The warm weather is approaching, and that means one thing; it’s time to up your fitness game. When the days get longer and the temperature climbs a bit higher, it’s hard to deny that inner-drive to really push yourself and get your body into even better shape. I want to shift gears just a bit today and move away from the cardio-heavy workout programs I’ve been posting as of late. Today, I want to introduce you to a big lift weight training program guaranteed to throw a little muscle on those bones and get your ready for summer in the best way possible.
Hopefully you’ve been keeping up with some sort of program the past several months. If you’re looking for the quick-fix-I-need-a-bikini-body-fast workout program…keep looking, because this isn’t it. What this is, is a tried and true 50 day program that delivers huge gains for those that can stay committed to giving maximum effort during this plan.
In just 50 days on this strength program, you can expect to build beautiful shapely lines, improve strength dramatically, boost metabolism, and shed excess body fat in the process. Sound good? Then come into this one ready to stay committed and knowing you’re going to work harder than you ever have before.
The basics of this strength program are simple – you’re going to perform a series of lifts three days a week. Each time you return to a given workout, I want you to increase the weight you’ve used for each workout. Doesn’t matter if it’s a measly two pounds – you’re going to increase the weight each time out. If of course you’re not able to bump the weight, that’s okay too. Stick with what you did the time before, and try again the next time you revisit that particular workout.
Workouts are geared with improving total body strength in mind. They also are designed to jump-start your metabolism, to ensure you get into serious fat-burning mode. That’s the beauty of building muscle. You add a little muscle, you burn a little more fat, you look better…you add more muscle, you burn more fat….and the cycle repeats.
Your program consist of two primary workouts. Your workouts are four exercises in length, but trust me, it’s going to take you a full hour to get through these. Remember, we’re striving to bump the weight every single time out, so you’re pushing yourself to the max each and every workout. All exercises are performed for five sets, five to eight reps per set. That equates to 100-200 reps of maxed out effort each time in the gym. You wan to gain lean muscle mass quickly? This is how you do it.
Your schedule looks like this…
Monday – Workout 1
Tuesday – Rest
Wednesday – Workout 2
Thursday – Rest
Friday – Workout 1
Weekend – your choice of yoga, core, cardio…but NO lifting.
At the start of the next week, you begin up with workout 2, then repeat the alternating cycle.
This program looks simple, but trust me, it’s going to be one of the toughest physical tests you’ve ever encountered. The key to making progress on this program is deliberately pushing yourself to the max, and again, bumping that weight. By the end of this program, you should have skyrocketed in strength, leanness, and overall fitness ability.
If you’ve got any questions about anything in this plan, leave a message and I’ll get back to you shortly.