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free exercise routine


If you're like me, then you probably make health and fitness goals at the beginning of each year. Trying to maintain an exercise routine isn't easy though. Trust me, I know.

Free Exercise Routine

In order for me to maintain my fitness goals, I like to switch up my workout routine to keep things fun and challenging. This pushes me to do my best.

I included a variety of workouts that you can do for one complete week.

The best part of this routine is that it's free AND you can do all the exercises at home!

The exercise routine features a series of workouts that you can do at home.

We will be breaking the workout into two groups: Circuits and Cardio. You will alternate between circuits and cardio so that you are getting a variety of exercises in throughout the week.

For the circuits, you should start with a quick 3-5 minute warm up (jogging in place, jumping jacks, etc) to warm up the muscles in your body before you start. Then, go through the list of the circuits and when you finish, take a 1 minute break and then repeat the circuit for the amount indicated.

For example, you can do 10 squats, 10 sit-ups, and 10 push-ups take a 1 minute break and then do 10 squats, 10 sit-ups, and 10 push-ups again.

After you complete the circuit for the given amount of repetitions indicated, you can move on to a 5-minute cool down session (stretching, yoga) to finish your workout.

For the cardio days, you will do 35-45 minutes of cardio. This may include speed walking, jogging, dancing, running, swimming, cycling, etc. Alternating between circuit days and cardio days is a great way to boost your metabolism and workout different groups of muscles in your body.

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A great thing about this exercise routine is that it is completely customizable in terms of which exercise you want to complete for each circuit.

Feel free to mix it up and choose exercises for muscle groups that you prefer to workout.

For me, this is what I would consider a total body exercise routine because each circuit focuses on muscles for the entire body.

There is one day a week that you will rest.

During your rest day you can choose to do some light yoga for stretching and flexibility. You can also just take a bath in some epsom salt for 20 minutes to relax your muscles. Either way, be sure to rest for one day and do not do any exercises so that your muscles can repair for another awesome week of workouts!

During my rest day, I prefer to work on stretching. Stretching is important after EACH workout, but on my rest day I do a more thorough stretching routine.

I hope you enjoy this exercise routine, if you do it let me know by using the hashtag #TMMWorkout on social media. 

Also feel free to leave a comment or email me if you have any questions or need some motivation!

Happy Exercising, friends!