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How to Create a Workout Schedule


Be sure to work at least one rest day into your workout schedule. They’re essential! (As is sleep.) Credit: red twolips

Creating Your Workout Schedule

Now that you know the requirements, you can mix and match them to your existing schedule and personal taste. Pick your days off and stick to them. For some, the weekend may be the easiest time to take a break. For others, certain days in the middle of the week may work best as rest days.

Come up with a weekly schedule, write it down like you would your work schedule, and stick to it. Not everyone’s will look the same, but a common example is:

Sunday: rest
Monday: cardio, strength training (upper body)
Tuesday: cardio
Wednesday: cardio strength training (lower body)
Thursday: cross training
Friday: cardio, strength training (lower body)
Saturday: rest

Building a workout schedule is easy—it’s sticking to it that’s hard. Look at your workouts like appointments and think of yourself as your most important client.

Do you stick to a regular workout schedule? Or do you fly by the seat of your pants once you enter the gym? —Kelly

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  1. Jenn says:

    Developing your own workout routine can be a bit difficult for some, and this post is really helpful. And better to keep track of everything so you’ll know your progress.

  2. Lynn says:

    It’s always the commitment and dedication to do and follow your workout and diet plan.

  3. This article is a big help for keeping track of workout routines. Personally, even on my rest days I like to keep myself moving with simple chores. I either clean the house or go for a walk around town. It’s important to keep your body active.

  4. Allan says:

    When you know what’s good for you, you can always find time to fit in a good workout. It does not matter what time of the day it is, as long as you put in the work. I sometimes sneak in some weight lifting before work. Sometimes I do it after work. Don’t forget the cardio, though.

  5. Denmark says:

    I truly believe that creating a workout schedule is really important as it also teaches us to be committed into doing it!

  6. Shane says:

    What’s important is you enjoy what you’re doing. If you do, you can slip it into your schedule any day of the week. Do it at least three times a week.

  7. Stella says:

    Just find time to exercise. It can be just walking, jogging, or just keep moving. Cleaning the house is good too.

  8. Sharon says:

    There are also certain exercises which you can do in your office chair. Long walks also are great exercise. Cleaning the house too. There’s no reason not to move your body.

  9. Denmark says:

    Thank you so much. This is quite basics but still really informative.

  10. Pete says:

    This is a wonderful information. Having your own fitness schedule is up to you. All you need is that you really are dedicated about being fit. Eating the right amount of foods rich in amino acids can help you lose weight and build more protein in the body.

  11. Pete says:

    This information is very useful. Eating the right amount of foods rich in amino acids can help you lose weight and build more protein in the body.

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