My Weekly Workout Routine
I get tons of questions about my workout routine, how often do I workout? What style of workouts do I do? How heavy are the weights that I use? How long do I workout? What time do I workout Etc.
Before I dive in, I just want to say that fitness and working out is different for everybody. It's important to move your body in a way that you feel good! You and I could do the exact same workouts for months and still have different results. Of course it's also based on diet but also just our body's natural metabolism and our genes. So please keep that in mind!! : )
I basically love doing PWR and BBG workouts through the SWEAT app interchangeably during the week and then mix in a fitness class or two + cardio like soul cycle. With PWR and BBG I do go in order and started from week 0 and just do the workouts as they are presented to me each week.
PWR- stands for "power" and it's a gym-based weight workout. It lasts about 45 minutes total for me and is divided by workouts like "chest & triceps" , "glutes & hamstrings", "back & biceps", "legs" , "abs" etc. I noticed a huge difference in my ARMS from doing PWR. They got super toned and defined...I also sweat LESS during this workout because it's not cardio based like BBG.
BBG- stands for "bikini body guide" this is a cardio- body- weight type workout you can do with almost no equipment from anywhere. I've been doing BBG for 4 years now and I can truly say it's made the most difference in my body. I got toned all over my body but I could really see the difference in my abs. It is def a HARD workout though and you sweat A TON! On days that I want an extra challenge, I'll do BBG!
Alright here's what my week looks like:
Monday - PWR Arms. I use the SWEAT App by Kayla Itsines and have been really into the PWR (weight/strength) workouts for the past couple of months. I started with weights around 5lb- 7.5 lbs for arm work and 10-25 lbs for rows/squats/deadlifts/lunges etc. and when I felt like I could work my way up and try the next weight I did! Now I do around 35-80 lbs for leg work and 12.5-15lbs for most arm work!
Tuesday - BBG Abs. Even though I've done BBG like 15 times through the abs workouts still kill me. I like doing BBG abs bc its challenging and doesn't require any machines and just need a mat- easy to do from anywhere. I like having one workout focused to abs just because it's one of my favorite muscle group to work! it's a great one to do while I'm traveling but still want to work out also.
Wednesday - Legs Day. Because, hump day! On Wednesday I'll either do another PWR Glute and leg workout or do one of my classic workouts (workout for a peachy booty) which you can find here and (#600RepButtChallenge) here.
Thursday - Soul Cycle. My most cardio focused day, I'm not much of a runner so spin is perfect! I love mixing in a class environment because there is such great energy and I always leave super sweaty and filled with endorphins. Plus this is a great way to get in a buddy workout with a girlfriend.
Friday - BBG Arms. OoOO this ones tough! My arms are always noodles by the end. I used to carry around a printed PDF of the BBG workouts but now I find everything (PWR and BBG) through the SWEAT app which is super handy! I do this one while I travel too!
Saturday - Lagree. Lagree is a pilates style class that is great for strengthening core and full body + its only 25 minutes so the time goes fast! The machines rotate side to side and up and down so it makes it EXXXTRA
Sunday - Rest day + STRETCH
Of course not every single weeks looks like this because I like to mix up the days depending on how my body feels but for the most part these are ALL the work outs I do all week! If I really fall off track and need to get back into routine or really want to feel it the next day I'll resort to BBG LEGS for sure- it gets me dripping sweat eeeeverytime
6 times per week works for me but don't feel like thats what you need to do too! My workouts are all 30-45 minutes and I keep flexible with my schedule because I never want it to feel like it's a chore. you know?!
What does your current workout schedule look like?
Photos by Christina Choi @cxchoi