I’m sure many of you have kicked off the new year with some fitness goals in mind. Maybe you’re currently following a fitness program, maybe you don’t know where to begin. Last month I shared a 20 minute plyometric workout that was perfect for all fitness levels, today I’m going to share a lower body circuit that can be done in just 35 minutes.
This workout is actually an excerpt from the SoCal Fit Guide Fit in 35 program. If you’re new to my blog, I became a personal trainer last summer to help my friends, family and followers become the best versions of themselves. This program can be completed in just 35 minutes a day, 4 days a week either at home or in the gym. It is self guided but you will have access to me as your trainer for support, questions and motivation 24/7.
Not everyone has hours to spend in the gym, nor do you need to. This program was designed to get you the best results in the shortest amount of time possible. As with any fitness program, you are in charge of your own results and can only expect to get out what you put in. Proper nutrition is equally important when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. If you want to check out all off the programs I offer, click here.
I know everyone is starting at different fitness levels so I’ve included some FAQ’s for you as well:
How much weight should I be lifting?
The reason I do not suggest a target weight to lift for each exercise is that everyone’s strength and individual fitness levels are so vastly different. What is easy for you might be extremely difficult for me. To determine the weight that is right for you, you should use just enough that completing the last rep of a set should feel difficult and almost impossible but you should still be able to retain proper form. The lower reps should allow you to lift heavier and higher reps you will need to lift lighter accordingly. As this becomes easier, you should start to increase your weight.
What if I don’t know how to do an exercise?
For exercise demonstrations, please visit my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjp0S4-e6OYXtln9N8bNqxQ
Form is everything.
Poor form leads to injury and injury leads to missed workouts. Only complete as many repetitions as you can do with proper form. You may need to reconsider the amount of weight used.
If something doesn’t feel right in your body, don’t do it!
I do not want you to hurt yourself. Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can find alternative exercises for you to try.
Do I need to utilize a protein supplement after my workouts?
No, you do not need to. However, you may see increased results by doing so. Strength training causes micro tears to your muscles while your body is also burning all of its stored glycogen as energy to fuel your workouts. It’s best to consume a high quality protein along with a fast digesting high quality carbohydrate immediately after your workouts for best results. This could be a chicken breast and rice, tuna and a rice cake or a post workout recovery shake such as Phormula 1 + Ignition by 1st Phorm. If you are on the fence regarding supplements, this would be the number 1 product that I’d recommend and the number 2 would be a meal replacement protein such as Level 1.
If you have any questions about whether you should be using supplements and what supplements would work best for you, please email me at email@example.com and I’d be happy to address those questions.
35 Minute Lean Leg Circuit
Finish this off with a 10 minute HIIT cardio session to blast even more calories. Do 30 seconds of max effort intensity, followed by 1 minute moderate intensity for 6 rounds.
I’ve also included some of my favorite fitness must-haves for you here:
My inbox is always open for questions so please don’t hesitate to reach out!