Thursday, January 15, 2015

Beginning Your Gym Routine

We continue our discussion from our last blog post, Starting a New Gym Membership, and focus on beginning a gym routine. When new to working out, or starting a new routine, remember to go at your own pace and listen to your body. Also, take advantage of the staff and use the free personal training session they offer new members. Trainers will guide you and advise you on proper techniques.
Having a structured workout routine is not just for those new to the gym scene. Following a predetermined plan makes it more likely that you will have a well-rounded routine, allowing for maximum benefit from your gym time.

This routine is very balanced, hitting all muscle groups. It is designed for both upper and lower body days. Between each set, rest 30-45 seconds to give your heart rate a chance to come down to properly complete the next set.

Weight Machine Circuit Gym Workout

Upper Body

  • Chest Press
  • Seated Row
  • Overhead Press
  • Lat Pull Down
  • Bicep Curl
  • Triceps Extension

Lower Body

  • Leg Extension
  • Leg Curl
  • Inside Thigh (Adduction Machine)
  • Outside Thigh (Abduction Machine)
  • Leg Press
  • Calf Raise

Break the upper and lower body circuits into two different workouts done on two different days. It works really well to train the upper body while the lower body is still sore, and vice-versa.

Example Workout Program:

  • Monday: Lower Body Circuit
  • Tuesday: Upper Body Circuit
  • Wednesday: Rest or Cardio & Core Exercises
  • Thursday: Lower Body
  • Friday: Upper Body
  • Saturday: Optional Cardio
  • Sunday: Rest
The full article can be read at: http://www.fitnessblender.com/articles/weight-machine-workout-routines-printable-gym-workout-plans  

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