new gym routine

I’ve explained my workout before, but the amount of time that it takes has always bothered me. I don’t really like spending more than an hour at the gym. My weights days were taking around 1:15 to 1:30 every time, while my cardio days only took about 45 minutes. I came up with a plan to even the days out a little more, which I’ve been following for the last two weeks.

The new plan:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Cardio 20 minutes treadmill
30 minutes bike
1 mile on track 1 mile on track 1 mile on track 1 mile on track Off day Off day
Weights None Legs and Core Upper Legs and Core Upper

With this schedule, I usually finish my workout in about 50 minutes to an hour every day. I think it’s great! The one downside of this schedule is that the same muscle groups get worked closer to the same time during the workout. It’s not the best idea to work the same muscles all in a row, so ordering the machines to spread things out becomes a little trickier. My weight sets work like this now:

Legs and Core:

  1. Leg Press
  2. Hip Adduction
  3. Seated Leg Curl
  4. Leg Extension
  5. Hip Abduction
  6. Abdominal Crunch
  7. Back Extension

Upper:

  1. Row
  2. Chest Press
  3. Lat Pulldown
  4. Shoulder Press
  5. Arm Curl
  6. Arm Extension
  7. Fly

I’m still getting used to the new weight workouts. They seem harder now, even though I’m using the same weights. Running a mile after that legs and core set is also pretty rough.

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