YOUNG ATHLETE: BEGINNER


Before You Start

This exercise program is designed for people who currently do not have an exercise regimen as part of their daily lifestyle routine. The exercise program listed below will get the participants' muscles tuned up over the first six weeks and help return some healthy activity back in the muscles.

The program is divided into a seven day cycle, which makes it easy to follow. Three days of the week are dedicated to cardiovascular training and three days of the week are dedicated to muscular and strength development.

NOTE: Exercises are listed by sets and repetitions, thus "1 x 8" means 1 individual set of that exercise, doing 8 repetitions of that exercise per set.

Day One

Muscle group Back

Begin with 10 minutes of stretching exercises from head to toe

Muscle group Exercise Reps & Sets
Abdominal Crunches 1 x 8
Back Lat Pulldowns Long bar 1 x 8
Back Dumbell Pullovers 1 x 8

Day Two

Muscle group Chest

Begin with 10 minutes of stretching exercises from head to toe

Muscle group Exercise Reps & Sets
Abdominal Crunches 1 x 8
Chest Bench Press 1 x 8
Chest Dumbell Flyes 1 x 8

Day Three

Cardiovascular Training

Begin with 10 minutes of stretching from head to toe

Walk at a slow pace for 15 minutes

Day Four

Cardiovascular Training

Begin with 10 minutes of stretching from head to toe

Walk at a slow pace for 15 minutes

Day Five

Muscle group Legs

Begin with 10 minutes of stretching exercises from head to toe

Muscle group Exercise Reps & Sets
Abdominal Crunches 1 x 8
Quadriceps Full squat 1 x 8
Hamstrings Hamstring machine 1 x 8

Day Six

Muscle group Arms

Begin with 10 minutes of stretching from head to toe

Muscle group Exercise Reps & Sets
Abdominal Crunches 1 x 8
Biceps Barbell Curls 1 x 8
Triceps Cable Pull Tricep Extension 1 x 8

Day Seven

Day off, take a rest...your muscles will thank you for it!


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