Ask several bodybuilders and you will get several workout routines. Workouts are different for every bodybuilder. However, there are elements in creating the best strength training workout routine consistently found in the workouts of successful bodybuilders.
Warming up should be part of your routine. It helps the blood flowing and prepares the muscles to be more responsive and more flexible in turn making them less prone to injury during the exercise. Ten minutes of aerobic activity are enough, but you could add more minutes according to your needs. Some of the most popular way to warm up is running, cycling or rowing. Aerobic activities are usually followed by a series of stretching to make the muscles even more supple and responsive. Do some extra stretches for the main muscle groups that are going to be used in the workout that day.
If you want to build muscle, exercise the supporting muscle groups on the same day so that you can then rest them on the same day also. There should be 48 hours of rest for each muscle group. This means rotating your work outs around the various muscle groups so that you can hit different groups on different days. Train your lower body on the first day, then the upper body on the second day, and train your arms on the third day.
Workouts should last for an hour, but not more than two hours. If you have the time, split the workouts into two slots and train twice a day at different times. Training more than an hour would not help to build muscles. The muscles would just become harder and not bigger. This kind of training is called endurance training. Usually, athletes do these to improve their game play. However, in some cases endurance training helps patients to strengthen their body organs.
If you get bored from your routine, you can try varying exercises within your workout, by swapping one out for another every few months. Another way to stop boredom is by increasing the weights.
You don’t need to complicate things. Keep your workouts simple and realistic as much as possible. Don’t overexert and do as many exercise in one day, do only the ones that you enjoy and you will get maximum benefit from them.