(Apologies this wouldn’t post for me yesterday for some reason, so here we are! Enjoy.)
Hello I was thinking about some new series that I kinda want to start on my blog, but I am not really sure. Let me fire some out and please lemme know in the comments what you think and any ideas etc!
Firstly, “Workout Wednesday”- which is today’s post. Could this be a new thing? Would people be interested? I am not really sure where it could lead etc.
I am also thinking about doing a “Food Friday’s” once a month where I talk about a meal I have cooked or even things I bake etc. But lemme know what you guys think and any ideas or how you feel?
So the “run” down for today… (get it “run” cause its a workout haha, I am so silly)
Today I decided it was a gym day (sometimes I do a home workout, or go for a run etc). Therefore, lets talk about my gym routine and hopefully I can inspire or help some of you guys.
*Disclaimer I am no expert so if you need advice definitely talk to professionals or trainers that specialise in this thing*
Firstly it is always good to establish what you want to achieve at the gym on that day. For example, do you just want to focus on one part of your body that day, or do you want to just do a bit of everything. Today for me it is going to be a leg and arm day…
Normally when I get into the gym I like to warm up my legs, so I like to head straight to the bike and do about 5-10 minutes on there. This will consist of 1 minute sprint and then 1 minute normal riding until the full time is up. But whatever works best for you. I pretty much always do this no matter what body part I am working on.
My routine for today:
- 10 minutes cross trainer
- 10 minutes rowing machine
- ‘Pull down’ machine set of 10 x4
- Leg press machine set of 20 x2
- Leg Extension machine set of 10 x3
- Free weights on matt (normally mix it up but do set of 10 x3)
- 2 mile run on running machine
Ok so that is my work out for today, sometimes I just like to do a bit of everything. Of course it also depends how I am feeling on the day, and this links with how many sets I do and how long etc.
I have really started seeing and feeling how good my body has been after doing this routine (of course I do change it every time I go to the gym). But, also it has really benefited my running as well, and I have got faster and been able to run longer distances much easier.
Just remember on the days you feel not motivated to work out those are normally the days where you have a really good workout. So GO FOR IT, and just rock that work out. If you are a beginner I understand the gym can be daunting, but everyone is there for a reason and we are all in this together in wanting to feel better or tone or lose weight etc so never feel bad or embarrassed. Also ask loads of questions and make sure you are using the right techniques etc because it can help you and obviously will less likely cause an injure.
Also STRETCH!! This one is soo important but worth it. I always stretch everyday, even if I am having a rest day because it just helps my muscles and just helps me get ready for my next workout. Plus like yoga it helps to become more stronger and flexible.
I really hope I can inspire or encourage others in some way, or maybe if you are a feeling a change in your routine then hopefully this will help. This is just an all over the place post but if I do decide this is a thing I will try to theme the ‘Workout Wednesday’s’ posts more e.g. home work outs, focusing on one area of the body etc.
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