I decided to join a gym last year as you probably know if you’ve been following my blog, if not, I joined a gym. I joined sometime towards the end of last year, and it was the first gym membership I’ve purchased in about fifteen years.
I planned on getting in there at least two days a week because I know I’m outta shape, and I wanted to start slow. For at least a month I was consistent with two days, which is good because we obviously want to try to achieve those small goals we make for ourselves.
Sometimes however, things don’t go as planned, and we might have to make changes in our our schedules. I don’t drive, and it has been very cold and snowy this winter so I changed my workout routine from two days/three body parts per day to a total body workout one day per week.
Total body workouts are very good for building muscle endurance, and they should be performed with high intensity. A typical work consist of three sets per body part, but the break in between sets is longer than usual because you’re supposed to go through the entire body routine three times. For example, 1 set for chest, 1 set for back, 1 set for shoulders, 1 set for legs, 1 set for bi’s, and 1 set for tri’s. Take a five minute break and then go through the routine again completing one set for each body part, but switch up the exercises. Take a five minute break again then repeat once more. If you want, you can change the exercises again.
Today is Tuesday, March 5th, and yes it is Mardi Gras, but I decided not to venture out this evening. Obviously, the show will still go on so have fun if you are. I bought beads too!
Have a Good Night