My Workout Routine

As I’ve said elsewhere on this site, I feel that routine is everything to maintain a fit lifestyle. The more automatic your lifestyle choices become, the easier it is to stick to them. The same is true with your excerise routine – if I walk into the gym knowing what I want to accomplish that day, then the chances of having a really good workout are much higher because I can “see the goalposts” and know when I’ve reached the finish line.

This is a breakdown of what my weekly workout routine tends to look like. I’ll readily admit that my cardio stinks and I need to improve in that area – I simply hate running or any significant cardio-focused activity in general. But I am working on improving, and I’ve naturally improved my cardio as I’ve lost weight from my peak of 259lbs.

Firstly, I do not usually exercise on the weekend. I may take a long walk, but no weightlifting or serious cardio. So my routine goes from Monday through Friday. I experimented with a Saturday workout for a while, but rest is important – and I find that my weekday workouts seem more productive if I’ve had a two-day weekend to rest.

I won’t list specific exercises, as my workout regiment tends to shift from week to week – but I do focus on specific muscle groups in a routine (you can see the workouts I generally choose from in the My Current Numbers section).


MONDAY

Weightlifting: Chest, Biceps, Shoulders, Lower Back, Calf Raises

Aerobic: Crunches, Abdominal Twists, 10 minutes on Stairmaster at high speed

TUESDAY

Weightlifting: Legs, Triceps, Upper Back

Aerobic: Crunches, 15 minutes on treadmill at 3.7mph with incline level 9

WEDNESDAY

Weightlifting: Chest, Biceps, Shoulders, Lower Back, Calf Raises

Aerobic: Crunches, Abdominal Twists, 10 minutes on Stairmaster at high speed

THURSDAY

Weightlifting: Legs, Triceps, Upper Back

Aerobic: Crunches, 15 minutes on treadmill at 3.7mph with incline level 9

FRIDAY

Weightlifting: Chest, Biceps, Shoulders, Lower Back, Calf Raises

Aerobic: Crunches, Abdominal Twists, 10 minutes on Stairmaster at high speed


As you can see, not a lot of variance in general. I do switch things up here and there, but I tend to stick to this general plan – and it’s been working for me. My strength has increased significantly along with great bulk in muscle mass, along with shedding a lot of bady fat. I feel great, too.

NEXT: My Diet

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