An important thing to be borne in mind when choosing a body building routine is to check, on the basis of actual hard data how successful this kind of program has been. It is better in such cases not to rely on the instruction manual, the advertiser’s brochure, or the instructor’s own advice.
Apart from that, it is the following information that must be sought after:
- Training load
- Progress monitoring
- Recovery periods
A trial and error approach is never the safest bet. Before embarking on a body building routine, it is essential to find out the course the entire program would follow over the several weeks that it is to be applied. It is also essential to find out how will the work load be shifted over the entire program. It is also important to monitor progress through several channels. Only weighing oneself might not be enough. Measurements must be taken regularly too.
Recovery periods must be actively taken care of in the entire body building routine. A senseless training and working out during the entire program without adequate rest is not going to prove effective. It becomes essential, hence, to chalk out the entire program before hand with well spaced out rest periods in the middle.
The next important step is to find out if the particular body building program chosen is the one that would be suitable to the person concerned in terms of age, experience with such kinds of programs earlier, etc.
Lastly, it is important to understand that a body building routine may affect different people in different ways. Hence, trying out a program just on the basis of the fact that it worked out for some one else, is not the right approach to take. Everyone has a unique and different body type, and this fact must be respected and very well understood before starting out on such programs.