I have a self-created workout routine that I’ve been doing daily for a number of years now. I first came up with the routine when I was in recovery from an eating disorder; I had to eliminate cardio from my workout routine as it was a trigger for me, so I figured I should probably try and create a workout that’s both challenging and effective, without the cardio element.
The routine I came up with works out the major muscle groups of the body, for example, arms, legs, butt and abs, targeting various muscles within these groups. I am entirely aware that isn’t necessarily a good thing to do the exact same workout day after day, so I do make some modifications here and there to avoid redundancy.
I’ve had a few people ask me over the years to share my routine with them, and because I had a friend ask specifically for my arm routine not too long ago, I thought I would share with you the arm component of my workout. Check it out, and because I’ve made this workout myself, my terminology may not be terribly correct or clear, so if you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the comments.
- 60 jabs, leading with your left arm, punching in front of your body
- 60 jabs, leading with your right arm, punching in front of your body
- 60 jabs, leading with your left arm, punching to the left of your body
- 60 jabs, leading with your right arm, punching to the right of your body
- 60 speedball circles without the speedball, so basically holding your arms at eye level, and switching direction halfway through
- With your left arm, 10 cross jabs, 10 left hooks, and 10 uppercuts
- With your right arm, 10 cross jabs, 10 right hooks, and 10 uppercuts
- 60 bicep curls without the biceps – be sure to really squeeze your biceps to make the move as effective as possible
- 60 tricep extensions – be sure to really squeeze your triceps to make the move as effective as possible
- 60 chest presses, without the chest press – really squeeze your arms together when you bring them in front of your face to feel the burn
- 60 arm circles with your arms out to your sides, making small circular motions and switching directions halfway through
- 60 lat pull downs