Planning your week of workouts can make a difference between failure and success. When you have a plan, you’re less apt to waste time trying to figure out what to do and when. It’s like going to the grocery with a list. You get what you wanted. Compare that to those days you run to the store and come home to find you didn’t get the item you went to buy. Good planning means a better chance of success.
A good plan ensures you work every part of your body and all types of fitness.
While we advocate doing something over doing nothing, there are some situations where that can be dangerous. If you don’t have a plan, but simply love strength training, doing it every day can be counterproductive and even dangerous if you have a tough workout. You won’t give your muscles a chance to heal and will miss out on important flexibility training. Both can create a higher potential for injury. Even worse, you’ll miss working out all your muscle groups and can create muscle imbalances.
You’ll ensure variety.
When you plan ahead, it means more than just leg day on Monday and upper body on Tuesday. It can mean entirely different types of workouts. Strength training and weights on Monday with aerobic dance on Tuesday and for those jam packed days, a quick 20-minute gut busting HIIT—high intensity interval training—-workout. You’ll keep your week more interesting and can fill in those days away from the gym with fun activities, like bike riding and hiking.
Whether you type it in your schedule or write it on a post-it, writing it is important.
There’s something that makes writing something out makes it more concrete. It’s true about a schedule of any kind. It makes you feel like the workout is important, just as any appointment would be. You can even set a reminder in you phone or computer. If your daily workouts involve different locations, it also lets gauge the amount of time you’ll need so you can plan around it.
- When you schedule your workout, you ensure that you won’t be working your same muscles repeatedly. That means less chance of injury and more energy.
- Pick a day of the week to plan your schedule. It helps you create a habit that can make the difference between success and failure.
- Writing out your schedule lets you get social if you want. You can post your workout and invite others, If you have a workout buddy, creating a workout schedule is imperative for success.
- Don’t try to push too much into a workout if you’re a beginner. Everyone who first begins, is pumped and often overdoes it. When you’re planning your workout, plan for less, not more. Even if you’re pumped and want to workout two hours, stick with your workout plan.
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