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How to Achieve the Perfect Workout

There are millions of different exercise and workout theories out there and the key is to find the one that works for you and your body. I’m not going to tell you what to do or how to do it; I’m just going to give you some advice for when you’re organizing your workout.

When you begin your workout you should focus on the larger muscles (chest, back, thighs) first because they require more energy, and then move to the smaller muscles last (biceps, triceps, forearms). By organizing your workouts in this order, you will be able to exercise longer, harder, and correctly develop that great physique.

Another big topic is whether to do cardio before or after weights, but I will cover this topic next time. For now I have put together a few exercises in the correct order that may help you organize your workout a little better. Here is a total body workout beginning with the larger muscles and ending with the smaller ones:

I recommend doing three sets of 10 to 20 repetitions!!

November 1st, 2008

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2 Responses to “How to Achieve the Perfect Workout”


Andrew R
Nov 1st, 2008
11:18 pm

Hey Matt,

Do you think that a full body workout is perfect for all levels of fitness? I know you said that you must of course find the best workout routine for your body.

If a person finds that separating the muscle groups works best for them, do you think that organizing from larger muscle groups to smaller muscle groups on a weekly schedule is important? That is, if you do chest on Monday then should you do arms the next day and so on and so forth?

Thanks for the post!

All the Best,

Andrew R
Go Healthy Go Fit


Matt
Dec 9th, 2008
6:42 pm

Good question Andrew, thank you. No, a full body workout is not perfect for all fitness levels. I actually break the muscles down day to day. For example, Monday/Thursday I do chest/back, Tuesday/Friday I do biceps/triceps, and Wednesday I do legs/shoulders and of course abs every day as well. I recommend either doing it that way or doing a total body workout 2-3 days a week. By organizing the muscle groups from large to small allows you be able to work-out longer and harder.