Thursday, March 08, 2007

Beginner workout routines

These sample workouts is a great way to get started with lifting for your upper body. All you need is a set of dumbells 8 to 10 pounds should be fine for strarters, but know that you will gain strength quickly :woohoo:

Beginner Upper body circuit workout:

Circuit- do the following exercises in the sequence listed for upper and repeat the circuit 3 times.

1. Push ups on knees or wall push ups
3 sets to failure
2. Rows- bent over with dumbells or gallon jugs
3 sets of 10 reps
3. Chair dips- knees bent
3 sets to failure
4. Military Shoulder Press- push weight above your head
3 sets of 10 reps
5. Bicep Curl
3 sets of 10 reps
6..Tricp extension
3 sets of 10 reps
7. Abs- knee ups or crunches
3 sets of 15
8. Lateral Raises
3 sets of 10 reps

See this clip

Optimally you should complete this workout 1-2 times a week alternating it with a lower body strength training workout- here is a sample one of those:

LOWER BODY Circuit:
1. Squats
3 sets x15 reps
2. Calf raises
3x10
3. Stationary lunges
3X10
4. crunches
3x15
5. Dead Lifts- romainian
3x15
6. Laying side leg lifts
3x15
4. Abs- knee ups
3x15

now GET BUFF!!
-BuffMother