I have to admit something. Over the entire festive season I got a little carried away, was busy and opted for the easy way out, so I ended up putting working out as my last priority. (My body immediately lets me know when I slack!) It was “easier” to skip working out instead of reorganizing my schedule. But as the saying goes a New Year a New Beginning and I am getting my derriere in gear and just developed a new workout schedule. I also have decided to plan a little ahead of time… (sort of) and I am looking to try and get into a really challenging workout program. Keep your ears perked for a potential revisit of Beachbody’s “Insanity” program. (I used this program ages ago and really really really saw a lot of difference within just 3 weeks but I did manage to somehow tweak my knee so I had to stop.) The schedule really does carry its name well… it is made by the INSANE is INSANE and is probably for the INSANE! (I shall update you if I do decide to travel down that road in the next month or two.)
So going back to my new schedule. It is broken up similarly to my other programs. I have my ever so trusty Elliptical workout which I have ramped up A LOT and then I have a mix of body weight, endurance and dumbbell exercises. *If you do not have dumbbells you can replace them with cans of soups, bottles of water or no weights at all. (Just make sure you have a good grip on whatever you use so they do not slip out of your hands and onto your toes!)
I am NOT a Doctor or Physician therefore you should consult your personal Physician or Doctor if you wish to start ANY new form of exercise. I am just providing information for educational purposes and any use thereof is solely at your own risk. The information contained herein is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any manner. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition, new exercise schedule or diet program you enter!
The first image: “1 Month Run In Place/Squat/Crunch/Plank” is done in the morning. The program covers what the title says. I run in place, do repetitions of weighted Squats, move onto crunches and then hold a plank. Each repetition or position held is increased as the weeks go by (feel the burn baby!)
The second image: “1 Month Elliptical Machine Workout” is done in the evening. As I mentioned, I have really pushed this workout because I was slacking and also because I believe I have built up my strength and endurance since making my programs. As always, I switch between the driving forces (body parts) on alternate days. Monday, Wednesday, Friday – legs are the driving force and Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday the arms are the driving force. I also detail the level of resistance* I use throughout the workout.
* L1 – L8 = Level 1 – 8 (The resistance setting used). Level 1 (L1) = Easiest – Level 8 (L8) = Hardest.
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