Building Up The Initial Bodybuilding Program

There are several factors that must be considered in the preliminary stages of a bodybuilding program. These factors constitute the mandatory considerations that determine the effectiveness of a bodybuilding program long after the beginner handles have been overcome. How well a body builder considers each of these factors, determine the dependability of the foundational stages upon which later stages of a bodybuilding program are reliant. We are calling this the initial bodybuilding program simply because it must be revised in context of eventualities encourse the program implementation.

The first of these factors is the objective of training. If a body builder intends to loose body fat, to gain body weight, to build muscle mass or to amplify muscle strength, the respective bodybuilding program will be totally different. In coming up with the initial bodybuilding program, a bodybuilding beginner must consider the goals the he or she has in mind, for it is upon this backdrop that he or she will formulate an action plan.

After identifying the goals of the training program, the next step is to identify a training schedule that will yield the attainment of such objectives. This involves coming up with a strategic plan of bringing the objectives into reality. It constitutes identifying specific exercises, their intensity level and frequency in true perspective of the time available between the beginning of the program and the attainment of the objectives. The training schedule must develop in correspondence with accumulative gains in both muscle mass and strength such that the ability of the body to adapt to the training is always equal to the demands placed on it.

The ultimate training objective must also be broken down to short-term goals achievable within short durations. These short term goals take relatively brief time frames to achieve but they accumulatively add up to the greater goals of a training program. The training schedules are therefore set out in stages, each of which targets the achievement of the short-term goals and accumulatively, the achievement of the ultimate objective of a bodybuilding program.

The individual exercise needed to yield target results are identified, the number of training sessions within a week determined, the number of sets for a particular exercise in each workout session figured out, and the number or reps per set detailed. Such decisions are based on the intensity level that the body can handle progressively, and which will enable the achievement of the preset objectives.

After that, the dietary requirements of the body are determined by considering the energy levels able to fuel the preset exercise regimes and the protein ration necessary to enable growth of new muscles after maximal growth stimulation. The diet regimen must also include the other necessary minerals to comprehensively enable body health and muscle growth. These include such minerals as vitamins, vital in disease prevention, and other compounds like iron and magnesium that build up a strong and healthy physique. To be fully comprehensive, the diet regimen must include a supplementation retinue that ensures maximal prevision of nutrients, even those that are not easily found in ordinary foods.