Weight Training Programs for Men
Getting real results from your weight training all comes down to having a solid weight training program. Today, I’m reviewing some of my best weight training programs, specifically designed for men!
But before I get to my favorite programs and routines, I want to review the basic principles of any good workout program. Making the right decisions about these factors is an important step to implementing any good and effective program.
1. Frequency – First, you need to decide how often you’re going to be hitting the gym. Generally the first thing you need to think of here is your available time. If you don’t have the time to commit to 5 days a week, then don’t plan on it. You’ll only be setting yourself up for failure. But no matter your goals, I always recommend aiming for 3-5 days a week.
2. Intensity – Intensity is where your goals play a much bigger role in your workout program. How intense you want to get really depends on the results you want to see. If you want to see significant results fast, then I recommend workouts of 45 minutes to an hour in length. For general health and fitness, 30 minutes will do.
3. Focus – Do you want to train only 1 or 2 muscle groups each day? Or do you prefer the variety and results of full body or upper/lower body split workouts? In most cases, if you’re looking for serious results, I recommend getting a little more focused.
4. Number of Repetitions – Number of reps should vary depending on your intended outcome. If you’re trying to pack on the mass and build strength, you want to lower your reps to the 6-8 range (per set) or even lower. To improve your fat burning results, increase your reps to somewhere in the 12-15 range, or simply keep things balanced in the 8-12 rep range.
5. Number of Sets – Lastly, you need to decide on number of sets. This is related to intensity in a number of ways, as well as your available time and your workout goals. If you’re looking for serious results in either the fat burning or muscle building arenas, getting out 4 or even 5 sets for some exercises can be very effective. But if your goals are less extreme, the traditional 2 or 3 sets will do. Something is always better than nothing!
Okay, now let’s take a look at some hard-hitting weight training programs for men…