What Is a Simple Workout Plan?


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A typical beginner workout program includes basic cardiovascular exercises, weight training and exercises to increase flexibility. Three days of cardio and two days of strength training a week are enough for a simple workout plan, but it's best for the exerciser to determine his fitness level to ascertain what would be basic exercises for him, while still being effective.

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What Is a Simple Workout Plan?
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On day one, a simple workout plan should involve cardiovascular activities for 20 to 30 minutes. Using a stationary bike, walking or using an elliptical machine are effective exercises for this program.

Day two should involve a total-body strength workout along with core training. Begin with five to 10 minutes of light cardio for warm-up, then choose a weight that allows performing one set of 12 reps of exercises such as the one-armed row, the lateral raise, hammer curls, tricep extension and the seated rotation for abs. Day three can be reserved for rest or yoga and stretching exercises for flexibility.

Day four is a repeat of day one with 20 to 30 minutes of simple cardiovascular exercises, while day five is a return of the total-body strength and core training of day two. Day six completes this simple workout plan with 20 to 30 minutes of cardiovascular training.

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