How Do I Really train? What Should I be doing?

So it’s Monday. I love Mondays its a day where we can get back into full swing.

 

Although after a busy weekend (getting that work and life balance) it can be harder for all of us. Typically I ensure I have my own downtime at the weekend and make sure I am away from the gym for one full day.

This weekend was filled with smiles and laughter. I went into London both Friday evening to spend the night with a best friend and her mum which was lovely we made the most of sitting outside people watching and relaxing with a couple of drinks.

Then the Saturday was fun with my mum, will cover why in a next blog. It includes Make-up and a way to save yourself time

Sunday was different I went over to the Essex county outdoor fair. I gave clay pigeon shooting a go, I was not very good but would certainly do it again. The point here is don’t let anything beat you. If you pick something up and fail, the most successful individuals in life fail more times over before they actually succeed!

Although I was busy, I ensured I got my session on Sunday morning. For most of you reading this, if your weekdays are manic set yourself an hour on either a Saturday or Sunday. This way you will feel more relaxed and most probably get possibly more out of the session.

Most of you probably moan that you don’t have time to go to the gym? What if I Told you I train just 4 times per week? Of course, if I wanted to train 6 times a week I could but I would rather have a balanced lifestyle just like you. In fact, this week will be three as I have given myself an extra days rest.

“My mantra with training is quality certainly over quantity. Training every day is never a cool thing to do if you want a healthy body.”

And for many of you, I certainly wouldn’t suggest you train 4 times per week. I class training as a solid programmed session other elements of activity I class as things such as Classes or walking, jogging and use of the cross trainer.

If you are new to the gym then, of course, ensure you find your feet and use the gym floor 2 sessions per week, then plus on a cardio session or find a class that you enjoy.

 

After a couple of weeks, I would then suggest you increase your Training or increase the intensity so this could be as simple as introducing a warm-up set before actual working sets on a machine per say. If you are female training mostly legs will be beneficial to you and if you’re a guy working on chest and back.

 

Gents: Suggested Workout for you:

3 Back exercises (machine Based)

2 Chest exercises

1 Shoulders Push movement

2 exercises 1 core and 1 used for a specific area you wish to target. This could be where you place your arms.

*each exercise targeting 3 sets which are classed as a group of 8-12 repetitions. Then rest for 45 secs-1 minute

Ladies: Suggested Workout for you:

3 leg exercises (machine Based)

2 Back exercises

1 Upper Body Push movement

2 exercises 1 core and 1 used for a specific area you wish to target.

*each exercise targeting 3 sets which are classed as a group of 8-12 repetitions. Then rest for 45 secs-1 minute

 

Me personally I cannot say my training schedule for this week will not be far off of that. Try giving this a go but the importance of having a plan is key to progression and monitoring how you can keep enjoying the journey.

Second to that is that you enjoy what you doing. If you have found this helpful in any way or would like me to answer any questions please contact me and I would love to help you.

 

Jo x

 

 

 

 

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