How do you put together a workout? How do you choose which exercises to do when there are so many for each muscle group??🤯 I get these questions a ton, so I’m gonna help ya out as best as I can!👇🏻👇🏻
✨ALWAYS start your workout with your heavy compound movement! Compound movements need to be done first thing so you can attack them with a full tank of energy. These movements recruit a larger amount of muscles at a time and are way more taxing on your body than accessory lifts. These would be:
Lower body: squat, deadlift, hip thrust
Upper body: bench press or overhead press
✨Stick to 3-4 accessory movements after your compound lift. There’s no need to add 10 extra exercises per body group. The purpose of accessories are to hit certain muscle groups in different ways—than the compound exercises. This ultimately reduces your weakness and imbalances and makes you a stronger at those compound movements! A few examples of these would be:
✨Don’t try to change up your routine too much, find the exercises that work for YOU and stick with them, focusing on progressive overload (increasing your weight or reps overtime on that movement).
✨Don’t make things too complicated. I often see the wackiest variations of exercises that people are coming up with. Personally, I like to keep it simple. There’s no benefit to doing a one legged overhead twisting squat step up lunge whatever when a normal squat is going to benefit you even more in the long run okay i promise. You need to perfect your form and feel comfortable in the simple movements FIRST before even attempting fun variations. (Which are honestly just to keep your workout fun if you’re getting bored with the same thing after awhile and that’s really it.)
✨Stay consistent, work hard, push yourself, and watch your body and mind CHANGE❤️