Workout routines that are actually do-able

Happy Wednesday everybody, I hope you all have had a great week! In today’s post I’m going to be talking about some workout routines that I personally love. I have structured it by week, although you can mix and match them. I love these plans because they are not only do-able, but they are time-constrained making them perfect for students. They are a bit similar following a cardio/strength alternating plan, but there are differences as well. Each plan is 5 days a week (you choose the days) but you can adapt as you see necessary. I hope you enjoy these, let me know if any of them were particularly useful! I am not a fitness expert, these are just schedules that have been efficient and good for me, so I wanted to share them with you!

Plan 1

Day 1: 10 minute cardio warmup followed by a 10 minute HIIT (high intensity interval training) cardio  on the same machine. 15 minutes arm strength training – anything you like.

The HIIT section could be whatever you want: indoor/outdoor running, elliptical, stair master, bike, etc. You can look up a HIIT workout online or you can just alternate sprinting and steady speed for 1 minute on 1 minute off. For the strength training portion I personally like using Aaptive because they speak to you and there’s a lot of variation. I also like Sworkit, although it can get repetitive.

Day 2: Steady cardio for 30 minutes – anything you want.

Day 3: 10 minute cardio warmup followed by a 10 minute HIIT cardio on the same machine. 15 minutes lower body strength training using any workout you like.

Pretty much the same as day 1, only you focus on your lower body for the strength portion.

Day 4: Steady cardio for 30 minutes

Day 5: 10 minute cardio warmup followed by a 10 minute HIIT cardio workout on the same machine.15 minutes ab strength training using any workout you like.

 Plan 2

This workout is structured on a 3 day on, 1 day off basis. Essentially you do 20 minutes of any cardio you want followed by 15 minutes of strength training. Like the previous workout you rotate arms, legs, and core each day. This one can get boring if you’re not careful, so I definitely suggest switching up the cardio and the strength training you do.

Plan 3: 

Day 1: 30 minute arm workout

Day 2: 20 minutes of steady cardio followed by 10 minutes of a HIIT workout

Day 3: 30 minute leg workout

Day 4: 20 minutes of steady cardio followed by 10 minutes of a HIIT workout

Day 5: 30 minute core workout

This one is definitely a little more difficult because it involves longer periods of exercise focusing on one muscle group. I think this one is really good if you’re trying to grow muscles.

Plan 4: apps 

There’s so many good apps that give you very detailed workout plans. If you have an app that gives you workouts but not a structured plan, feel free to use one of the workout plans above. Otherwise apps like Nike training and Sweat w/ Kayla give you plans to follow with workouts every day.

I hope you all enjoyed this post. Like I said, I’m no fitness expert, but these are just plans that have worked for me. If something isn’t clear or you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment down below. To check out my previous post click here.

Kate