Fitness advice from Matthew Carrigan: Manager & Personal Trainer at Denver’s Top Rated Personal Training Studio, B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Kentucky and NSCA, ACE, NFPT Certified Personal Trainer.
It’s that time of year again to set new health and fitness goals for yourself and try to come up with a routine, right?
Before I share a great starting routine, let me ask you something. Instead of setting 3-6 month deadlines for fitness goals, have you ever set a 3-6 YEAR timeline? What do you want your health and your body to look like further on down the road and what do you have to do every week to get there?
If you are looking for a routing to start your year off and not overwhelm yourself with anything too complicated, then here’s one for you. Throughout the week, get two 45 minute strength workouts, three 30 minute cardio workouts, and stretch for 10 minutes at the end of every workout. Can you combine strength with cardio? Sure. Do your strength routine first and end with cardio. Focus on using mainly body weight for the bulk of your strength training. Set yourself a goal to be consistent for 6 weeks, then switch it up and start using more dumbbells and kettle bells. Good luck!
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Each of you should consult your physician before beginning any exercise or lifestyle change.