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06 March 2013

Combo programmes Beginner - 2 days a week

Get fit with 2 sessions a week.

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For the resistance exercises: start with a lighter weight - one with which you can do 12-14 smooth, controlled repetitions without stopping. If you find the 12th and 14th repetition quite hard to do, you're doing the exercise correctly.

The next set's weight should be slightly heavier, and the last set should be done with an even heavier weight.

Remember to stretch your muscles after every session.

WEEK 1

Monday
Cardio 20 min. Increase the intensity minute-by-minute for sets of 4 min. each.

Dumbbell chest press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Lateral pulldown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Pec decs (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated row (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated shoulder press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell shoulder press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Bicep curls with dumbbells(Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell hammer curls (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Standing tricep pressdown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Bench dips (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
 
Thursday
Cardio 20 min. Increase the intensity minute-by-minute for sets of 4 min. each.
Leg curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg extensions with machine (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Body raise (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated calf raises (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Calf contractions (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Hip lifts (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Squat/lunge combo with dumbbells (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Abdominal curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Oblique crunches (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Reverse curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)

WEEK 2

Monday
Cardio 20 min. Increase the intensity minute-by-minute for sets of 4 min. each.
Leg curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg extensions with machine (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Body raise (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated calf raises (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Calf contractions (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Hip lifts (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Squat/lunge combo with dumbbells (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Abdominal curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Oblique crunches (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Reverse curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
 
Thursday
Cardio 20 min. Increase the intensity minute-by-minute for sets of 4 min. each.
Dumbbell chest press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Lateral pulldown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Pec decs (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated row (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated shoulder press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell shoulder press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Bicep curls with dumbbells(Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell hammer curls (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Standing tricep pressdown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Bench dips (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)

WEEK 3

Monday
Cardio 20 min. Increase the intensity minute-by-minute for sets of 4 min. each.
Dumbbell chest press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Lateral pulldown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Pec decs (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated row (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated shoulder press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell shoulder press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Bicep curls with dumbbells(Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell hammer curls (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Standing tricep pressdown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Bench dips (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
 
Thursday
Cardio 20 min. Increase the intensity minute-by-minute for sets of 4 min. each.
Leg curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg extensions with machine (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Body raise (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated calf raises (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Calf contractions (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Hip lifts (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Squat/lunge combo with dumbbells (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Abdominal curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Oblique crunches (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Reverse curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)

WEEK 4

Monday
Cardio 20 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 4 MIN. EACH.
Leg curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg extensions with machine (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Body raise (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated calf raises (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Calf contractions (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Hip lifts (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Squat/lunge combo with dumbbells (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Abdominal curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Oblique crunches (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Reverse curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Thursday
Cardio 20 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 4 MIN. EACH.
Dumbbell chest press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Lateral pulldown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Pec decs (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated row (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated shoulder press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell shoulder press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Bicep curls with dumbbells(Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell hammer curls (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Standing tricep pressdown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Bench dips (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)

WEEK 5

Thursday
Cardio 25 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 5 MIN. EACH.
Leg curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg extensions with machine (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Body raise (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated calf raises (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Calf contractions (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Hip lifts (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Squat/lunge combo with dumbbells (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Abdominal curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Oblique crunches (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Reverse curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
 
Monday

Cardio 25 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 5 MIN. EACH.
Dumbbell chest press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Lateral pulldown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Pec decs (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated row (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated shoulder press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell shoulder press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Bicep curls with dumbbells(Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell hammer curls (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Standing tricep pressdown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Bench dips (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)

WEEK 6

Thursday
Cardio 25 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 5 MIN. EACH.
Dumbbell chest press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Lateral pulldown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Pec decs (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated row (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated shoulder press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell shoulder press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Bicep curls with dumbbells(Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell hammer curls (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Standing tricep pressdown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Bench dips (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
 
Monday

Cardio 25 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 5 MIN. EACH.
Leg curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg extensions with machine (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Body raise (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated calf raises (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Calf contractions (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Hip lifts (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Squat/lunge combo with dumbbells (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Abdominal curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Oblique crunches (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Reverse curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)

WEEK 7

Monday
Cardio 20 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 4 MIN. EACH.
Dumbbell chest press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Lateral pulldown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Pec decs (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated row (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated shoulder press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell shoulder press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Bicep curls with dumbbells(Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell hammer curls (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Standing tricep pressdown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Bench dips (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
 
Thursday
Cardio 20 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 4 MIN. EACH.
Leg curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg extensions with machine (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Body raise (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated calf raises (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Calf contractions (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Hip lifts (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Squat/lunge combo with dumbbells (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Abdominal curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Oblique crunches (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Reverse curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)

WEEK 8

Monday
Cardio 30 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 5 MIN. EACH.
Leg curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg extensions with machine (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Body raise (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated calf raises (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Calf contractions (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Hip lifts (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Squat/lunge combo with dumbbells (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Abdominal curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Oblique crunches (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)
Reverse curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14)

Thursday
Cardio 30 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 5 MIN. EACH.
Dumbbell chest press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Lateral pulldown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Pec decs (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated row (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated shoulder press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell shoulder press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Bicep curls with dumbbells(Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell hammer curls (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Standing tricep pressdown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Bench dips (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)

WEEK 9

Monday
Cardio 30 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 5 MIN. EACH.
Dumbbell chest press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Lateral pulldown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Pec decs (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated row (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Seated shoulder press (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell shoulder press (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Bicep curls with dumbbells(Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Dumbbell hammer curls (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
Standing tricep pressdown (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Bench dips (Sets: 3 Reps: 14)
 
Thursday
Cardio 30 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 4 MIN. EACH.
Leg curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg extensions with machine (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Leg press (Sets: 3 Reps: 20)
Body raise (Sets: 3 Reps: 20)
Seated calf raises (Sets: 4 Reps: 14/12/10/8)
Calf contractions (Sets: 3 Reps: 20)
Hip lifts (Sets: 3 Reps: 20)
Squat/lunge combo with dumbbells (Sets: 3 Reps: 20)
Abdominal curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 20)
Oblique crunches (Sets: 4 Reps: 20)
Reverse curls (Sets: 4 Reps: 20)

WEEK 10

Monday
Cardio 30 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 5 MIN. EACH.
REPEAT UPPER-BODY SERIES, AS DISPLAYED IN WEEK 9.

Thursday

Cardio 30 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 4 MIN. EACH.
REPEAT UPPER-BODY SERIES, AS DISPLAYED IN WEEK 9.

WEEK 11

Monday
Cardio 20 min. Increase the intensity minute-by-minute for sets of 4 min. each.
REPEAT UPPER-BODY SERIES, AS DISPLAYED IN WEEK 9.

Thursday
Cardio 20 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 5 MIN. EACH.
REPEAT LOWER-BODY SERIES, AS DISPLAYED IN WEEK 9

WEEK 12

Monday
Cardio 30 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 5 MIN. EACH.
REPEAT LOWER-BODY SERIES, AS DISPLAYED IN WEEK 9.

Thursday
Cardio 30 MIN. INCREASE THE INTENSITY MINUTE-BY-MINUTE FOR SETS OF 5 MIN. EACH.
REPEAT UPPER-BODY SERIES, AS DISPLAYED IN WEEK 9.

 
 
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