A compound weight training exercise in which the individual pushes a weight or resistance away from them using their legs.
25 January 23
May be you have an event you want to aim for – well slow and steady wins the race! In the Winter months it’s far too cold and dark outside so bring your training indoors to one of our 13 gyms.
It will feel great to get back to a health and wellness routine and you can give yourself a big high-5 for getting started on your way to 5k. Aim to follow this routine 2-3 times a week.
Aim to complete 3-4 sets of 12-15 repetitions of the following exercises, and rest for 30-45 seconds between each set.
Be sure to choose a weight that provides a comfortable challenge as you start.
Hit the treadmill and aim to move for 10-15 minutes at a pace you feel comfortable with.
Record your total distance and as you build up your fitness, aim to push yourself a little bit more during this time and beat your previous best or run for a little longer.
Pick any cardiovascular machine - Treadmill, Bike, Rower – and aim to move for 5 minutes at an easy pace, to reduce your heart rate before completing your session.
This is the number of times you do an exercise before you stop for a rest.
Sets are simply groups of repetitions. So 10 press ups, followed by a rest, followed by another 10 press ups is two sets of 10 reps.
Enough to make the move challenging. Each repetition should go at the same speed.
If you feel like you are slowing down, it’s time to stop.
Pushing yourself until you can’t do anymore, is useful to build muscle bulk, but not so much for strength training.
The general rule is that using a weight that allows you to get through one to five repetitions will help to build up strength.
If you are training for fat loss try to keep your rests to less than 1 minute.
For strength and muscle rest for between 90-120 seconds.
At Active Northumberland you can book an ELEVATE fitness pathway session with one of our expert health and fitness team for a more tailored programme.