Updated: Aug 18, 2020

Starting to get into a workout rut? Fear not! I am coming to the rescue by sharing this full workout plan to help you feel healthier and stronger right away.

If you are anything like me, coming up with a great workout routine can be challenging. Even as a Physical Therapist, I don't love making up my own programs. So I am laying this one out for you, simple and straight forward. All you need to do is make the commitment and start working your butt off!

This is an actual program that I created for myself leading up to our wedding. I wasn't interested in fat loss, just a way to tone everything up. This program focuses in on working specific muscle groups multiple times per week to help you start seeing results.

Before you dive into this routine, there are a few things I want you to keep in mind:

1. There is never a quick fix. If you are trying to get in shape by next week, not gonna happen. It takes hard work and consistency to see results with ANY program. Don't get frustrated if you don't see results right away, it will happen if you put the effort into it. Stick with it!

2. Everyone's body is different. This program is a generalized approach to full body strength training, but you still need to find what works for you. This program can serve as a great starting point, but if there is something that you don't like or doesn't feel right- change it! Make this your own so you feel good about what you are doing.

3. Do NOT be afraid of lifting. I know that the fear of "bulking up" is real, but this program is not designed to create those types of muscle gains. You will be building muscle strength while burning calories at the same time. Cardio alone will not produce the same results, but the combination of the 2 works like a charm.

4. Lose the scale! Weight loss can absolutely be an important part of your wellness journey, but please don't feel tied down to a certain number. Being healthy is not always about seeing numbers drop on the scale or losing weight. It is about feeling fit, healthy and in control of your wellness.


**This program is broken down into a 3 day rotation. Keep rotating between week 1 and week 2. Pick your weight accordingly but you need to start with low weight. You should be able to complete all exercise sets without compensating. You should also feel fatigued by the end, but not so much that you cannot perform the exercise with good form. Increase the weight when it starts to feel easy!


DAY 1:

Warm up/ Cardio Bike x 20 min

Back Squat 4 x 10 reps

Bench Press 4 x 10 reps

Single Leg RDL 3 x 10 reps

Assisted pull ups 3 x 10 reps

(with bands or machine)

Single arm bicep curl 4 x 10 reps

DAY 2:

Warm up/ Cardio Bike x 20 min

Dead Lift 4 x 10 reps

Barbell Row 4 x 10 reps

Glute Thrusters 4 x 10 reps

TRX T’s 4 x 10 reps

Triceps Pull Down 4 x 10 reps

Push ups 3 x 10 reps

DAY 3:

Cardio Run x 40 min

Front Raises 4 x 10 reps

Lateral Raises 4 x 10 reps

Upright Row 4 x 10 reps

Assisted Pull Ups 4 x 10 reps

Core: (Rotate through 3x without breaks)

Front Crunches 20x

Side crunches 20x each side

Bicycles 20x each side

Butterfly kicks 30 sec up/down,

30 sec in/out


DAY 1:

Warm up/ Cardio Run x 20 min

Back Squats 4 x 10 reps

Single Arm Bench Press 4 x 10 reps

with free weights

Lunge or curtsey squat 4 x 10 reps

with free weights

Assisted pull ups 3 x 10 reps

Barbell bicep curl 4 x 10 reps

DAY 2:

Warm up/ Cardio Bike x 20 min

Straight Leg Dead Lift 4 x 10 reps

90 deg Row with Pulley 4 x 10 reps

Lat Pull Down 4 x 10 reps

Skull Crushers 4 x 10 reps

Push Ups 3 x 10 reps

Sled Pushes 2x heavy weight,