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Tips to maximize my workouts?

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

We joined a small, basic gym back at the end of June. We've been working out 3 times a week and on occasion four times.

I would love to get some tips to get the most out of my workouts. Here's what my workouts usually consists of. I usually start my workout with cardio, 40-50 mins. I rotate between spinning, treadmill, elliptical and step machine. I try to not do the same machine two workouts in a row. After that, I usually spend around 30-40 mins on the weight machines and strength training. I normally do a full body strength every time I go to the gym, unless the days are back to back. I try not to work the same muscle group two days in a row. I keep my heart rate high during the circuit training, almost out of breath. I usually conclude my workout with 10-20 mins of cardio.

On my non-gym days, I try to do a video (Zumba, Tae Bo) or some stretches. Twice a week, I walk about 5 miles in the morning, up and down mountains in my volunteer work. Its more of a strolling speed but I'm still being active. I generally have a rest day on Fridays and Sundays because of lack of time.

So, I'd love to hear your feedback, anything I should change, add, increase, decrease? Or any tips that work for you. I can tell I'm gaining muscle but there's still a thick layer of fat that is hiding the definition. My nutrition is pretty good. I'm usually within the ranges of 1300 (rest days) and 1500-1600 on workout days.

On another note, I went through my friends list. About 70% haven't been active in 2 years... So I need new friends!!!

I hope everyone's having a great weekend!

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