First of all I have to mention that not everyone who calls themselves a bodybuilder is a success story. Of course you can come across a lot of people who have the “to die for” body but not all of them are ever really as successful at it as you might think. It takes so much more than your hard work and determination to succeed in bodybuilding, and most importantly you have to be aware of and embrace the bodybuilding lifestyle for you to have a shot at success. Many are the times when you may have been told that it will take so much more than just hard work, and believe me, this is so true.

When you are preparing yourself for bodybuilding, you have to take into consideration the fact that you will be working the rest of your body, not just the muscles. Even if you want to work out your muscles, the rest of your body has to be a part of this in one way or the other. The mind, the body and the soul all have to go hand in hand if you are to gain any success and this is a very important thing that you should never take for granted. You must be mentally prepared for all the hard work that you are going to be subject to, and it is only when you are able to do this that you will be able to enjoy the success you desire so much.

First you have to draw up a plan of action. Your plan should be guided by your objectives or the goals that you plan to achieve. Everybody has goals and if by any chance you have none or you have not figured them out yet, you are surely going about this the wrong way. Always keep your goals in sight and you will be better placed to succeed. There are some decent workout tips that you can include into your schedule if perhaps you are not well prepared for this. You can work different parts of your body every other day until you achieve your results. You cannot expect to come in the gym one day and work everything at the same time; you will be so fatigued at the end of it all, and you might even strongly consider quitting altogether. However, quitting is one of the few words that do not exist in the bodybuilding vocabulary, so you really have to stay focussed.

The first set of exercises that you should plan for is to work the chest, the abs and the triceps. Well, that is a very common workout plan; even those who do not have a plan will always find themselves working this way. This does not mean however that it is okay not to have a plan. Next you can work some squats, calves and your hamstrings, then finally work on your biceps, your abs again, the shoulders and your back. Do not forget to work some cardio every week, at least dedicate some three hours to this.