This week you'll start with basic movements to build your strength foundation.
You're off to a great start and now it's time to give your muscles a rest. Foam roll, stretch, take a yoga class — just do something that will make you feel good.
Yes, this is a strength program but it's imperative to give your muscles a rest. Today, you're going to cross-train. Consider doing a light 15-30 minute run, swimming, riding a bike, or using the elliptical.
The remainder of the workout will be completed as a circuit. Take minimal rest in between exercises (listen to your body) and no more than two minutes of rest in between each round. Complete two to three rounds (if you're feeling completely exhausted after two rounds, stop).
Friday and Saturday Congratulations, week one of training is officially complete. If you're feeling tight or sore, take an epsom salt bath, relax in the steam room, roll out, and most importantly, keep moving to loosen up your muscles. If your hips are feeling tight, follow this quick four-move mobility routine.