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by Tony Gjokaj September 07, 2021 3 min read
Here is a free exercise program for beginners who want to start working out at the gym!
This program is a four day program that helps people who are new to fitness or new to weights get leaner and stronger at the gym.
If your intent is to build muscle, feel good, or look better, this program is for you.
Reps are the number of repetitions you do in one set.
Sets are the number of times you initiate a specific movement.
For exercises with ~5 reps, you should rest 3-5 minutes in between sets.
For exercises with 6-12 reps, you should rest 1.5-2 minutes in between sets.
There are separate days that focus on two different goals: muscle and strength.
For the strength days, we pursue heavier lifting with less reps to build a stronger body.
For the muscle days, we pursue higher reps with less weight with the intent to build lean muscle.
Combining both of this will help build a solid foundation where more people will progress consistently.
You can warm up for 5 minutes on a cardio machine if you go to a gym. Alternatively, you can use a jump rope.
For the big exercises (like Squats, Bench, Deadlift), consider 3 minutes of rest in between sets.
For isolation exercises like the triceps, biceps, leg curls or leg extensions, 60-90 seconds should be sufficient enough rest up between sets.
With this beginner's program, you can utilize a linear periodization approach to exercise.
Let's say you're going for a Squat for 3 sets of 5 reps.
If you hit 5 reps on every set in one day, you can add weight to the bar the next session. For lower body exercises, 10-15lb increases, for upper body exercises, 5-10lb increases.
Always consult your physician or qualified health professional with any matters regarding your personal health. Use of the information provided in this program should be used at your own risk.
Reforged Performance Nutrition LLC will not assume any liability for any direct or indirect losses or damages that may result including, but not limited to, economic loss, injury, illness, or death.
If you have noticed you are stronger, have added some lean muscle over a few months, and feel a lot better mentally, this is exactly what the goal with this program is.
This program is designed to keep you active in the gym, which will improve not only physical health, but mental health as well.
From fat to fit, and from sad to happy.
Ultimately, it primes you up for a little more workout intensity.
if you have any questions or comments, feel free to email us at email@example.com, or direct message us on Instagram.
Until next time, Reforged Warrior!
Tony is the Owner of Reforged. He is a PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach and has been in the fitness space for over a decade. His goal is to help millions exercise their way out of depression and anxiety.
by Tony Gjokaj April 25, 2023 3 min read
Exercise can feel like a chore, and even if you know it’s good for your health, the motivation to get moving sometimes just isn’t there.
But it doesn’t have to be a burden - by making exercise meaningful to you, it can become something fun and rewarding!
Here are five ways to make exercise more meaningful!
by Tony Gjokaj October 07, 2022 4 min read
Men, I know what it is like to be overweight and depressed.
Not having the energy to do anything but relax and sleep.
While relaxation and sleep are incredibly important, they can make us feel like we are not making progress in our lives.
And when depression hits, it’s very difficult to push through with exercise and weight loss.
But did you know that even though it takes time and some effort, you don’t need to get obsessively crazy over it?
In fact, with just a few small adjustments, you can lose weight, fight back against depression, and take your life back.
If you're serious about shedding pounds and pushing away those depression demons, here are five tips that can help get you started.
by Tony Gjokaj September 05, 2022 4 min read
A few weeks ago, my buddy Grant and I talked about nutrition.
We talked about how he's lost over 120 pounds so far with the weight loss progress he's been making.
This is all because he has been making healthier decisions over time.
One of the newest challenges he's facing right now is he's got a new job. He's working 10 to 12 hour days with physical demanding labor.
And what's been happening for him is that he's been super exhausted, he's not motivated to meal prep, he's having trouble trying to sit down and cook foods doesn't have the energy doesn't have the time.
So what I propose is five tips that you can use to live a more on the go fast food healthy eating lifestyle.
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