>Current GYM Routine<

So I have nearly been going to the gym a year in November which is crazy!! I normally don’t really shout it out everywhere or tell people I go to the gym, when I train I train alone and its quite personal I guess. I go to my local Snap Fitness gym. It costs about £30 a month I think which I can just about justify haha!! The gym is pretty new so all the equipment is new and lovely.

When I first joined the gym I couldn’t jog, run or lunge or do most things because of my knees, I got set up and an instructor gave me a routine to get started. I did this routine for months and slowly I realised that I can jog and it’s incredible to think now that over the time of a year I have so much strength in my knees. I obviously wouldn’t go and run a marathon and I still have to be careful but they are so much stronger it’s incredible!

Onto my routine

SO I mix my routine up a lot but I just thought I’d give you a basic overview of what I generally do.

CARDIO

  1. Treadmill, I will roughly do about 8 minutes on the treadmill and do a mixture or jogging/fast walking to sprinting. As I mentioned about my knees I don’t over do it.
  2. 4 km cycle, this really tests my legs and I feel like jelly after this!!
  3. Synchro/ Crossover Excite Machine, I will do from 5-10 minutes on this depending on previous cardio I have done.
  4. Rowing, I bloody love rowing!! I row for 1000m and time myself each time, I average to do it in 6 minutes.

Weights/ Machines

  1. Chest Press – 4 x 10 reps with a 30 second break in-between (15 KG)
  2. Leg Press – 3 x 10 reps with a 30 second break in-between (20 KG)
  3. Leg Extension – 3 x 10 reps with a 30 second break in-between (15 KG)
  4. Abdominal Crunch – 3 x 10 reps with a 30 second break in-between (15 KG)
  5. Low Row – 3 x 10 reps with a 30 second break in-between (20 KG)

I DO THIS TWICE.

Floor Activites

  1. Lunge with kettle bells – 5 KG
  2. Squat with kettle bells- 5 KG
  3. Sit ups
  4. Strenching/Yoga
  5. I don’t know the technical term but using a ball and twisting – 15 KG

Please note I don’t do all of this in one session!

MY TOP TIPS FOR GOING TO THE GYM

  • Take and use headphones and have an upbeat playlist.
  • Always take a cold bottle of water, it means you’ll drink more.
  • Talk to people, this is one I don’t do but I can totally see the benefits!
  • Go with a buddy, you’ll motivate each other to work out and it’s someone to talk to.
  • If you’re nervous or embarressed of working out in front of people then ask or find out when the gym is quiet. I find 10 am on a Sunday is good and about 10.30 am on weekdays.

Thank you for reading!

Rachel xo

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