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8 WK Full Body

8 weeks

Break down of the program: • 8-week program which is encouraged to repeat. • Includes 2 weeks of full-body HIIT circuits and 6 weeks of workouts with a weekly split of the upper body, lower body, and full body HIIT.... more

Workouts (36)

W1/D1
5.0
31
W1/D2
5.0
26
W1/D3
5.0
14
W1/D4
5.0
11
W2/D1
4.9
14
W2/D2
4.9
7
W2/D3
4.8
9
W2/D4
4.9
7
W3/D1
4.9
11
W3/D2
4.8
18
W3/D3
4.8
11
W3/D4
4.8
19
W4/D1
4.9
11
W4/D2
4.8
9
W4/D3
4.9
9
W4/D4
4.8
8
W5/D1
4.8
6
W5/D2
4.9
7
W5/D3
4.8
7
W5/D4
4.8
9
W5/D5
4.9
6
W6/D1
4.8
5
W6/D2
4.9
8
W6/D3
4.9
3
W6/D4
4.9
2
W6/D5
4.8
3
W7/D1
4.9
3
W7/D2
4.9
2
W7/D3
4.9
4
W7/D4
5.0
1
W7/D5
4.8
0
W8/D1
4.9
4
W8/D2
5.0
4
W8/D3
4.9
4
W8/D4
4.9
6
W8/D5
4.9
7

