Recently I was searching far and wide for an effective daily workout routine to jump start my health improvement action plan for the new year.
There were SO many different routines to sort through. Talk about complicated and confusing!
So I decided to keep things simple and efficient. If you are a reader of this blog, you know that ‘simple disciplines repeated over time’ is my formula for everything. Therefore, I had to determine what my ultimate goals were, then design an effective daily workout routine that would move me closer to those goals on a consistent basis.
After some thought, I decided that I’d like to eventually get down to a single digit body fat percentage … a nice lean muscular look.
I had dreams of being a professional bodybuilder back in my college days, but sub-par genetics combined with bad shoulders from constant heavy lifting put an end to that pretty quickly. But, I am still healthy enough to get lean and toned without too much discomfort, and I am thankful for that.
So now that the goal was in place – lean muscularity – I needed to decide what I should do on a daily basis to get there.
Here is what I came up with, which has been a very effective daily workout routine for me. You may be shocked by the simplicity of it, but it works well and that is all that matters, right?
Monday through Saturday
30-50 push-ups performed in the morning and/or evening, followed by 30-50 bicycle sit-ups.
Monday – Wednesday – Friday
30-minute combination of walking and running, with the ultimate goal of competing in a few 5k events this summer. I found an excellent 9-week program on the Cool Running web site.
Like I said, this workout produces great results for me. And since it takes me no more than 30 minutes to complete, it is certainly simple and efficient – just the way I like it!