How to write your own workout routine – beginners guide.

You want to start exercising but you don’t know where to start? What to start? Can’t afford a personal trainer?

 

With the amount of free resources out there these days writing a workout routine is something anyone can do. Here are my top tips.

  1. How much time do you want to dedicate to exercise? This isn’t about going all in or going home. Moderation is the hardest thing to learn and I encourage you this time to slowly create a lifestyle around exercise that you can still maintain in 5 years.
  2. What do you enjoy? Weight lifting? Yoga? Running? You can do all 3 if you like. This routine you design yourself will be around enjoyment, not punishment. Gone are the days of 1 hour stair master sessions to work off the bad food.
  3. Stick to your routine – no excuses. If you have created a routine for yourself that fits your lifestyle and time constraints and that you enjoy there are no reasons why you can not commit yourself to the program.

Example:

Monday – 6am Yoga:

30 mins Yoga *Insert YouTube link*

Wednesday – Lunch time run

5k – time goal 30 mins

Friday:

Body weight full body circuit x 3

10 Burpees

10 Jumping lunges

10 Push ups

10 Tricep dips

10 Leg raises

This programming method for beginners is with the aim of making exercise a habit. Once exercise becomes a part of your routine, like brushing your teeth, the sky is the limit. It’s a time where you will discover what you like, what you don’t like and areas of improvement that you will wish to build on. More than often the reasons you start wont be the reasons you continue so keep this in mind in your journey of self discovery.

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