There are so many options when it comes to working out BUT what we all really want to know is WHAT WORKS BEST?
Because the fitness is jam packed with so many fitness hypes how are suppose to know what works and what doesn’t?
How are we supposed to train? How many times a week? What sort of training should we be doing? What sort of weights? What sorts of reps? How much cardio? Should we be running? HELP!!
I literally saw an exercise program where you wear these bouncy shoe things and jump around for 45 minutes?!?!
At the end of the day any exercise program will help you burn calories thus (if eating correctly) helping you drop some weight.
BUT we have come too far to simply want to sweat and drop a couple – we are now at a stage where we want to see improvements in strength, flexibility and movement – we want to be able to do badass things and have our body looking lean and toned.
WE WANT TO CONTINUALLY PROGRESS.
If you are doing the SAME training session EVERY session your body will adapt and you’ll notice at the start your body was changing but after a month or so you’ll plateau because your body is smarter then you think – it remembers the movements, the weights and the reps. IT becomes familiar with the movements and won’t find it difficult anymore.
This is usually where you think it isn’t working (which it isn’t) then quit.
So how do we stop this from happening?
For starters stop going to the gym every day for an hour and doing pointless crap.
You’re wasting your time and dollars.
Hit 4 HARD sessions a week. ***Key word HARD!
I’ve said this before but you can’t just do all cardio or all strength – you need to combine them.
And by strength I mean lift some serious heavy shit – not a pump class with a 15kg barbell that’ll get you know where.
THE IDEAL TRAINING WEEKLY SESSIONS:
Here is a little snippet of what your weeks worth of training SHOULD look like to get continual progression and results AKA hot AF….
Session #1: Lower body focus combining the following: STRENGTH – accessory work – with a 10 minute finisher – 10 minute stretching.
Sessions #2: Upper focus combining the following: Strength – accessory work -with a 10 minute finisher – 10 minute stretching.
Session #3: Hardio (cardio)– Move, sweat and hate life until after the session where you feel epic and sexy AF. 20 minute stretch.
Session #4: Fun shit & 20 minute stretch.
(session 3 & 4 can be switched)
Tel – What the actual f*ck does that even mean?
SESSIONS #1 & #2
Strength = The main lift you want to progress and get stronger with = Squat, deadlift, bench press are the ones I’m working on with my gals atm. And although it is the same strength movement every week it does get varied with different weights, reps and variations of the actual movement (box squats, sumo deads, pause bench press)
Accessory work = The muscles that help get the above lift better – there is so many accessory muscles so every session can be different. Keeping goals in mind is the main focus here!
Finisher = A short sharp 10 minute finisher that will leave you sweaty and your heart pumping out your chest – relate it back to the sessions you just did and use powerful high impact movements e.g sleds, battle rope, skipping, box jump, all kettle bell movements.
Stretch = well that’s pretty self explanatory – if you want to get better this is super important don’t just put effort into the start and fluff off the stretching (unless you want to hurt yourself and become super tight and sore of course!)
1 hour hardio – heartrate goes up and down mix it up every week BUT sweat baby sweat!
1 hour of fun sh*t – training doesn’t have to be and shouldn’t be a choir! Fun sh*t can mean 2 things – 1 You’re in the gym doing exercises you enjoy or want to perfect or want to become more defined for me any carries, core, back and shoulders. OR 2 you’re out of the gym hiking, surfing, walking the dogs, swimming, yoga – trying something fun and new. It is a great way to spend your weekends and it can be done with family or friends (and fur babies).
Tel – Okay so I get sessions #3 and #4 but in sessions #1 & #2 how many reps should I do and how many sets should I do? And how do I know which exercise are best for me? And how do I do those exercises?
IF you are a HEARTCORE girl reading this – DW I’ve got all the complicated stuff in your two HEARTCORE sessions already you just need to get there and make sessions 3 & 4.
IF you aren’t a HEARTCORE girl – I work off percentages and rep ranges to get the most out of my girls, I look for weak points and improve them to turn my girls into lean, strong, fast weapons. Make sure EVERY exercise relates back to your main goal – never just do any exercise for the hell of it – it needs to have a purpose or what’s the point?
Want specifics on the IDEAL TRAINING PROGRAM perfect for you?
Watch this space because in the up coming months I’ll be working on releasing E-books/webpage/forum for y’all based on YOUR personal goals with the rep ranges, percentages, food guides and workouts. All done can be home at your own time in your home or gym (yew!)
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Stay Strong & Stretch,