Bodybuilding For Starters

Bodybuilding For Starters



You’ve undoubtedly been probing the internet for weeks for information on bodybuilding, and as always everyone has something to say about it. But, where do you start? What plan is best for you? Which is better? How soon till I see results? It can all be very overwhelming and these questions most likely are the reasons why you haven’t started yet. Its ok! All these questions are great concerns, because body building isn’t just for looks. It’s for living a healthy lifestyle and just feeling good. Here are a few things to remember when you’re getting ready to plan out a better lifestyle:

  • Firstly, if you haven’t in a while get an annual checkup with your Dr. You need to know about any health issues you may have or could suffer from. Training recommendations. Learning how important Triglycerides, fasting glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure is to follow up on and see your hard works progress. Lastly dieting, what’s good for the body and what’s not.
  • Secondly, clean out all the junk! If you open your kitchen cupboards and all you see is sugar, sugar, and more sugar then, just get rid of it. This will only tempt you to make poor food choices while you’re trying to better yourself.
  • Lastly, Mental. Don’t put yourself down when you make a mistake or don’t reach a goal. Harmful dialogue about yourself is useless to you and your goals. Stay positive be thrilled about small or large victories even if you have to search for them. Stay attentive and know you will make it through.

Now that you’re mentally and healthily prepared the next step is to plan out your exercise. Don’t gear yourself up to work out like Dwayne Johnson or Sylvester Stallone, because you will quite your goal of being a body builder faster than you can say “Rocky”. Remember all the greats had to start somewhere too, same as you! Start off small and more towards your beginner level that you and your Dr would have set. A beginner’s session would look something like this, and you would Perform 2 sets of each exercise for 10-12 reps and rest 1 minute in between sets: (DB=dumbbells)


  • DB Squats
  • DB Bench Press
  • DB Squats
  • DB Pullovers
  • DB Lunges
  • DB Upright Rows
  • DB Curls
  • Leg Extension
  • Lying Leg Curls
  • Calf Raises
  • One Arm Rows
  • Bent Over Lateral Raises
  • Overhead Triceps Extensions