My Full Body Workout #3
I hurt my back about over a couple of months ago; it was my own silly fault and I’m still feeling the after affects but the discomfort has now moved to my left hip. Sustaining an injury whilst training can take a long time to sort, weeks even months; it’s been a painful lesson for me and has knocked my confidence and made me re-think my fitness goals. So until sorted, I’ve cut back on the Rack Pulls and Back Squats and instead am using the Leg Press more to work Quads and Hamstrings. Oh and taken warm-ups, cool downs and stretching a little more seriously.
If you are looking for more inspiration regarding a full body work out have a look at My Full Body Workout #1 and My Full Body Workout #2.
So here’s my latest full body workout, if you want more rep’s to tone just decrease the weight. Also maybe superset where possible, this will get the heart pumping and make your workout more intense! In this full body workout I use Opposing Muscle Group Supersets (Put together 1 and 2, 3 and 4).
I’ve added links if you are unsure of some of the exercises.
Lat Pulldown (Wide Grip Pull Down Exercise)
Seated Leg Curl (Hamstrings and Glutes)
Flat DB Bench Press
The Dead Bug exercise is a great core exercise and makes a change from crunches or Leg Drops.
I am not a personal trainer or medical professional.
All the views expressed on this blog are my own. I am an experienced runner and train regularly at the Gym. All my workouts have been designed to suit my own fitness capabilities and goals but I am happy to share for those looking for inspiration, workout ideas or motivation.
Before embarking on any form of fitness programme or if you have any medical conditions or injuries please seek professional medical advice.
My Full Body Workout #1
My workload has been crazy for the last few weeks and I’ve also upped my hours. Kids are also back into the swing of things at school and the usual after school activities. So it’s all taking it’s toll on what time I can squeeze out for other things. So annoyingly it’s compromised my fitness, in particular my gym visits and the time I can devote to a decent workout. Yeah quicker to go out for a run but the Gym is where I really de-stress, switch off, work on achieving some of my fitness goals and concentrate on something that is purely for me.
If time becomes a fitness barrier, take this opportunity to re-think how you train
So I’ve had to re-think how I can train, get a decent routine and still have time for everything else. Before I’ve been able to focus on one area to train at a time. Chest and back, legs, arms and shoulders. HIIT or run sessions when I’m not at the gym. Now I’m aiming for a full body workout when I go to the gym. I’ve upped my rep’s so it feels that I’m still getting a proper workout, here are no super sets involved and I’ve set a goal to gradually push my weights up. so still pushing myself, still building up my strength but doing it a little differently.
I’ve got 2 full body workout programmes, this is my first one which I will rotate with my second during the week. I’ll post that separately as I’ve not had a chance to get a graphic together for it. I’ve been through this a couple of times at my Gym (when it’s quiet) its been taking me about 40 mins which is perfect for me at the moment.
How do you maintain your fitness when you are short on time?
I am not a qualified Personal Trainer or Medical Professional.
All the views expressed are my own. I am an experienced runner and train regularly at the gym. All my workouts have been designed to suit my own fitness capabilities and goals but I am happy to share for those looking for inspiration, workout ideas or motivation.
Before embarking on any form of exercise or fitness programme or if you have any medical conditions or injuries please seek professional medical advice.