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How to Develop a Basic Weightlifting Workout

Learn how to develop a basic weightlifting workout from expert Skip La Cour with this Howcast bodybuilding video.


My name is Skip La Cour; I am a 6-time national champion, drug-free bodybuilder. You can learn how to improve your bodybuilding and training efforts by visiting my websites,, And today I'm going to talk to you about bodybuilding. Developing a basic workout. When you want to create a workout plan the first thing you need to do is decide, make a commitment to how many days a week you're going to work out, and I would suggest that be anywhere from three days a week all the way up to six days a week. Now remember the fewer days you work out the more work or volume you'll need to do in each one of those workouts.

Once you've committed to how many days a week you are going to train, whether that's three days a week or six days a week, then you'll need to structure which body parts you're going to train. There are major body parts such as your chest, your back, your shoulders, your arms, your legs, and there's minor body parts like your abs, your calves, and your forearms. You'll need to create a structured plan so that each workout has a specific plan before you can step into the gym, you'll need to choose between three and six exercises for that body part. When you choose those exercises you should shoot for two to three sets for every exercise. When you are doing that particular set, for bodybuilding, although there's many different strategies and theories, I suggest that you choose to shoot for six to eight repetitions for every one of those sets.

When you train with focus and intensity your basic work should last no longer than an hour and that's great place to start.

So those are the basic requirements and things to consider when you're creating a basic bodybuilding and training workout routine now if you want to find out more specific information creation a bodybuilding training routine visit my website at

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