My Gym Routine

I try to hit the gym daily if possible. If I’m not able to get to the gym Iย do something at my home or with my daughter. Walks, bike rides, or a home workout.

Here is my gym routine. It’s nothing fancy and there is no specific work out. I try to keep my heart rate up and sweat as much as possible. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I start with a 5-10 min stretch

Next 20-40 Minuets on the treadmill. Low end if I want to spend more time lifting and high end if I want more cardio. I like to spend the first 5 min walking at 3.4-3.8. After the first 5 I like to alternate between walking and jogging (running). I walk at a 3.8 pace forย 2 min, then jog at a 5.6 pace for 2-3 min. I do this until I hit the 20, 30, or 40 minuet mark. If you’re a beginner you can do longer walking periods with shorter jogging. Here is how I built up my endurance.

*Walk-Run Treadmill Goals*

Week 1 Walk for 4 Run for 1

Week 2 Walk for 4 Run for 1

Week 3 Walk for 4 Run for 2

Week 4 Walk for 3 Run for 2

Week 5 Walk for 3 Run for 2

Week 6 Walk for 3 Run for 3

Week 7 Walk for 3 Run for 3

Week 8 walk for 2 Run for 3

After treadmill time I lift. I try to do a little bit of everything each day rather than focusing on just arms, or just legs. The gym I go to has weights and machines. I usually do some legs workouts, then switch to some abs, then arms, and then back and chest. I’m not a professional, this is what works for me. I plan to get into a more detailed lifting post later.

After 30 min to an hour of lifting, I move onto some body weight (floor) exercises. Thanks to Pinterest I have lots of different workouts that I do. Here are a few of the workouts that I use routinely.

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I found these printouts on Pinterest, they are made by blogilates.com. They have al kinds of printable workouts that target specific areas. I like to take a few from each and do a total body workout.

Once I finish the body weight exercises I do a 5 min cool down on the treadmill or 10-15 of stretching. Most of my workouts last 1-2 hours. When I’m feeling really ambitious I’ll do my normal gym time, then after work I will go back to the gym for round 2! I usually do cardio only on the 2nd trip to the gym.

As I said before, I’m no professional, this is just what works for me. I recommend lots of cardio to start and lifting is a must.

Lindsay

 

 

 

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