Tuesday Pilates and Free Weights (At Home)
Tuesday’s are a day when I do pilates and strength straining with free weights. I get up every week day at the same time regardless (alarm goes off at 4.00am) and I’m used to my routine now, so this early start doesn’t faze me. Indeed I’ve always been a morning person so I do tend to get so much more done early on, before I begin to fade!
After putting the kettle on for a nice pot of green tea, which I drink throughout my at home routine, I will begin a warm-up by doing 20 minutes of a Pilates exercise DVD that I’ve been following for a number of years now. It’s by Ana Caban called Pilates Abs Workout. I haven’t changed from this DVD because I only wanted to have a firmer and flatter stomach and it seems to have done the trick, and that was just by following it Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at home.
So, in my office at home, all I have is a Weider Weight Bench. It is a multi-position bench which can be adjusted from decline, through vertical to incline position. I have some York Dumbbells which I can vary the weights on. That’s it. The gym caters for all other equipment I would want. There’s no need to fill up our house with anything else. My Tuesday routine is as follows, with the main parts of my body that I’m concentrating on (in brackets):-
20 Minutes Warm Up – Pilates (ABS)
3 x 15 Reps AB Seated Leg Raise (ABS)
3 x 15 Reps Upright Row (Back)
3 x 15 Reps Dumbbell Decline Fly (Chest)
3 x 15 Reps Bent Over Row (Back)
3 x 15 Reps Dumbbell Chest Press (Chest)
3 x 15 Reps Dumbbell Incline Fly (Chest)
3 x 15 Reps Dumbbell Incline Press (Chest)
3 x 30 Sit Ups (ABS)
I feel I should put a “disclaimer” here and say that again I have been doing this for many years and it suits me. What suits you may not be this and you should always seek professional advice before embarking on a fitness routine.
My Tuesday fitness routine takes roughly 1.5 hours.