I've been training pretty consistently for a month now and feel a lot fitter already. But when I was in the gym the other day, I saw a guy doing EXACTLY the same circuit that my trainer had given me and it got me thinking about how personalised my workout really is...
Obviously I'm brand new & don't have a full body shot available just yet, but I will get one up ASAP and it should give you a pretty clear idea of my "problem" areas. The excess weight that I want to shed is mainly isolated to my upper thighs & hips. I have lordosis & need to work on core strength.
Here's an idea of my current routine - PLEASE let me know where to adjust it!
30 mins - stationary bike Level 12 (random terrain/hills)
15 mins - crosstrainer Level 10 (random terrain)
3 sets 12-15 reps pectoral flies
3 sets 15 reps assisted chin-ups
3 sets 15 reps tricep rope pull-downs
3 sets 15 reps EACH 45degree leg press (feet together/feet apart straight/feet apart & toes out)
20 deep lunges
4 sets 15 reps roman chair lifts
3 sets 15 crunches
3 sets 15 medicine ball (2kg) crunches - lying on my back with my legs raised & bent, I lift the ball from above my head to let it rest on my shins and then lay back down, reach up and grab it again, etc (what are they formally called?)
3 sets 15 reps 2kg medicine ball twists
3 sets 15 crunches with medium fitball - I lay on my back, raise one leg to 45degrees & roll the ball up to my toes (that one is PAINFUL)
3 sets 15 reps seated dumbell press (2kg) - palms forward lifting from shoulders to above head
I think that's the whole thing. I've been going 3-4 days a week, but have only just upped the cardio from 20mins to 45mins in the last week (been eating more crap
). I also do a 1 hour yoga class 2-3 days a week.
PLEASE hit me up with your suggestions - particularly if you have well-rounded routines/exercises that you've seen results from!
I'm off to go do the newbie thing and snoop about in some other forums like diet/nutrition, etc. to get some more advice.