If you know exactly what you want, scroll down to the list of workout routines below and see what suits your needs. Modify and tweak them if necessary to get the most out of it for you. Or, if the concept of workout routines is new, or you want to inject a little oomph into your workouts, then consider exactly what you want to get from all your hard work. What is your ultimate goal? Do you want to run a marathon? Or lose those extra pounds that magically appeared around your waist, butt, and thighs? Or do you want to gain weight? Whatever your ultimate goal, you’ll need a set of workout routines that suits your specific needs. Notice how I said set of routines? That’s because a single training session is considered a single routine, and you’ll never be able to achieve your ultimate goal and total fitness by repeating the same single routine over and over again. It just won’t happen.
Getting Started with Your Workout Routines
If weight loss is your goal, your routines will lean more heavily towards aerobic exercise. Or HIIT training is another excellent fat burner. Fast walking, hill walking, jogging/running, cycling, swimming, dance classes, aerobic classes, circuit training. Or any mixture of these. Anything to get your heart rate up. If you mix these up, there will be less chance of you becoming injured. Of course, if you’re aiming for a marathon, there’s no option but to clock up the mileage. However, you’ll still have to follow a dedicated progressive routine. Gaining weight – muscular weight – requires heavier resistance training. If you do too much aerobic training whilst in a weight gain phase, you’ll burn off too many calories. Weight gain will become impossible. However, there should always be a certain amount of aerobic training. If you’re training for a specific event, such as a 10K race or half marathon, you’ll be focusing much more on aerobic exercise. You’ll be working a little harder and for greater periods of time than if you were trying to lose weight. But no matter what your ultimate goal, your routines should encompass the four main components of health-related fitness: aerobic capacity, strength, flexibility, and body composition.
Beyond the Training
Your workouts are only part of the story. You have to think beyond the exercise. Your exercise should be coupled with an appropriate diet for your ultimate goal. If it’s weight loss, you’ll follow a calorie restricted diet. If weight gain is your thing, you’ll have to increase your calories in the form of proteins and some carbs. And so on. And remember this one . . . your routines must also be enjoyable! If not, you’ll soon get bored and jack it in. If you do all this, keeping injury free, you’ll soon achieve your ultimate goal! Take a look at the routines below for some ideas.