Getting started with exercise is a lot easier said than done. Most of us only last 2-4 weeks before we get seduced by the siren-song of our living room sofa.
The largest issue is that people make exercise WAY harder than it needs to be. Blame The Biggest Loser or whatever else you want, but the idea that you need to exercise like crazy to lose fat is a complete myth.
In fact, nutrition is easily the more important part of fat loss, but that's a topic for another blog post.
Today, I simply want to share an easy routine that will be effective AND fast at the gym. No sign-up required.
20-45 minutes of Cardio
Dumbbell Bench Press
Dumbbell Overhead Press
Cable Tricep Extensions
Reps - Individual repetitions. One repetition is one completion of the movement through a full range of motion
Sets - a cluster of repetitions. So 1 set of 10 reps means you would complete the movement 10 times before you take a break in between sets.
This workout is designed for beginners, so I've kept it simple yet effective. It shouldn't take you more than an hour to do this workout, and it might even take you less.
I will say that you'll want at least 1 day of rest in between Workout C and Workout D, otherwise you might be extremely sore.
As far as how much you should rest between sets, shoot for 60-120 seconds. You shouldn't need much more than that if you're a beginner, but any less than that and you might start missing reps or having to reduce the weight you're using.
But yeah, that's pretty much it.
It's not a "fancy" workout routine, but it will DEFINITELY work for a beginner. As a beginner, fancy is probably not something you should even be thinking about yet. Just focus on getting in the gym and building up that habit, first and foremost.