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Spring training program

It’s mid August, so it’s time to think about what sort of shape you’d like to be in come summer…. Crazy isn’t it? Not really, they do say summer bodies are made in winter, and they’re right. We’ve still got plenty of time, but it’s always a good idea to change up your routine anyway, if you want to keep seeing results, and what better time than the present?

Training goals – what are they?

So what are you training for? Get fitter, stronger, leaner? All of the above? Hence the summer body mention – I personally am always training to get stronger but with the threat of swimwear looming later in the year I also hope that my efforts mean I end up looking good as well.

A good go-to weight training plan:

Work on building strength and muscle mass for 5 weeks, because the stronger you are the more effort you’ll be able to put into your workouts (even when they aren’t specific weights workouts) and the more muscle you carry, the more calories you burn at rest. For this you do the traditional style 3-day split program. DAY 1. Chest, Tris and Shoulders, DAY 2 Back and Biceps, DAY 3 Legs and Abs. Ask a trainer to do a personalised exercise plan for you. (You can do some log slow cardio on in-between days if you like)

Work on fat-loss for the next 5 weeks – 3 weeks of super-sets, resting as little as possible between sets. and then two weeks of all out cross training, think Crossfit style – make you want to puke – total body workouts. Or join our HIIT Team training sessions for those 2 weeks so a trainer can tell you what to do (sometimes it’s hard to work to that intensity on your own.