I’ve been retooling my workout routine lately, inspired by the following:
Here’s my running routine:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
HIIT (20-25 minutes)
Tempo Runs (45 minutes)
Long Run (60-90 minutes)
I generally try to run fairly early in the morning and then come back home to make a protein shake, stretch, and have a green smoothie.
Here’s my strength training routine (2 week rotation):
Breakfast: Perfect Push-ups/ Grasshopper Push-ups
Lunch: Air Squats/Power Squats
Dinner: Shoulder press/Lateral Raise
Breakfast: Tricep Dips/One Leg Tricep Dips
Lunch: Lunges/Side Lunges
Dinner: Chest Pulls/Reverse Fly
Breakfast – Planks/Full Side Planks
Lunch – Stairs/High Knees
Dinner – Bicep Curls/Overhead Tricep Extensions
Breakfast – Push-ups and Rotation/ Hindu Push-ups
Lunch – Jumping jacks &mountain climber/Burpees
Dinner – Back Extension/Standing Row
Breakfast – Superman/Leg Bridges
Lunch – Wall Sit/Squat and Box
Dinner – Rows/Front Raise
Breakfast – Side Planks/Bicycle Crunch
Lunch – Step Up’s/Chair Split Squats
Dinner – High Pulls/Reverse Bicep Curls
I try to do each exercise right before a meal. It generally takes me around 1-3 minutes.
I save my resistance band workouts for dinner as I’m usually home then and it’s more convenient just to grab the right one from the closet.
What I like about my workout routine:
- Minimal time commitment: Other than running, which I view as a hobby, I’m not spending much time exercising each day.
- Minimal equipment and cost: No gym membership required. I only need to cover clothes, shoes, and resistance bands, which are pretty affordable.
- Minimal hassle: I can workout just about anywhere.
- Balance: I’m combining cardio and muscle fitness.
- Sustained energy: Exercising throughout the day keeps me going strong.
- Enjoyment: The variety helps me stay engaged and not get bored.
- Results: It works.
What’s working for you when in comes to getting or staying in shape?