Head to Toe

Hey guys,

I went to the gym last week and my intention was to cardio on the treadmill for at least two miles. Sometimes I like to just walk, clear my mind, and listen to music. There’s always funny action at the gym and I’m a huge fan of people watching. It was in the evening and it was supposed to be an “off” day from weight training, but I just had an itch to lift and didn’t want to mess up my system I had been doing.

While finishing up my cardio, I remembered back when I started resistance training, and decided to complete a “Head to Toe” workout. The concept is pretty easy and gives a full body workout that can be done by anyone at any level!

I start from “Head to Toe” and complete an exercise for each body part with 10 to 15 reps each. After I have completed each body part, I attempt to complete three rounds. Each round, I change exercises. This gives me three exercises for each body part, with little rest between each set. By the end, I’m usually exhausted, my heart rate (cardio) is up, and I have a body pump!

The routine is as follows:

  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Abs

Repeat three times with different exercises each time.

This particular time, I utilized machines along with free weights to complete the workout.  Another name for this type of workout is called “Circuit Training.” I encourage people who are beginning their fitness journey to utilize this training 3-4 times a week. It takes the extra planning out of the workout routines and will build confidence going forward. As you develop and see results, a traditional resistance training regimen can be utilized.

I hope this helps. Always start your workout with a purpose! If you fail to plan, plan to fail.  Use this method if you are having trouble figuring out, “What should I do today?”

Have a great next workout,

Adam