Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Starting a Workout Program

Many millions of people have great difficulty starting a walking or running program to fulfill a personal fitness goal. Why? It’s simply too hard to start off. Once started, it becomes easy and manageable, but it’s just that start that is so difficult.

Here is a seven day workout plan that I think you will like, and it will definitely get you started. All sessions should be done as you feel.

Day 1 – Walk 15 minutes
Day 2 – Walk 10 minutes, run 5 minutes
Day 3 – Walk 8 minutes, run 5 minutes, and walk 2 minutes
Day 4 – Walk 5 minutes, run 5 minutes, and walk 5 minutes
Day 5 – Walk 2 minutes, run 8 minutes, and walk 5 minutes
Day 6 – Rest
Day 7 – Run 5 minutes, walk 5 minutes, run 5 minutes

This program allows you to ease into a program, by making it easy and simple to follow. The walking part should be seen as a recovery from your run. Running is where you will receive the most benefit. If you want to receive the same benefit as running, you will need to increase the amount of walking you do.

Try this out, and let me know how your program progresses. Best of luck.

This blog was contributed by Speedy Sneakers Walking and Running Clubs for women. Speedy Sneakers is committed to promoting women’s health and fitness through walking and running programs

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