Wednesday, 6 April 2016

My Weekly Fitness Routine

Today I wanted to share with you my weekly fitness routine. My fitness posts always seem to go down pretty well so I wanted to share!


(*Disclaimer- I am not a personal trainer, this is just my own personal workout routine that I have created myself. I am not saying that this will work for everyone this is just what personally works for me.)

I've always been pretty active and enjoyed working out, but I only started working out consistently in the summer of 2014 and I have loved the way it has made me feel ever since.

My workout routine consists of a combination of strength training (lifting weights), Cardio (HIIT and LISS) and plyometric training.



Monday: Leg day. It is everyones most dreaded day so I get the pain over first day of the week! 

For leg day I don't train with heavy weights simply because my legs build very easily and I'm only 5ft 4, I'm not saying that this is the case with everyone this is just my own choice! I enjoy to train my legs more with plyometric circuits. Plyometrics or 'Plyo' is simply Jump Training, they are exercises that which muscles apply maximum force in short intervals of time, so these exercises are not only muscle building but fat burning too.

I follow my leg workout with 20-30 minutes of LISS training - High incline walking on the treadmill. 


Tuesday: Shoulders. This used to be my most dreaded day when I first started working out because I didn't have very strong shoulders, but now after almost 2 years and I'm finally seeing results it is now my favourite body part to train! 

My whole shoulder workout it completed using dumbbells, I do not lift incredibly heavy on shoulder day just because I do not want to cause any injuries and I prefer to burn out the muscles with low weight high rep!

My shoulder workout is followed by 10 minutes of HIIT on the stepper and 20 minutes of LISS - High incline walking on the treadmill.


Wednesday: Glutes and Hamstrings. My Second Favourite day! Who doesn't love some shapely glutes and hammies?! I've tried a few different ways of growing my glutes and the most effective for me was lifting heavy! I thank lifting heavy weights for building my base and now enjoy more of a lighter weight training with high reps. I just love to burn out my muscles! 

I like to complete a circuit style of training for my glutes and hamstrings, which includes; Curtsey lunges, squats, donkey kicks, straight legged deadlifts and more!


Thursday: Arms. Another day where I like to complete circuits, my arm workout consists of again - light weight high rep! My circuit will consist of shoulder press, bicep curls, tricep dips and more! 

Your arm has different Muscles you can train so it's important to make sure you target them all for the best results!

My arm workout is followed by 10 minutes of HIIT on the stepper and 20 minutes of LISS training - high incline walking on treadmill. I always complete my HIIT on upper body days so that my lower body does not get exhausted.


Friday: Abs. So ab training is different for everyone, some people swear by ab training and others have never done a single crunch and they still have abs you could grate cheese on, because yes your diet does play a huge role in how your abdominal appearance. For me a like to train abs because I feel that it gives me a little more definition but more importantly it gives you core strength. You core is your biggest supporter so it's important to look after it! Strengthening your core can help with better posture, improved balance and much more! 

I only like to spend a short amount of time training abs, around 20 mins once a week. I will use a variety of exercises such as bicycle crunches, jackknifes, leg raises and more. Sometimes ab training can get pretty dull so I enjoy switching up my exercises.

My ab workout is followed by 30 minutes of LISS training - high incline walking on treadmill.  




So there we have my weekly workout routine, sometimes it can vary, I may not always fit in my cardio so I always prioritize my strength training over cardio because that is what really helps to shape and sculpt your body!

I truly love working out and it has become a part of my everyday life. It is so important to nourish your body and treat it with respect, so find something you enjoy and get moving! Whether it is walking, dancing, cycling, weight training, anything that gets your heart rate up, just do it, your body will thank you later!

Do you love to workout? What's your style of training? Do you have any fitness/workout tips?

Thanks for reading!

Anastasia 
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  1. Great routine, you can really see the results too. Gemma x
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  2. Thank you so much! Thanks for reading x

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