Here’s What a Perfectly Balanced Week of Workouts Looks Like

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Working out is what keeps us fit and healthy. That’s why it’s important to be regularly active throughout the week. It’s much better for overall health to be active more often for shorter periods of time than work out once a week for several hours. However, it’s also important to give your muscles enough time to repair themselves between workouts. If you’re wondering what a perfectly balanced week of workouts looks like you’re in the right place. It’s sometimes hard to plan a whole week of workouts on your own especially if you’re a beginner. You might be overzealous or hitting the gym every single day might seem easy to you in the beginning. If you’re completely inexperienced you’ll definitely benefit from hiring one of the experienced personal trainers in Dubai, or anywhere else in the world. On the other side of the spectrum, if you’re a seasoned veteran when it comes to working out, daily workouts might be a part of the usual weekly routine. That said, whatever the case, it’s a good idea to stick to some basic guidelines.

Assess your level and your goal in order to create a perfectly balanced week of workouts for your body

A perfectly balanced week of workouts doesn’t mean much at all if you don’t know your body. Yes, there are some general rules to follow, however, how these rules apply will depend on your body and its needs. For example, if the general rule states that you should wait for your muscles to fully recover between two intense workouts, how long it will be between those two workouts will completely depend on your body. Knowing that you should get to know your body before making a routine for yourself. If you have tons of experience with working out you probably already know your body quite well. However, if you’re a gym noob it might take some time for you to get well acquainted with your body.

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Working out is important for staying fit and healthy!

The rule of thumb is that you should start slow and experiment when you feel comfortable. It’s much better to take some time to create the perfect routine than start off too strong and then get discouraged or even worse injured. Start slowly, experiment with different forms of exercise, and learn what works for you and what doesn’t. Once you do that you’ll be able to create a balanced weekly workout routine you will enjoy.

Basic guidelines for creating the perfect weekly workout routine

When creating a weekly routine it’s important to create it in a fashion that’s easy to follow for you. However, there are some basics you should be aware of. Keep in mind, though, that your routine should be congruent with your lifestyle. That means that if you, for example, have kids that take up a lot of your free time, you should find a way to make exercise fun for your children and work out together. Hitting the gym is not the only way to exercise!

Make sure that you’re incorporating cardio

Cardio to many people seems exhausting and boring. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be. Unfortunately for cardio haters, it’s is absolutely necessary for being healthy! That said, it’s not mandatory to do cardio every single day. However, it’s important to incorporate at least some cardio into your routine. Running on a treadmill for half an hour before your strength training is usually enough if you’re training 3-4 times a week. If you train less than that it would be a good idea to incorporate some dedicated cardio days into your routine. Going for a run 2 times a week on top of your workouts is a great way to stay consistent.

It’s important to mention, though, that this, too, is very personal. If you’re not a runner you might enjoy cycling or swimming. But whatever cardio option you decide to go with try to do it at least 3-4 times a week for optimal results. Keep in mind, though, that for cardio to be productive it must be done right. For best results incorporate some running form drills, swimming drills, or even cycling drills to ensure you’re doing it correctly.

A couple running.
Make sure to incorporate cardio into your workout routine at least a couple of times a week!

Don’t forget to work on strength

Cardio is great, but strength training is at least equally as important. To be fit and strong strength training is crucial! However, strength training is much harsher on muscles. That means that you should either take breaks until your muscles have recovered enough or better yet rotate your workouts. That means, for example, doing arm and back exercises one workout session, legs and glutes next session, and abs and chest during the third weekly session. Try to do at least one cycle a week. That means doing each set of muscles weekly.

If you can’t make it to the gym that many times a week or at all there are even leg, glute, back, chest, ab, and arm exercises without weights you can do at home. There are options for everyone, just make sure that you’re consistent and cycling through your workouts regularly.

Stretching is a necessary part of any perfectly balanced week of workouts

Stretching is often easily overlooked. Not only does it seem unnecessary but it’s also very painful. And once you’re done with your workout you just want to be done and take a break. However, the workout is not truly over until you’ve stretched and stretched thoroughly at that. If you’ve never stretched before there are easy flexibility exercises you can incorporate even into your daily routine. Stretching daily is advisable, but stretching after exercise is a must.

Woman stretching as a perfectly balanced week of workouts.
Stretching is as important as working out is!

Sticking to a perfectly balanced week of workouts is easy if you put your mind to it

Sticking to a perfectly balanced week of workouts might seem impossible in the long run. However, once you get used to it it’s very easy to follow. The moment you create a steady routine of cardio training, strength training, and regular stretching you’ll be on a sure path of living healthily even at an old age. Create healthy habits now so you can stay fit and healthy well into old age! Once you’re hooked on feel-good hormones that regular workouts bring you’ll never be able to stop!

 

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