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Beginning a Gym Routine

Toni Ann DiSantis

We continue our discussion from the post and focus on beginning a gym routine. When new to working out, or starting a new routine, remember to go at your own pace and listen to your body. Also, take advantage of the staff and use the free personal training session they offer new members. Trainers will guide you and advise you on proper techniques.
Having a structured workout routine is not just for those new to the gym scene. Following a predetermined plan makes it more likely that you will have a well-rounded routine, allowing for maximum benefit from your gym time.

This routine is very balanced, hitting all muscle groups. It is designed for both upper and lower body days. Between each set, rest 30-45 seconds to give your heart rate a chance to come down to properly complete the next set.

Weight Machine Circuit Gym Workout

Upper Body

    Chest Press
    Seated Row
    Overhead Press
    Lat Pull Down
    Bicep Curl
    Triceps Extension

Lower Body

    Leg Extension
    Leg Curl
    Inside Thigh (Adduction Machine)
    Outside Thigh (Abduction Machine)
    Leg Press
    Calf Raise

Break the upper and lower body circuits into two different workouts done on two different days. It works really well to train the upper body while the lower body is still sore, and vice-versa.

Example Workout Program:

    Monday: Lower Body Circuit
    Tuesday: Upper Body Circuit
    Wednesday: Rest or Cardio & Core Exercises
    Thursday: Lower Body
    Friday: Upper Body
    Saturday: Optional Cardio
    Sunday: Rest

The full article can be read at: http://www.fitnessblender.com/articles/weight-machine-workout-routines-printable-gym-workout-plans