Following a workout plan is often the way to go if you cant think of new workouts every week. Figuring out what part of your body to work out on which day can be confusing and stressful. I mean, I know everyone always talks about hating leg day, but if I’m honest, I don’t understand the joke.
And that’s why I follow a workout plan whenever I lack inspiration. Here is a sample workout plan so you can get your sweat on without struggling with what to do:
1Monday: Upper Body Strength Training
This workout can be anywhere from 45-60 minutes and is a great way to start your workout week. Here is an excellent upper body workout video:
2Tuesday: Lower Body Strength Training
This workout can be anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes and can focus on any part of your lower body. Here is a great lower body strength training workout that can be done from the comfort of your own home:
3Wednesday: Low Impact Training
Take it light this day by doing something low impact but still effective, like yoga, cycling, or swimming. Follow your high impact days with a low impact day to ensure you don’t stress out and injury your muscles. This workout can be anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.
Following your low impact training day with something more intense is ideal. Try a quick 20 minute HIIT workout for effective results that will get your blood flowing. Here is a great at-home HIIT workout:
5Friday: Total Body Strength Training
This workout can be anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes and should focus on all your main muscles, like your core, back, and glutes. Here is an example of a total body strength training workout that only takes 20 minutes:
Although a HIIT workout is considered cardio, doing something less impact is ideal for this day. Trying going for a run or a bike ride is a great way to get a cardio workout in without tiring your muscles too much.
7Sunday: Rest Days
The phrase “no days off” certainly doesn’t apply to fitness. It’s imperative to have your rest days as you need to give your body the time to recover and rest so that you can be on top of your game for the next week.