We all want to maximize our workout time! Workout routines for women should be crafted in a certain way to make sure those lean and strong curves are showing up. We want our workouts to work for us. That means results. Let’s discuss!
Building Workout Routines for Women
I received a question from one of the girls that participated in my recent Bikini Boot Camp program. When she has my workouts to follow she knew what her plan was for each of her gym sessions. If she was working out at home she knew which equipment she needed to dig out of her closet. In short, my programs gave her a plan for the day. Now that she was working out on her own more she was not quite sure what she should focus on in each of her workouts. Good question right?
I know back in the day when I started to become warmer to the idea of fitness this was something that really stressed me out. I felt lost at the gym and had no real plan. I didn’t know where to focus so my workouts felt stressful. I had no idea what my next move should be!
So in case you aren’t sure how to structure your workouts I am offering guidance as to what I feel is the most important thing to do in a full body workout. You are going to find a lot of varied opinions on this subject, but from my experience as a every day girl learning to build a bit of muscle and get lean this formula is a winner.
I always do a warm up. It’s actually quite extensive and maybe even longer than it needs to be. But after working all day it’s my transition from “work things” to “gym things” so maybe it’s a bit of mental decompression happening too.
A Strong and Curvy Booty
My workout exercises vary, but I truly believe lower body exercises should be the main focus of your fitness routine. It’s a trouble zone area for most women and we got a lot of different angles and body parts to work – quads, hamstrings, the booty – it it’s a lot! And it can’t all be included in one workout a week. But my chest? Yeah, I’m pretty sure I don’t need to spend hours upon hours on that one.
Lower Body Exercises
A Lean Upper Body
My personal favorite combination in a full body workout is to do both a push and pull movement in my workouts. There are vertical (overhead) and horizontal (in front) motions and you can vary them in each routine.
Upper Body Exercises:
A Sleek Core
You can work your core every day! It is never the main focus of a workout, but I always include it. The core also includes your lower back muscles. These are crucial for strength especially with all the time we spend sitting at work.
Ab & Core Exercises:
Areas of Weakness
This one is personal and can be an area you feel needs more attention or even looks like it needs more attention. For example, my biceps tend to be on the weaker side. So a few times a week I’m including bicep curls in my routine. If you are working towards weight loss you could end your workout with some HIIT training (jump rope), etc.
Length of the Workout
It varies! And totally depends on your personal situation. Use whatever works for you. I will work out later some nights when Scott is training clients because I’m not in a rush to get home. But Scott and I are attempting to bring back a weekly date night. So I’m typing this post up on a Friday afternoon and my workout will be shorter because we have plans.
The key to results is learning to workout effectively and maximize your time! That’s why the lower body focus is so crucial for us as women. Workout routines for women are different than men.
I love Facebook Live! Scott and I filmed a quick video that you can check out below on workout routines for women. Trust me, we are not as intense as this video makes us look! Lol.
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How About You?
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