Weight lifting routines are defined here at WLC as single workouts.
Most of the time these “routines” are designed for a major muscle group — that's it.
You might see a routine listed somewhere, either in a magazine, book, or internet, that says:
“Try this chest building routine!” or “Mass Building Bicep Routine.”
Don't fall for any of these routines. I don't care how great the man or woman looks who is advertising the routine.
They've probably never done the routine themselves. They take advantage of people who think they can look just like them if they follow this same routine.
There's a lot more to looking great than a single bicep workout routine or chest workout routine. Actually, much more.
Weight Lifting Routines Are Worthless When Compared To A Good Weight Lifting Program
Weight lifting routines and weight training routines are the same in my book.
One of the reasons so many people become frustrated with lifting weights and working out is because they see these huge guys with muscles popping out everywhere in these magazines or these slim and sexy women with six pack abs.
They read about a routine from this guy or girl with an amazing body. They do the routine and wonder why they aren't starting to look that amazing.
An example of some off the wall chest building routine might look like this:
- 3 sets of Incline Bench Press superset with 3 sets of Incline Bench Flyes
- 3 sets of Dumbell Pullovers superset with 3 sets of Parallel Dips
- 3 sets of Cable Flyes drop set
You do the above weight lifting routine and you get this huge pump in your chest and arms. You look in the mirror and you're in wow about how much better you look at that moment.
The pump of blood in your muscles have given you a false feeling of achievement.
A pump has been proven to not be a muscle building factor, but you see how much better you look in the mirror.
Later, the pump leaves and you look the same. You continue to do the same routine to give you that pumped look. And you continue to get no where because you aren't progressing in any way, shape, or form.
You Must Have a Way to Measure Progress Between Workouts
Why on earth would you trust in that chest routine above? How do you measure you're progression? Do you just do this routine once as designed and hope you build some chest muscle?
Yeah right… that's not going to happen.
There's no weight progression over time, and there's absolutely no way to measure your progress. I guess you could set something up to do this routine over time and progress in weight, but who's going to help you with that? The inventor of the routine didn't bother to give you any weight lifting guidelines for doing that.
Do you think they really care? I really doubt it.
The amazing looking guys and girls in those magazines more than likely didn't even write the article and have never done that routine in their life!!! Seriously.
To get that body, I guarantee you they had a plan and progressed in their weight lifting efforts. That's what we're going to do here at Weight Lifting Complete. We're going to develop plans that work, and we'll execute them perfectly.
You Need To Have An Intelligently Designed Workout Plan
Most weightlifting routines do not have a plan for the long term. You must have a long term plan for progressing in weight lifted and number of reps lifted.
If you don't have that, you're not going to build musch muscle at all. You may get some beginner muscle gains at first, but you'll soon become stuck!!!
When you become stuck, you'll start to become frustrated and wonder why you aren't seeing any more muscle gains. You aren't seeing any more muscle gains because you never had a plan. Workout routines don't have plans. Good weight lifting programs do have a plan for you to progress.
Besides a weight lifting plan, you need to have a diet plan, a cardio plan, and a stretching plan along with other important components.
From there, you can start to plan goals and figure out how you're going to design your weight lifting program to meet those goals. You're probably wondering how you're going to be able to do that.
The Weight Lifting Complete System For Building Muscle And Burning Fat
Weight Lifting Complete is designed to help you along the way. We'll be your complete guide to designing your very own weight lifting program that includes everything you'll need to make the best progress of your life.
Weight training routines have no place in your plan.
Single workout routines aren't going to do anything for you. You have to think longer term. We plan for the long term here.
We take a single compound exercise for a major muscle group and do that exercise 3 times per week. We work on progressing on that single exercise for the entire weight lifting cycle.
The WLC System is designed to help you progress.
Lifting heavier weights in the muscle building rep ranges of WLC will build you the muscle you want and need to burn more calories and burn more fat.
With WLC, you'll start to see that body developing in the mirror that all of those routines promise in their advertisements. No tricks here. The WLC System takes hard work.
Hard work gets you that body you want. You'll need to plan and execute.
Be consistent in your plan and execution and you'll be there before you know it. Any goals are achievable with the WLC System. You will succeed.