I’m going to start this post off with a little disclaimer.
I am by no means a fitness expert in any way. I’m just insanely passionate about keeping fit and living a healthy, clean lifestyle.
That being said, I’ve had a few messages over the past couple of weeks asking what my current workout split is and how much cardio do I do.
Side note: I HATE CARDIO.
Cardio is literally the bane of my life. Despite spending many years training as a dancer when I was younger, I cannot run for toffee. However, in order to lose fat and keep your heart healthy, I would recommend you throw some form of cardio into your week.
This can be anything from uphill walking on the treadmill, using the rowing machine or getting up on the cross trainer. And if you really don’t want to do that, then HIIT workouts are fantastic.
The majority of my week is spent weight training
I love weight training. Since I started taking my training seriously in April, I’ve noticed a massive difference in my weight, fitness levels and body fat, and I genuinely put this down to lifting weights.
Lifting makes me feel so strong and empowered, sad I know but it really does. When you lift weights, you build lean muscle tissue which is more metabolically active than fat. When you increase your muscle, you also increase metabolism which means you’re burning more calories throughout the day. Regular strength training is just as important as cardio exercise for losing fat and getting fit.
So many women and young girls who are wanting to get fit, are often scared about weight training. I think there is a general misconception that lifting weights will make you bulky and look masculine, but it really doesn’t. It’s a fantastic method to lose body fat.
I’ve followed a couple of guides now, but I find that the routine I follow at the moment works so well for me. The split is great and I really feel as though my body has had such a good workout every single time. Plus, I’m still noticing changes which is always a positive!
Monday – Glutes, Legs & Cardio
I mean why would you not want to start the week off with leg day haha. My booty, legs and cardio session includes exercises such as walking lunges, sumo deadlifts, sumo squats, cable kickbacks, and then to finish, I usually do around 20 minutes of uphill walking on the treadmill.
Tuesday – Back, Rear Delts, Abs & Cardio
I’ve found a new love for training my back! I start this session off with the cardio which is 10 minutes on the row machine. Then I move onto exercises like lat pulldowns, incline dumbbell rows, cable crunches and some ab supersets to really ruin myself.
Wednesday – Active Rest Day
Depending on how I’m feeling at this point and whether or not adulting is getting in the way, I either have a rest day and go for a walk on my lunch to keep my NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis) levels up, or I head to the gym and just walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes.
Thursday – Glutes, Legs & Cardio
This session concentrates a lot more on the glutes. You’ve got everything from glute bridges, hip thrusters, buzo ball frog pumps and cable side kicks. To finish me off and really get a sweat on, I like to finish this session with 15 minutes of sprints. Usually on level 13/14, for 20 seconds on and 20 seconds off. If you’re doing sprints like this on the treadmill, please be careful and go at a pace where you are comfortable.
Friday – Shoulder, Abs & Cardio
Another firm favourite of mine is to now train my shoulders! It’s surprising where it targets and how much of a difference it has made on my arms. Exercises include incline front raises with a weight plate, dumbbell lateral raises, upper rows, Russian twists, plank, and finishing off with a good ol’ uphill walk on the treadmill.
Saturday – Active Rest Day
I’m a sucker for enjoying going to the gym on a Saturday! Again depending on how I feel, I either head and do some gentle walking on the treadmill, or I just do a full body workout with a wide range of exercises. Saturday’s are kind of a whatever I feel like session.
Sunday – Full Rest Day
Yep you’ve guessed it, I finally have a full rest day 🙂 trust me when I say that at this point, I need it!
So there you have it, my current workout split and bits of my routine. I think I’ll probably fill a full vlog about what my sessions entail on a more in-depth level. But for now, if you have any questions or want any advice, please just ask! Either leave me a comment, drop me an email or hit me up on one of my social channels.