GF workout routine
- 11-26-2007, 10:01 AM
GF workout routine
So my girlfriend has just joined the gym. She is going to be doing a lot of the classes offered(Spin, Yoga, etc), but I want to help her develop a weight lifting program as well. Just seeing if someone could help with a simple routine for a girl just to tone up and not really get big. Upper/Lower split?? Any help is appreciated.
- 11-26-2007, 12:23 PM
11-26-2007, 12:50 PM
11-26-2007, 01:20 PM
When you say high reps, what rep range are you talking about?
Whenever I see these women in the gym pushing 20 easy reps without breaking a sweat I can't help but think, "Is that really even doing anything at all?" It looks like all they're really doing is a movement rather than working the muscle.
I don't disagree with 20 reps that make you sweat bullets because the last 5 reps you had to push yourself; I do squats like that all the time. It's those last few difficult reps that build your muscle tissue.
The term "light" and "heavy" is all relative. I recommend 12-15 reps of a "difficult" weight; meaning the last few reps should be a struggle. If the woman doesn't have the genetics for a thick build, she won't end up thick. Look at some of us and how hard it is for us to achieve a desired thickness, and we're men!
11-26-2007, 01:53 PM
11-26-2007, 03:57 PM
11-26-2007, 05:58 PM
For a full body workout I would suggest 5 sets with compound movements for legs that incorporate both the hams and quads, for a routine that is split for lower/upper (what I recommend) I would keep it between 4-5, spliting apart the hams and quads into seperate muscle groups. I'm going to suggest something like this:
Rinse and repeat. Just rotate betwee Upper and Lower for each workout, 3x a week. Moderate cardio after each session of lifting.
Badda bing, badda boom. You've got yourself a hottie.
11-27-2007, 07:30 PM
i hate light weights and multiple reps ...... i do small sets of heavy weights.
im with irish cannon, who likes doing 20 - 30 sets of 50 lbs. on a leg press ZzZzZzZzZzZzzzz i see that stuff all the time.
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