Category Archives: Workout Routine

Resistance training workout routine

This workout routine requires a gym. It mainly involves dumbbells and a cable machine. It is a superset full body workout and concentrates on the big muscle groups first (chest, back and glutes) followed by the smaller muscle groups (shoulder, tries and bies). The supersets are followed by a blitz.

Warm up and stretch

Chest
3 x 10 Dumbbell press ups
3 x 10 Flies
Until failure press ups

Back
3 x 10 Lat pull down
3 x 10 Inverted flies
Until failure shrugs

Legs
3 x 10 leg extension
3 x 10 split squats
Until failure squats

Shoulders
3 x 10 Military press
3 x 10 Cable pull in
Until failure Lat raises

Tries
3 x 10 tricep kickbacks
3 x 10 rope pull down
Until failure tricep dips

Bies
3 x 10 Chin ups (hammer grip)
3 x 10 Cable reverse grip
Until failure dumbbell curls

Agility workout routine

Here’s a 45 minute agility routine:

Warm up: 3 x 3 minutes skipping
Stretch (focussing on calves)

Agility ladder
Start with one minute rounds and then increase by 30 seconds as it becomes easier.
Left out, right in, left in, right out, left forward in, right in, left out, right forward in and so on.
Press ups, pushing up and leaping/shuffling down the ladder.
Jump with both feet in, jump both feet out and squat, repeat down the ladder.
Switch hips/feet in and out down the ladder.
Wide/Narrow press ups down the ladder.
Hop twice forward and once back.
Press up forward left and right creeping forward.

Active recovery: plank (1 minute) and stretch

Sprints (50m and walk back x 5)
Bunny hops (50m and walk back x 5)

Warm down: plank (1 minute) and stretch

Partner Workout Routine

Here’s a kickboxing style workout routine that takes about an hour to complete. It’s predominantly stretching and body-weight exercises. All you need is an open space and a kick shield (or focus pads):

Open park

Warm up
20 x star jumps
20 x side to side hops
20 x press ups
20 x burpees

Stretch
Rotate arms
Leg raises to the side and front
Static stretch arms (across the body and behind the back)
Side splits
Front splits

Exercise
For the length of a sports hall and back (or 100 metres):
Step forward lunge front kick
Step forward squat turning kick

In pairs (person A and person B), or it can include a third person to hold the pads and time:
A squat jumps B jab cross sprawl
Change after one minute
AB long jump burpees (one minute)
A turning kicks B splits/hamstring stretch
Change after one minute
AB bunny hops
A and B alternating turning kicks
AB plank
AB sprints (50m sprints, walk back and repeat 5 times)