Im making my girlfriend a new workout. Shes going to be working out at home, with minimal equipement. Her goals are to inprove strength, build some muscle and lose some fat. She’ll be doing resistance training 3-4 days a week, and different cardio dance tapes 2-3 days a week.
Heres what i have so far.
She can choose from many different exercises, but they’ll follow this full body template.
1A Leg exercise
1B Upper body (push)
2A Leg exercise
2B Upper body (pull)
C Calves (if needed)
Heres the exercise list
1-leg box squat
Standing calf raises
Upper Body (push):
DB shoulder press
Upper Body (pull):
Assisted pullups/chinups feet on stability ball
BW Rows at different angles with straps from bar
Thats all ive got so far. Also I told her she’ll be able to decide the sets/reps based on how hard the exercise is, but probably keep the total volume between 25-40 reps per exercise.
So if she is able to do 6 pushpus with her feet elevated, then she’ll do 4-6 sets, and if she can do 12 pushups with her hands elevated, then she’ll do 2-3 sets.
Any recomendations or changes that you guys and girls would make. The main thing i want her to focus on, is being able to monitor fatigue since there isn’t an easy way of increasing resistance gradually over time.
So I dont want her to do 3 sets of 12 pushups, if her max number of pushups is 20.
Thank you all for your time.