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Facts and tips on how to choose the best workout routine

Updated on August 6, 2012

An introduction on having a perfect body –

A lot of people dreams of having an angel like or stone like body. It is only common to wish for a body that can turn heads and generate awe on other people and onlookers. Unfortunately, people are not usually blessed of having a sexy figure or a body packed with muscles. People who do have photo shop like bods have to work hard to attain them and the work doesn’t end there as maintaining those magazine worthy physiques also requires a lot of work.

How about in the case of a regular person whose career does not revolve in the health or sport industries? Do they have any chance of being fit and healthy? Fit and healthy – yes. But a body described in the beginning of this post – possible, but will require tremendous amount of effort, work, and determination. See, people who have truly awesome and super fit bodies have their careers to go with it. This is common for models, body builders, sports personalities (nba players, football players, etc…)

Luckily, having a fit and healthy body is still achievable even if there are other things to consider like work, schedule, free time, etc… But still, the most important factors are motivation and determination.

To have a healthy and fit body, participating in sports and workout routines will be very helpful. However, to be healthy and at the same time develop some muscles while at it, then go for a workout routine that works.

Does workout or fitness books really work?

Below are some workout and fitness books that can help. When considering buying any of the books, it is important to remember the following points:

  • If you know a fitness expert or someone who goes to the gym, consult their opinion regarding the book or the contents of the book
  • A workout routine may work for some and not for other

Motivation tips for working out –

First things first. Before choosing a workout routine, keep in mind that motivation and determination is the key to succeed. Some people who started working out ends up quitting. The excitement and desire quickly dies up after a little work and sweat. Below are some tips to motivate a person to work out:

  • To live a longer life – working out sheds away some unwanted things in the body, usually fats. The lesser the fat, the healthier the heart which leads to lower chances of heart attack and stroke.
  • To lessen down expenses. For those who are not aware, getting sick is quite expensive and troublesome – especially in the older years. There are numerous free or cheap workout routines that can be done at the comfort of one’s home.
  • To enjoy and live life better in the older years. After a lifetime of working for yourself or for your family, wouldn’t you want to retire a happy and healthy person?

How to choose a workout routine that works?

Searching the web or using Wikipedia to look for health and fitness tips might be a good idea. However, the fist disadvantage of this there would surely be numerous results. Choosing the right one can be quite confusing as some search results will have phrases like “The Perfect Workout Routine”, “develop muscles in quickly in x number of steps”, etc…

The perfect workout routine obviously doesn’t exist as it may not be applicable to all people. Some search results are misleading at it may lead to using steroids or heavily marketed supplements that may not be good or suitable for a person.

The best tip in choosing a workout routine is to select the best workout routine – for you.

The best workout routine suited for you is the one that will accomplish your goal quickly, will seamlessly fit with your schedule, and the kind workout that you would enjoy doing with the correct mindset. If you choose abdominal workout routines or bicep muscles development just because a lot of people you know doest it, then it is not the best routine for you.

Choosing the best workout routine is not an easy task. Remember the numerous results when searching in Google or Wikipedia? The first step is to pick a workout routine with the most number of positive reviews or members that said that it worked. But don’t simply take their word for it – it has to have photos proving that the workout works. If you know a fitness expert or a bodybuilder, you might want to consult them on the routine that you chose. If you don’t, then try the workout program and see first hand if it works. If it did, then good – if not, try something else. As mentioned, getting in shape and choosing the best workout routine is not an easy task. Most often than not, you’ll not obtain it on the first trial routine.

That’s it. Stay healthy, stay in shape.

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    • writerjj profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      thank you beingwell :)

    • beingwell profile image


      8 years ago from Bangkok

      I love working out! I love health and fitness articles. Voted this one up!


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