FAQ

Who is this program for?
- this is for more advanced gym-goers that need inspiration, variety, and guidance. Intermediate gym goers may need to modify. - Gym goers wanting to improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance while gaining strength, muscle mass and definition. - Gym goers looking for a change and a challenge.
What do I need to participate in this program?
Resistance bands, smith machine, cable tower, stability ball, box/benches, barbell, pullup/dip equipment, free weights, medball, abduction/adduction machine. There is almost always a modification for all exercises. There are many listed alternatives in the video section.
Creating a healthy lifestyle is a journey
Changing your body mentally and physically takes time. Enjoy the process and you will love the outcome the process produces. Just like any new hobby you pick up, you must learn and ease into the process. If you told yourself you were going to run a marathon and on your first day tried running 12 miles, you probably would not be very successful. It would cause injury and lead to discouragement as you were not able to achieve your goal. That does not mean you cannot run a marathon; you just need to set yourself up for success. Give yourself a chance.
How the exercises are laid out
A1. Squat A2. Reverse Lunge Reps: 1x 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 5, 16 Sets x Repetitions: For exercises like reverse lunges, complete 1/2 repetitions for both legs (unless specified differently). B1: Abductions B2. Toe Raises Reps: 2x 20 (Sets x Repetitions) C1. V- ups Reps: 3x 20
A Supersets
A1. Squat A2. Reverse Lunge Reps: 1x 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 5, 16 A superset means simply doing two exercises back to back with minimal rest. One superset is 1 set. If there is just one exercise, you simply perform the sets and reps of that exercise back to back with little rest. For example, in Group A (listed above), you will perform 20 squats and then immediately perform 10 reverse lunges on each leg (left and right) with minimal rest. Then you will do 15 squats and 7 reverse lunges, 12 squats into 6 reverse lunges until all repetitions are complete.
B Supersets
B1: Abductions B2. Toe Raises Reps: 2x 20 (Sets x Repetitions) In Group B, you will perform 20 repetitions of abductions and then 20 reputations of toe raises. You will do Group B superset twice. If there are no reps and sets specified, it is a circuit workout for time (there are a few exercises within the circuits that will be repetitions-based vs time-based). Each exercise will be anywhere from 30- 60 seconds (start with 30 seconds and increase as you progress). If it’s a single leg exercise, switch half way through. The rest between exercises varies from 30 seconds to 45 seconds; this time will decrease as you delve further into the guide.
Rest between supersets
You will do Group A exercises one time. Once Group A is finished, you then can rest 1-2 minutes before moving on to Group B exercises.
Can I work out on sore muscles?
Listen to your body. Being sore is a great thing! If you are extremely sore, take a few days off. You need rest to recover and build back muscle tissue and strength. It is okay to work out on sore muscles. A lot of times working out on sore muscles helps alleviate the lactic acid stored in your muscles. Push yourself, but still be cognitive of when enough is enough.
Do I need to work out 3-4 consecutive days?
NO! This guide is designed to go at your own pace. Each day is labeled (workout one, etc.), but you can choose which day to perform that specific workout. I encourage you to accomplish all the workouts within that week with 2 rest days (example: Mon, Tues, Rest, Thur, Fri, Sat, Rest). This guide can be 8 weeks or 16 weeks if you repeat. Go at your own pace and feel free to repeat workouts as needed. If you struggle during a workout, it is okay to stay on that week for 2-3 weeks until you feel ready to move on. Try to push harder each time you repeat a workout!
If you are just beginning you can repeat weeks 1-2
If you want, you can repeat the first two weeks with 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off in the circuit format until you feel your conditioning levels have improved. You then can repeat the first two weeks again with a longer exercise period of 45 seconds or 1 minute. This is a fantastic tool to help with weight loss, cardiovascular endurance, and confidence
Nutrition - what do I do?
Check out my guides in the "Insights" tab next to the workouts tab.
Certain exercises hurt my knees or back, what should I do?
Make sure you are utilizing proper form, decrease the weight, or replace the exercise with another progression exercise. Often type knee pain is a result of weak or inactive glutes. Focus on loading through your hips during lunges and squats. If pain persists, please consult a physical therapist or Doctor.
How much weight should I be lifting?
This is unique to everyone. You want a weight that is challenging but does not compromise your form. If you finish the set without much struggle, it is too light. On the 20, 15, 12,10, 8, 5, 16 series, start with no weight and build from there. You want to keep the same weight for that entire series on that day and then start building up. Your first-day weight will differ from your final week. If you want to focus more on strength, cut the reps in half and increase the weight and rest times. Pick a weight heavy enough for each set so that you wouldn’t be able to do 2 more reps to your set.
When should I expect results?
Great things take time. If you focus solely on the physical progress, it will be hard to be satisfied. I encourage you to write down three positives about your workout after each workout and one thing you can do better for your next workout to help with your goals. Be patient and treat your small victories and growth like winning the lottery. The more consistent you are, the harder you push yourself and your daily nutritional intake will determine your progression and results. Everyone will respond differently to this guide and that’s ok.
How can I increase the difficulty of an exercise?
This guide is built on progressions! Depending on where you are starting you can change this guide to fit your needs. For example: I may say reverse lunge, you can: • Do a reverse lunge on the floor • Do an elevated reverse lunge off a box • Do an elevated reverse lung off a box with weight Anytime you see dumbbells used for legs you can use a straight bar or barbell. If I show an exercise with just body 5 weight, add weight or resistance! Resistance bands can be used on most leg exercises! USE THEM!
I cannot perform the exercise progression. Can I modify the exercise?
Absolutely! The guide is meant to progress at your own pace. If an exercise is too hard, you can modify it by taking down weight, resistance, or elevation. A perfect example is hip thrusts. You can perform regular hip thrusts with weight on your hips and a resistance band, use just weight or just a resistance band, place your feet on a box, or just do a fundamental glute bridge. The amount of options and freedom you can have for this guide are limitless. You can use it and never hit a plateau.
Do I have to have resistance bands?
No! You do not. However, resistance bands are amazing for more glute activation and strength growth. I use twenty2nutrition bands!
Do I need to take supplements?
No! You do not need supplements to see results. Supplements just aid in the process to help make things simpler or give your body some extra help!
How long should I be working out?
You don’t need to spend hours in the gym to see results. Get in, be intense and get out. If you are in the gym for 1.5 hours because you are taking too many rests, stop that. Fight for yourself and give it your all.
Engage with me!!!
I would love to be a part of your journey! Please send me progress pictures or how you are doing as you go! Mental progress is just as important as physical, if not more important. No victory is too small to share, I love hearing about your journey. You can TAG me in your photos on @hannahbower2 or email me your progress photos or statements if you wish to be featured. Don’t forget to say #sweatisgold so I can be your cheerleader! Ex: #SweatIsgold week1 day2
How are the reps split up if it is both legs?
You will split the reps in half if it doesn’t specify otherwise! If it’s too easy, try doing the full Reps on each side. I’m less worried about reps and more concerned about overall time under tension and that your muscles are getting taxed to some degree! 🙏🏼

