It’s more than the equipment at the gym and your willingness that determines your success of achieving your fitness goals. It’s also important to have a strategic, goal-oriented plan (which many fitness newbies don’t).
Without a proper workout plan, you are likely to sit around wasting time in the gym wondering what next to do. And this can repeat for several days in a week which eventually takes a toll on your fitness regime and makes it harder for you to reach your fitness goals. However, things don’t have to be that way. It definitely won’t if you have the right workout plan.
But how do you do that? How do you create a plan that will help you stick to your workout routine while helping you improve your fitness? Don’t worry as we have got your back. Here, we have listed fitness workout plans for women who are determined to reach their fitness goals:
Define your fitness goals
Before you start planning your workout routine, it’s important that you define your fitness goals. Not all fitness goals are the same. Many women want to simply get in shape while others want to build muscles are tone their body.
It’s best to write down your fitness goals on a notepad or your phone. When you have documented your fitness goals, it becomes easy for you to have a look at them every once in a while and know whether or not you are going in the right track.
Plan your timing
The first step to planning your workout regime is to plan your timing. What time of the day are you free or comfortable going to the gym? Are you a morning person who likes to wake up early and take out time to work on your fitness goals? What do you prefer to hit the gym straight after work hours and workout to destress and energise yourself?
Plan your timing and stick to it through and through. After all, it’s also about the discipline that you put in your workout regime that helps you reach your fitness goals.
Start with bodyweight exercises
If you are new to working out, it’s best to start with body exercises. Doing this will help you prepare your body for the extra pressure that you will be putting in when you start using weights at the gym.
There are plenty of bodyweight exercises that you can do in order to give yourself a good head start. Result-oriented body weight exercises such as lunges, push-ups, burpee, jump lunges, squats, overhead squats, plank, clap jacks, and single leg pike push-ups are best for women.
Progress your way to lifting light weights
Once you have prepared yourself with body exercises, it’s a good option to progress to lifting light weights. Choose low weight dumbbells and bars and lift them in a set of just 2s and 4s. For starters, you can include 10 lifts in each set. Later on, you can increase the number of sets as you progress your way to making yourself comfortable with the weights.
If your fitness goal is just to lose weight/maintain a healthy body weight, sticking to aerobic exercises is the best option for you. Do treadmill runs and several other aerobic exercises such as jumping jacks, bicycle crunches, crab planks, speed skater lunge, and jump squats.
Stick to the progress you’ve made
For every gym workout beginner (female and male), there comes a time when performance at the gym becomes its best. The same is true for you. Once you start progressing in your workout regime, you will reach a stage when your performance at the gym will become optimum. And it’s in that stage where you got to maintain your performance in order to reach your fitness goals faster.
To maintain consistency in your performance, keep track of your daily achievements such as calories burned and weights lifted. Make it a point to stick to your previous day’s numbers. You can tally the numbers on a weekly basis to check whether or not you have been successful in maintaining your peak performance.
Get optimum nutrition through your diet
You can only reach your fitness goals when you fuel your workout regime with proper nutrition. Make sure to get all the nutrients you need by improving your diet plan. If you don’t have any idea regarding nutrition, it’s a good step to take help from a professional nutritionist.
Most professional nutritionists suggest getting your nutrition from organic foods such as lean meat and fish, farm-fresh dairy, and green vegetables and colourful fruits. Supplements come into the picture if the diet you follow doesn’t suffice for the nutrition you need.