Current Gym Routine (update)

A little while ago I shared with you the first gym routine that my trainer had developed for me. I was recently issued my second routine, and I thought I’d share it with you just to keep you all updated on what we’re up to at the gym at the moment. The aim is to start to include both of the routines in my weekly schedule, and gradually add more into the mix as they’re developed for me. Here’s what’s involved in my new routine:

Warm Up – 10 minutes on cross trainer
3 Sets x 15 Reps on Pin Loaded Press (weight is currently at 45kg)
3 Sets x 15 CBX Incline Press (weight is currently at 20kg)
3 Sets x 15 Rev Step Lunge
3 Sets x 15 Seated Row
Wall Squats
3 Sets x 15 Shoulder Press (current weight is 20kg)
3 Sets x 15 Mountain Climber
Cardio – 10 minutes bike (currently at 2:1 ratio inclines of 6/20)
Cool Down + Stretches

Backyard Workout Essentials

One of my favourite workouts is something I call a ‘backyard blitz’. This is one of the easiest workouts for me to fit into my schedule as I don’t have to leave my house, which saves me a lot of time and effort. It’s a combination of mild cardio and a lot of strength training, and it’s helped me gradually build up my strength and cardio ability as I work towards running again. I use a few small pieces of equipment for the routine, and I managed to put together a handy little at-home gym kit for under $50. Here it is –

I use the skipping rope for cardio, the 5kg dumbbell for various strength and toning exercises, the yoga mat for abdominal work, and the stretch bands to help me warm down at the end of my workout. All of these products are from KMart, and I’ve been really impressed with the quality and value for money of everything I’ve purchased so far. I highly recommend putting together a kit like this, it really makes “making time” for exercise that much easier when you don’t have to leave the house in order to give your body a great workout.