One says this, another says that. But there’s actually no one schedule that can fit for anybody. You basic body building schedule will depend greatly on many variables especially on time allotment and how much body building you really need.
The key point in a schedule is that it must be the one, which is both consistent and appropriate. With this said, you must follow your schedule religiously. If this is your workout day then never skip it. It will only be then that your workout schedule will be effective, if you yourself have followed it from beginning to end. Be disciplined! Never succumb to the tired feeling of laziness. Before you even start your body building schedule, be aware that it is going to be difficult. Hence a little sacrifice truly pays in the end.
Moreover, an appropriate workout schedule that is suitable to your need must be followed. If you are a beginner, then you must follow a light program and not just go directly to heavy weight lifting. Thus, for starters the recommended schedule for you to follow is something that alternates some degree of a day-long of rest between each body workout.
As to the schedule proper, it is best to start your first day with a workout that is directed towards your upper body. The next day, it is now advisable to have some aerobic exercises to let all oxygen come into your system. On the third day, the opposite of day 1 will follow. This time, the focus will be on working out your lower body. Then the same alternating pattern follows for the entire week.
A free day of once a week is recommended after every cycle. Especially for beginners, this day is integral to allow growth and reparation of your sore muscles. This is the exact time when the muscles really build up. For your information, muscles grow when they are resting, not when they are being beaten up.
To place it in simple terms, what we are doing in this body building schedule is to establish a variety of exercises that are geared on the development of not just one muscle group. Because our body is a very efficient and intelligent vessel, it can immediately adapt to almost any type of stress that you give it. If you try to focus on only one area for an extended period of time, chances are that you will have a decreasing amount of positive gains as the coming weeks will progress. Hence, a multidimensional approach to body building will be necessary. There will be greater growth and more muscles will tend to grow concomitantly if you try to build different muscle groups almost simultaneously within a week.
This is the basic body building schedule that must be followed. As you progress with your fitness program, it may be necessary to adjust your schedule and increase its intensity. When you will become accustomed to this new schedule, you may even sacrifice your free day and make some short rests on your workout days.