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Weightlifting Routines Are Important To Your Fitness Success

Updated on June 26, 2013

Many people do not develop good weightlifting routines that they can consistently do throughout the week to increase their strength and stamina; instead, they do whatever routine happens to strike their interest in the moment. Developing a routine for your weightlifting, and sticking with it, can have many benefits such as a higher level of commitment, more motivation, and better results.

Routines Make You More Committed

Having a routine helps to make your actions automatic, and when they are more automatic, you become more committed to the process. Essentially, automatic actions are habits that we perform dutifully everyday without question. We brush our teeth, get dressed, eat our breakfast, spy on our Facebook friends, and get some work done in our day; these are all things that we do without thinking and, therefore, we get them done every single day.

Having a weightlifting routine incorporates weightlifting into your daily habits and ensures that it gets done every day. While you may feel like you are committed to doing whatever exercises strike you in the moment, there will be a day that tests your commitment, and chances are that you will excuse yourself from lifting weights because it is not really an automatic thing that you do.

Routines Give You Motivation

When your routine becomes a part of your daily life, and you start seeing results from the routine, you become more motivated to do it. The 'habit' helps you look past other daily distractions (think watching TV or going out to a bar) and focus on things you need to get done (weightlifting routine). In short, you become motivated to get done something you are committed to doing.

Motivation is important because it is the driving force behind all of our successes in life, including weightlifting. If we are not motivated to do something then we are pretty good at avoiding that task at all costs. However, if we have some enthusiasm to get something done, then we go out of our way to make sure that we do get it done.

Routines Produce Better Results

Before you decide on a weightlifting routine, you need to take into consideration your fitness goals. Your routine will be based around your goals, and this helps you get the results you really want.

Because weightlifting routines become habits that you are motivated to work at, you also receive better results from your efforts. The reason you receive better results stems from commitment and motivation. The weightlifting routine is an important part of your daily life, and no results would mean it is a wasted part of your life, which won't happen if you are motivated to do your daily routine.

In addition, when you have weightlifting routines that you can follow throughout the week, you are able to keep track of your weaknesses and your strengths, and clearly see what steps you need to take in order to improve, which of course produces better results.

Weightlifting Routine For Women

How To Develop A Routine

Unless you have been working out for years, it is recommended that you consult with a trainer to help you build a weightlifting routine just for you.

A trainer can help you:

  • Help you determine your long-term fitness goals
  • Target the muscles you want to strengthen
  • Help motivate you into doing your routine
  • Provide a ton of useful insight into fitness that you probably don't already know
  • Help you work around your schedule to ensure you get the best workout possible.

In addition, when you pay money for a trainer, you will instantly feel more invested and motivated to do your weightlifting routines. There is something about exchanging money that makes you feel more committed, and commitment will be needed to succeed for the first little while.

Seeking Help Elsewhere

If you don't want to hire a trainer, then hire a trainer on DVD. Almost every popular trainer out there has a workout video, and you can take advantage of those cheaper prices and do the workouts in your home

You will notice though that real popular training DVD's can be pricy. It is important to remember that they are still cheaper than hiring a trainer, and you will receive a lot of valuable tips and motivation - even though the trainer is not there with you.

Plus, some people just like following along with the workout. I know my husband and I are motivated by the people in the video, with their big arms and ability to go on and on and on.

Mike Chang On YouTube - Freebie Alert!

Mike Chang is an awesome guy to turn to when you are trying to build a weightlifting routine. He is on YouTube (and he does have some workout videos for sale), but he does a lot of free stuff on YouTube that is insanely valuable - meaning, he should be charging for it.

I guess that is why he has over 1.6 million subscribers.

If you are looking to workout in any way, shape, or form, then you have to check out his videos. Following is a video for arms, which I'm sure we all want to work on. ;)

Mike Chang On YouTube

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In the end, weightlifting routines help you stay more committed and motivated to your workouts, and they also provide better results.

Find a weightlifting routine that works for you, whether you discover it from a personal trainer, a video, or off YouTube, and incorporate it into your everyday life.


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      Kari 3 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      Yeah teaches, that Mike Chang has quite an audience - with good reason!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Thanks for the introduction to Mike Chang. He looks like someone who knows what he's talking about! The video was pretty detailed and helpful. I do keep a regular weight lifting routine but need to mix it up now and then. Great advice on this practice!