Daily Workout Routine – Part I

Grace’s Daily Workout Routine

I met an amazing woman at the gym last year that I would like to introduce you to. My trainer pointed her out to me because she was doing an exercise that the trailer said would help my hip pain. Even though she was working, she was at the gym every day except Sunday’s. And, she agreed to let us interview her so we could share her daily workout routine with you.

After seeing the exercise once, my trainer focused on showing me different exercises to try (we only had a few sessions), but after 2 weeks, I couldn’t remember how to do that one exercise I needed. I was attempting it, but I knew my movements weren’t quite right.

So one day I got up the nerve to talk with her to ask if she would help. Her name is Grace, and as I said before, she’s an amazing woman. Exercise is a part of her life and the thought of not exercising is distasteful to her. She’s my hero. We have gotten to be friends and having a friend like Grace has been so helpful to my motivation. So, I thought it was time to share her daily workout routine in the hope that it will help you too.

The Exercise Interview

So, Grace said yes, she would let me ‘interview’ her and there were so many exercises, I needed several sessions.  (∗ Check with your doctor to see if these exercises are right for you).

Here’s our suggestion if you are a beginner, print these exercises (click on each [Print] that appears to the right of each exercise, and do them over the course of a week. For the exercises that use weights, work up to adding 2-3 lbs (later, if you want to go further, you can add extra weight).

We haven’t finished the details for each exercise just yet, but I created a webpage of her workout routine [check out the website] that I’ll update (along with this blog). As you can see, the names of a few are just place holders and will be replaced with the ‘real’ exercise in upcoming weeks. We are hoping it’s enough to get you started. If there’s an exercise that we haven’t completed that you’d like to see, send us a comment and we’ll complete those first.

If you have been exercising for a while, see how this compares to your workout – what do you think? Do you have a favorite exercise you would like to share?

Now let’s have some fun – take a guess at her age:

 
Now as we promised:

Grace’s Daily Workout

  1. Planks » 60 seconds »  [Print]
  2. Side Plank » 30 seconds each side »  [Print]
  3. Horizontal Scissor Kicks » 20 »  [Print]
  4. Hip Heel on Medicine Ball
  5. Foam Roller Crunch
  6. Push Ups » 20 »  [Print]
  7. Jack Knife » 10 with an 8 lb. weight »  [Print]
  8. Step Up » 10 on each leg »  [Print]
  9. Leg Extension
  10. Ab & Ad Hip
  11. Triceps Bench Dip
  12. Bird Dogs » 10 slowly, hold 3 sec., do not touch the ground » [Print]
  13. Ballet Legs
  14. Leg Extensions
  15. 2 legs up on ab chair
  16. Jumps on step
  17. Sit-Ups » 2 sets of 10 »  [Print]
  18. Right leg left arm
  19. Lunges » 10 »  [Print]
  20. Hops
  21. Triceps
  22. Fly
  23. Toe touch up
  24. Mountain Climber
  25. Air Bikes » 3 sets of 15  »  [Print]
  26. Squats » 60 – 80 »  [Print]
  27. Pull Down Machine
  28. Tricep Push Downs »  5 – 5 lbs »  [Print]
  29. Tricep Curls
  30. Sit / Stand
  31. Elliptical Machine » 20 minutes »  [Print]

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If you are just starting or your mat needs to be replaced, you’ll want to read How to Choose an Exercise Mat to narrow down the type of mat is right for you.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit with us. Wishing you the best of health!

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Author: Joan E Wilder

We provide information and motivation focused on the importance of physical activity to our quality of life. It is our hope to help people invest in themselves by staying active throughout their lives. It's that important.

4 thoughts

  1. Those are all awesome core exercises! Try single leg shoulder press on a bosu ball with light dumbbells, great for stability and secondary shoulder work

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