What is the best all around weekly workout routine to build muscle?

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I am going to be training in a gym so I need a workout routine. I don’t need to lose weight at all, just build muscle. If you can post links that would be okay. I would like specific instructions please, including rest time between days, target muscle groups for certain days,etc. Thank You

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Lifting at least 3 times a week, preferably 5 times.

Begin each session with a 5 minute jog (6-7 mph).

Make sure to stretch lightly and flex hard during rest time.

For size: 1 minute rest
For strength: 3 minutes rest

Make sure to measure your arms, chest, calves, and thighs, and to weigh yourself.

Eat at least 1 g of protein per lb. of bodyweight.t. consume at least 3000 claories, eating every 3 hours

Keep good form! Do not rock, do not cheat, go all the way down to your chest on bench. Bring someone along that has worked out for a long time, or ask someone at the gym to watch and critique your form.

How do you know you’re doing enough weight? Your muscle should go to failure every set. So what that means is you need to be doing enough weight where you need help to do the last to repetitions of the set. For the 1st month though, do weight where you can barely finish the last repetition. This way, you will get your form down correctly. I REPEAT, MAKE SURE YOU CAN DO EVERY SINGLE REP FOR THE 1ST MONTH. After this, you can start increasing your weight to get big!

Week 1:

For each exercise:

Set 1: 10 reps
Set 2: 8
Set 3: 8
Set 4: 6

Day 1: Chest and Back

Chest:
1) Bench Press
2) Incline Press
3) Pullovers

Back:
1) Chinups (do as many as possible until you reach 50 total)
2) Bent over rows

Abs:
5 sets of 25 crunches

Day 2: Shoulders and Arms

Shoulders:
1) Clean and Press with barbell
2) Dumbbell Lateral Raises
3) Upright Row (Ignore 10, 8, 8, 6 sets…do this instead: Set 1: 10 reps, Set 2: 6 reps, Set 3: 4 reps)
4) Push Press (Ignore 10, 8, 8, 6 sets…do this instead: Set 1: 6 reps, Set 2: 4 reps, Set 3: 2 reps)

Arms:
1) Standing Barbell Curls
2) Seated Dumbbell Curls
3) Close Grip Bench Press
4) Triceps Pushdown (with Rope)
5) Wrist Curls
6) Reverse Wrist Curls

Abs:
Reverse crunches 5 sets of 25 reps

Day 3: Legs and Lower Back

Legs:
1) Squat
2) Lunges
3) Leg Curls
4) Calf Raises (5 sets of 15 reps)

Lower Back:
1) Straight-Leg Deadlifts (Set 1: 10 reps, Set 2: 6 reps, Set 3: 4 reps)
2) Good mornings (set 1: 10, Set 2: 6, Set 3:4)

Abs: Crunches 5 sets of 25 reps

Day 4: Same as Day 1

Day 5: Same as Day 2

Week 2:

For all exercises: 4 sets of 8 reps (unless otherwise specified in week 1 basic workout plan)

change the muscle group order (so do back before chest this time, etc.)

Day 1: Same exercises for Legs and Lower back, but do lower back 1st

Day 2: Same exercises for Chest and Back, but do back 1st

Day 3: Same exercises for shoulders and arms, but do arms 1st

Day 4: Lower back and Legs

Day 5: Chest and Back

Week 3:

For all exercises (unless otherwise specified in week 1):

Set 1: 12 reps
Set 2: 10 reps
Set 3: 8 reps
Set 4: 6 reps

Reverse the order of the exercises for every muscle group (So for example, on chest day, do Pullovers, then incline, then bench)

Day 1: Arms and Shoulders

Day 2: Lower Back and Legs

Day 3: Back and Chest

Day 4: Arms and shoulders

Day 5: Lower Back and Legs

Week 4:

For all exercises (unless otherwise specified in week 1)

Set 1: 8 reps
Set 2: 6 reps
Set 3: 4 reps
Set 4: 2 reps

Return the muscle groups back to Week 1’s setup, but keep the reversed exercise order (doing Pullovers 1st instead of bench, etc.)

Day 1: Chest and Back

Day 2: Shoulders and Arms

Day 3: Legs and Lower Back

Day 4: Chest and Back

Day 5: Shoulders and Arms

If you make it through this, and are still motivated, still want to workout, etc. after the 1st month, talk to me again. Also, you must be lifting 5 times a week by the end. If you are not, continue to use this basic plan until you’re lifting 5-6 times per week.

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beefboy

bench press – squatting – dead lifts – and free weights using dumbbells/barbells
ask a personal instructor for more information

Andrea

PROTEIN first of all, if you dont get enough protein you wont build muscle you will just keep tearing the muscle to shreds, try Champion Nutrition and if your trying to put on mass drink 1 before a work out and 1 after, you can get them at GNC.

Also go 3-4 times a week and work different muscle groups each time.

Hop on the treadmill/ cycle for about 15 minutes before each workout to warm up, one day to back and bicepts (they have charts you can see what to do, or ask someone there) another day chest and tri’s, the next day shoulders and legs, the 4th day some cardio and abs, about 45 min. of cardio. Also dont eat fat foods it doesnt turn to muscle it turns to fat on top of your muscle. Lots of eggs steak chicken fish, eat 6-7 times a day and again PROTEIN, tuna is good protein. lots of protien 1 gram per KILOGRAM per body weight

Ben

Men’s Health has all sorts of articles regarding muscle building. They have several different workout routines to do regarding what muscle group you want to focus on

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