Lately I’ve been realizing how much I love sports again, so I thought why not share my routine with you 🙂
I go running about 4-5 times a week, depending on my schedule and my energy. But if I could, I would go every day – I simply enjoy it so much. I only started running about 2 weeks ago, after a good few months of doing absolutely nothing and if you’re finding it hard to get back on track too, you should stay tuned! There will be a blog post coming up soon, which might be very interesting and helpful for you if you’re thinking of starting to run again 🙂
I find it quite important to stretch as much as possible. Firstly it prevents those annoying after work-out pains and secondly it’s a super healthy way of avoiding to become a stiff old lady (or man) who won’t be able to move properly one day anymore. All in all stretching is very good for you!
I also find it essential to warm up your joints. I, for example, feel a bit of pain in my ankles if I just run off with out any warming up.
As I only just started running a few weeks ago, I’m still a bit slow and also I don’t run very long. I’ve had troubles with my knees every now and then, so I’ve just gotten very aware and careful when it comes to straining my knees. So after my approx. 25 min. run I like to work a little on my strength. I started with body weight only, know I like using my weights to increase my strength more and more.
For that booty, I love my squats (duuuh, who doesn’t :D), lunges and planks
Tip: Make sure your knees won’t get over your feet when looking down while doing a squat (I hope you know what I mean – I have no idea how to describe this properly in English other wise ha-ha)
I’m also a big fan of arm exercises. Meanwhile I like testing out my strength with this band (picture below) but I use terra bands as well – they are also very good for whole body trainings. I’m working on my push-up skills too, but man I suck 😀 Yet we all know that you ain’t gonna get anywhere without working on it 😉
Another struggle are planks. I mean I like them, but they are soooo hard. Nevertheless I work on them even more and I tell you – improvement is slowly getting noticable 😉
Tip: When doing exercises like push-ups, planks, sit-ups ect make sure you don’t turn your head anywhere. Just look straightforward and make sure spine is in one straight line. Believe me, this will prevent your neck from getting sore and it’s just the right way to do it (and we all want to do it right, right? :b)
last but not least I also really love doing burpees.
I don’t know why I’m so keen on them, but I just love getting out all of my energy and proving myself how strong I’ve gotten.
Sometimes I also decide on doing a YouTube workout. I suggest body kiss! Seriously, if you do those, you can feel it all burn 😀
I don’t to many ab exercises unless I do a work-out on YouTube. And if I do do something for my abs, it’s mainly included in a whole body exercise like a plank or if I’m at the gym 😉
Now this was it. Don’t forget to stretch at the end of your workout session again and most importantly HAVE FUN. There is no sense in doing something you don’t enjoy and love doing.
Anyway, I know this isn’t a very spectacular workout routine. I hope you liked it anyway and I wish you a lovely evening!
xx Laura May