My starting workout…

My starting workout...

I thought i would share my very first workout with you guys as i always used to do classes at my gym because i either didn’t know what to do or i got bored, gave up and went home. As a girl i always went to the gym and seen woman on the cardio machines and men on the free weights and machines, as a woman i felt intimidated to go into the ‘mens section’ until a few month ago i read that lifting weights also burns fat as well as cardio and with a great routine you can have a toned body all over from free weights, cardio and machines. The workout I’m going to put below worked really well for me as i trained with this for about 3 months changing up my weight and reps and i always left the gym knowing i had worked hard. This would work great for someone just getting into fitness and wanting to define the whole body.

DAY 1 – legs and biceps
Squat with barbell or smiths machine – 3 sets 10 reps
Leg extension machine – 3 x 10
Leg curl machine 3 x 10
Standing calf raises (weighted) 3 x 20
Barbell curls 3 x 10
Alternating dumbbell curls 3 x 10
Bicep cable curl 3 x 10
Followed by 20 – 60 minutes cardio of your choice.

DAY 2 – Chest and Shoulders
Start with 20 – 60 minute cardio
Pec flies 3 x 10
Incline bench press 3 x 10
Dumbbell pullovers 3 x 10
Overhead press 3 x 10
Front and side dumbbell raises 3 x 10

DAY 3 – Back and Triceps
Lat pulldown 3 x 10
Cable rows 3 x 10
Dumbbell rows 3 x 10 (each arm)
Tricep rope pulldown 3 x 10
Seating dips 3 x 10
High intensity interval train for 20 – 60 minutes

DAY 4 – Legs and Biceps
Warm up for 8 minutes (bike, walk, etc)
lunges 3 x 20 (each leg)
Straight leg deadlift 3 x 10
Seated calf raise with weight 3 x 20
Preacher curls 3 x 10
Assisted chin ups 3 x 10
20 – 30 minutes cardio

DAY 5 – Chest, Shoulders and Triceps
20 minutes cardio
Flat bench press 3 x 10
Decline bench press 3 x 10
Alternating dumbbell forward raises 3 x 10
Overhead press 3 x 10
Tricep kick back 3 x 10
End with 20 minutes cardio

…And congrats thats your first week done, allow 2 days off for recovery then start fresh the next week. Try to change your routine every 6 – 8 weeks. I did this routine to lose body fat, tone up and it worked a treat for me obviously now i’m waiting to gain more muscle mass i have changed my routine to suit that but this was a great kick start and got me into the swing of getting up and getting my lazy ass to the gym.

I hope you like the routine, and very soon I’m also going to put a food plan up that i used with this particular workout.

Alicia xxx

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7 thoughts on “My starting workout…

  1. Started this work out programme this week thanks to you and already feeling the benefits, looking forward to day 4 tomorrow. Your my fitness guru šŸ™‚ xx

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