A week of workouts with @betterbeingsteph

Our NH girl @betterbeingsteph takes us through her weekly workouts. If you're looking to start training but don't know where to start, take a look at the sample sets below! Try mixing up or adding to your sessions with a weekly walk, strength sessions, high-intensity workouts or some yoga and pilates. Now over to Steph...

Steph McDonald @betterbeingsteph

How I schedule my workouts for the week

My Weekly Workouts:

I am someone who absolutely loves training in the gym and feeling strong, so at the moment my priority is 4 good quality strength sessions a week, plus daily walks.

Ideally, I’d love to be smashing out intense workouts 5-6 times a week, but I’m currently trying to improve my hormonal health - which means cutting back my exercise and focusing on finding that sweet spot between; getting that amazing endorphin hit from a good session, challenging my body & progressing on the weights I lift - but also respecting my limits and not overdoing it! 

So for now, my 4 sessions comprise mostly of compound lifts, full-body exercises & some accessory work. I mainly work in supersets of a lower & upper body movement e.g deadlifts superset with a shoulder push press, and I play around with quarter reps & tempos to make sure my muscles are being challenged.

A sample workout looks like:

4 x 6-8 reps:
A1: Conventional Deadlifts
A2: BB Push Press

4 x 8-10 reps:
B1: Stiff Leg Deadlifts
B2: Overhead Reverse Lunges (holding plate)

4 x 10-12 reps:
C1:1 1/4 rep Stiff Leg Deadlift
C2: Bentover Row

3 x 20 reps:
D1: Cable Face Pull
D2: Banded Crab Walks
D3: 1 min plank

The one thing I want to add into my weekly workouts is a yoga or Pilates session - so I’m going to give some of @NHfit_ ones a go and hopefully make a habit out of it!