Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Workout of the Day

Today's workout consisted of a brief warm-up followed by what I call a 12 to 2 set. This consists of two different exercises that focus on two body parts with the exercises performed back-to-back with no rest. The 12 to 2 are the number of repetitions used for each of the 6 sets (12 total sets). For example, today I used an (underhand grip) lat pull-down followed by a chest fly using the following repetition sequence: 12, 1o, 8, 6, 4 and 2 reps - increasing the weight by about 10-20% with each additional set - remember, this is to be done without resting between sets. Try it and let me know how it goes. The beauty of this is that it can be performed hundreds of ways using any number of exercises. Last week I tried the same thing using biceps curl and a triceps push-down. This works for me and will work for you because - lack of time cannot be used as an excuse - you can always do a warm-up and this routine or a Tabata and then the routine - all in minimal time...talk about a lot of bang for your buck!

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