Some think all they need is a workout to get moving toward their goal. But actually, if you define a workout as a single event, then you may want a plan for the long term. If you are getting started and need to build some good habits of adding exercise to your day and drop a bad habit, you will find goal achievement in a relatively short period of time.
Let me put it this way. If you start today, a year from now, you will be a different person.
Here is a program that is for beginners and has been helping people off the couch for years: the 45-Day Plan.
However, if you are not a beginner and are looking for something more challenging to try out in 2017, try this TRX or suspension training program:
Repeat five times (for advanced levels, do with a 20-pound weight vest)
- Pull-ups max (vest optional)
- TRX push-ups max (vest)
- MJDB#2 10 (vest and dumbbells)
- Run or bike for five minutes
Repeat three times.
- TRX squat row 10
- TRX squat wide row 10
- TRX squat high row 10
- TRX rollouts 10
- TRX plank pose for one minute (same as rollouts; just hold)
- Stretch/foam roll
Regardless of your level of fitness, set a goal and get after it. Good luck. Let's see what you can do for your health and wellness in one year. A year from now, let us know.
Happy New Year.
Stew Smith is a former Navy SEAL and fitness author certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Visit his Fitness eBook store if you're looking to start a workout program to create a healthy lifestyle. Send your fitness questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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