The Excercise Bank has 1300 different excercises for you to try. Obviously, you don't have to do all of them. Instead,
take inspiration from the given movements to craft your own workout routine. But, how do you make an effective workout plan?
Follow some of the steps below to discover how you can craft a workout plan that fits your own personal needs, and is able to maximize your physical potential.
- State a Goal
First, you have to determine what your starting point is. How often do you workout? What's your current activity level?
To measure fitness level, you can use tools such as the Body Fat Calculator or BMI Calculator. Also, you could think to yourself:
Your answer to these questions could greatly impact what your end goal is. Do you want to loose fat? Gain muscle? Gain cardiovascular endurance?
Once you have an end goal in mind, write it down! You need to be both mentally and physically prepared to reach your destination!
Now, you need to consider equipment avalible to you? Do you have a gym membership? If not, what things do you have access to. You can check the excercise bank to see
which pieces of equipment are nessecary for which specific excercises. At the end of the day, it's entirely O.K. to have a workout routine with no equipment. Bodyweight movements rule!
Now, the real fun begins! Go to your calender and mark which days you want to workout on.
Then, using the information from the first two points, select some excercises that target different muscle groups.
Although you can curate the selection of excercises to your preference, my opinion is to divide your workout days like so:
- How many pushups can you do?
- Can you run a mile without loosing your breath?
- How flexible are you? (Can you touch your toes without bending your knees, etc.)
Make sure to start slowly, gradually building strength and endurance. If you ever feel too sore, sick or tired to workout, skip that day! Skipping a workout isn't the end of the world. Rest is very important too!
Now, every day you should be writing down what exact excercises you're doing, and how many sets/reps you are doing of them. Over time, it's ideal to maintain a log of all
excercises you've done since you started your fitness journey. Then, you can make sure you're gaining strength in certain movements as you progress. It's also important to vary the excercises you're doing week by week. You don't want to be stuck
doing the same thing all the time!
All in all, just remember to have fun! Excercise is about becoming the best version of yourself, mentally and physically.
- Quads (front of legs).
- Glutes and Hamstrings (back of legs)
- "Push" Muscles (Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps)
- "Pull" Muscles (Back and Biceps)
- Core (Abs and Low Back) (However, you don't really need to make this a seperate day...)
However, if you feel that you're still unsure about where to begin, try out our Workout Generator, to see some examples of effective workout splits.