You're ready to work out. Maybe you're an experienced athlete, or perhaps you just recently gave up the recliner and set aside the bowl of chips to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Either way, your goal is to take the one body you've been given and make it look and work its best.
There are countless reasons to chase this goal. Staying active can help you avoid major illnesses such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, give you more energy and make you feel happier. Endorphins anyone? Looking buff certainly doesn't hurt when it comes to impressing the ladies, either. But in order to optimize your body, you need to optimize your workout plan.
Read on for pointers on becoming a lean, mean, healthy machine.