell Shrugs 2 X 15
Crunches 3 X 15

Workout Routine #2: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Calves

Barbell Squats 2 X 20
Lunges 2 X 15
Stiff-Leg Deadlifts 2 X 15
Machine Calve Raise 3 X 15

Workout Routine #3: Back, Shoulders, Forearms

Pull-Ups 2 X 15
Barbell Rows 2 X 15
Military Press 2 X 12
Reverse Curls 2 X 20

Comments: These whole body routines are great for anyone just starting out with weight training and bodybuilding with very little or no training experience.




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