My Typical Workout Routine

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Today I’m sharing with you my typical workout routine each week! So, I don’t have a specific workout schedule that I follow but I typically do the same types of workouts week to week. I track the days I workout and what types of workouts I do in my bullet journal, so it’s given me a pretty good insight into what my general routine looks like.

I assigned a workout to a day of the week in this post, but I don’t necessarily do it that way. I tend to decide what type of workout I want to do the day of based on what I’m in the mood for an if any part of me is sore!

MONDAY – CARDIO AND ABS

My preferred cardio is running 2-3 miles on the treadmill, but sometimes the gym is extremely busy so I opt for the elliptical or stationary bike instead. As for abs, I like to do some form of a circuit 3 times. Here is the one I’ve been doing a lot recently from Whitney Simmons:

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AB CIRCUIT 👏🏼👊🏼 add this to end of your next workout or do it at home 🔥 ISSSSAAAA GOOOOD ONE that will have your entire core on hot fiyyyaaa. Don’t forget to double tap💙 to support the workout vids 1️⃣ COMPLETE CORE | 15 tuck in crunch each side… this movement is all about slow and control, with a BIG squeeze and hold during the crunch. Slight arch at the top of the movement, think about pulling and squeezing in with your core 2️⃣ UPPER ABS | 8 weighted crunches with some spice 🤤place legs up and off the floor. Up and around movement with the weight before heading back into the crunch. This will offer a big stretch in-between the crunches. Finish off with 8 weighted crunches 3️⃣ LOWER ABS | 10-12 butt ups… once again focus on the control of this movement. Nice and slow on the way down 4️⃣ COMPLETE CORE | 15 high plank plank jacks into 2 mtn climbers LOL girrrrrrl I added this thinking it’d be an easier exercise WHY WAS I DYING😂 oh golly 5️⃣ OBLIQUES | 10 elbow to knee crunch into straight-leg crunch each side Complete each movement followed by a 30-45 second rest before moving onto the next 😅💦 feel free to repeat circuit if you’re up for it 👏🏼 wearing @gymshark Vital Seamless 💙 song is Pretty by @terror.jr PS. New YouTube video is LIIIIIIIIVE🥳🥳🥳 link in bio to watch 🥰 #abs #absworkout #abworkout #workout #workouts #workoutroutine #workoutmotivation #circuittraining #abcircuit

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TUESDAY – CARDIO AND ARMS

I’ve been getting into running a lot more recently so I try to do it a few times a week to keep up my endurance. I’ll run a few miles on the treadmill and then do some arm workouts. I’ve got a list of moves in my notes that I use to decide what to do for arms depending on what/how I’m feeling. Here’s the list:

  • Triceps machine 3 x 10
  • Row machine 3 x 10
  • Lat pulldown machine 3 x 10
  • Bicep curls 3 x 10
  • Hammer curls 3 x 10
  • Overhead press 3 x 10
  • Upright row 3 x 10

WEDNESDAY – AT-HOME WORKOUT

Usually, in the middle of the week, I get burnt out from going to the gym or I have a lot of work piled up so I opt for a quick at-home workout. Every single time I do an at-home workout it’s a YouTube video from PopSugar Fitness. It is my all-time favorite account! There are videos for any type of workout you want to do which is always super convenient. I just pull up a video on my tv in my bedroom and rock out a 30-60 minute workout!

THURSDAY – LEGS

Thursdays I almost always do a weights-only legs workout. Just like with my arms moves, I have a big list of leg moves in my notes app and pick and choose what ones I want to do depending on what I’m in the mood for and how much time I have. Here’s the list:

  • Leg press machine 3 x 10
  • Leg extension machine 3 x 10
  • Hip Abduction machine  3 x 10
  • Hip adduction machine 3 x 10
  • Weighted Squats 3 x 10
  • Weighted Lunges 3 x 10
  • Romanian deadlifts 3 x 10
  • Squat jumps/calf raises 3 x 10 /15
  • Donkey kicks/fire hydrant 3 x 10
  • Weighted glute bridge 3 x 10
  • Kettlebell deadlifts 3 x 10

FRIDAY – WALK

Whenever I’m at Chapel Hill visiting Mitchell we typically go for a long power walk in the evening for exercise. We aim for 3 to 5 miles and go all around UNC’s campus! Going for a long walk is one of my favorite things to do because you can have a nice conversation with someone, see a lot of different things and places, and still be active!

SATURDAY – REST DAY

Typically I’m busy on the weekends either hanging out with my friends at Elon or in Chapel Hill visiting Mitchell, so I don’t worry about working out on this day.

SUNDAY – AT-HOME WORKOUT

At-home workout. I usually prefer to do an at-home workout on Sunday’s since I spend most of the day in my room doing homework. As mentioned before, my favorite at-home workouts to do are Popsugar Fitness! One of my favorites to do on a Sunday evening is this 45-Minute Barre Workout. It’s really fun, you get in a good workout, and you end it feeling nice and stretched out and relaxed.

That’s my typical week of workouts! Of course, I may switch the days up week to week but I typically do these workouts each week. I’m not a trainer or anything and I don’t mean to use this post as means of telling you how to work out. This is the routine that I’ve slipped into over time and this is what works for me and my schedule.

What’s your favorite type of workout? Leave it in a comment below! Also, if you liked this post, be sure to head to my homepage and subscribe to emails and follow me on Instagram @mainly.mackenzie!

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