FAQ

Who is this program for?
- this is for more advanced gym-goers that need inspiration, variety, and guidance. Intermediate gym goers may need to modify. - Gym goers wanting to improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance while gaining strength, muscle mass and definition. - Gym goers looking for a change and a challenge.
What do I need to participate in this program?
Resistance bands, smith machine, cable tower, stability ball, box/benches, barbell, pullup/dip equipment, free weights, medball, abduction/adduction machine. There is almost always a modification for all exercises. There are many listed alternatives in the video section.
Creating a healthy lifestyle is a journey
Changing your body mentally and physically takes time. Enjoy the process and you will love the outcome the process produces. Just like any new hobby you pick up, you must learn and ease into the process. If you told yourself you were going to run a marathon and on your first day tried running 12 miles, you probably would not be very successful. It would cause injury and lead to discouragement as you were not able to achieve your goal. That does not mean you cannot run a marathon; you just need to set yourself up for success. Give yourself a chance.
How the exercises are laid out
A1. Squat A2. Reverse Lunge Reps: 1x 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 5, 16 Sets x Repetitions: For exercises like reverse lunges, complete 1/2 repetitions for both legs (unless specified differently). B1: Abductions B2. Toe Raises Reps: 2x 20 (Sets x Repetitions) C1. V- ups Reps: 3x 20
A Supersets
A1. Squat A2. Reverse Lunge Reps: 1x 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 5, 16 A superset means simply doing two exercises back to back with minimal rest. One superset is 1 set. If there is just one exercise, you simply perform the sets and reps of that exercise back to back with little rest. For example, in Group A (listed above), you will perform 20 squats and then immediately perform 10 reverse lunges on each leg (left and right) with minimal rest. Then you will do 15 squats and 7 reverse lunges, 12 squats into 6 reverse lunges until all repetitions are complete.
B Supersets
B1: Abductions B2. Toe Raises Reps: 2x 20 (Sets x Repetitions) In Group B, you will perform 20 repetitions of abductions and then 20 reputations of toe raises. You will do Group B superset twice. If there are no reps and sets specified, it is a circuit workout for time (there are a few exercises within the circuits that will be repetitions-based vs time-based). Each exercise will be anywhere from 30- 60 seconds (start with 30 seconds and increase as you progress). If it’s a single leg exercise, switch half way through. The rest between exercises varies from 30 seconds to 45 seconds; this time will decrease as you delve further into the guide.
Rest between supersets
You will do Group A exercises one time. Once Group A is finished, you then can rest 1-2 minutes before moving on to Group B exercises.
Can I work out on sore muscles?
Listen to your body. Being sore is a great thing! If you are extremely sore, take a few days off. You need rest to recover and build back muscle tissue and strength. It is okay to work out on sore muscles. A lot of times working out on sore muscles helps alleviate the lactic acid stored in your muscles. Push yourself, but still be cognitive of when enough is enough.
Do I need to work out 3-4 consecutive days?
NO! This guide is designed to go at your own pace. Each day is labeled (workout one, etc.), but you can choose which day to perform that specific workout. I encourage you to accomplish all the workouts within that week with 2 rest days (example: Mon, Tues, Rest, Thur, Fri, Sat, Rest). This guide can be 8 weeks or 16 weeks if you repeat. Go at your own pace and feel free to repeat workouts as needed. If you struggle during a workout, it is okay to stay on that week for 2-3 weeks until you feel ready to move on. Try to push harder each time you repeat a workout!
If you are just beginning you can repeat weeks 1-2
If you want, you can repeat the first two weeks with 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off in the circuit format until you feel your conditioning levels have improved. You then can repeat the first two weeks again with a longer exercise period of 45 seconds or 1 minute. This is a fantastic tool to help with weight loss, cardiovascular endurance, and confidence
Nutrition - what do I do?
Check out my guides in the "Insights" tab next to the workouts tab.
Certain exercises hurt my knees or back, what should I do?
Make sure you are utilizing proper form, decrease the weight, or replace the exercise with another progression exercise. Often type knee pain is a result of weak or inactive glutes. Focus on loading through your hips during lunges and squats. If pain persists, please consult a physical therapist or Doctor.
How much weight should I be lifting?
This is unique to everyone. You want a weight that is challenging but does not compromise your form. If you finish the set without much struggle, it is too light. On the 20, 15, 12,10, 8, 5, 16 series, start with no weight and build from there. You want to keep the same weight for that entire series on that day and then start building up. Your first-day weight will differ from your final week. If you want to focus more on strength, cut the reps in half and increase the weight and rest times. Pick a weight heavy enough for each set so that you wouldn’t be able to do 2 more reps to your set.
When should I expect results?
Great things take time. If you focus solely on the physical progress, it will be hard to be satisfied. I encourage you to write down three positives about your workout after each workout and one thing you can do better for your next workout to help with your goals. Be patient and treat your small victories and growth like winning the lottery. The more consistent you are, the harder you push yourself and your daily nutritional intake will determine your progression and results. Everyone will respond differently to this guide and that’s ok.
How can I increase the difficulty of an exercise?
This guide is built on progressions! Depending on where you are starting you can change this guide to fit your needs. For example: I may say reverse lunge, you can: • Do a reverse lunge on the floor • Do an elevated reverse lunge off a box • Do an elevated reverse lung off a box with weight Anytime you see dumbbells used for legs you can use a straight bar or barbell. If I show an exercise with just body 5 weight, add weight or resistance! Resistance bands can be used on most leg exercises! USE THEM!
I cannot perform the exercise progression. Can I modify the exercise?
Absolutely! The guide is meant to progress at your own pace. If an exercise is too hard, you can modify it by taking down weight, resistance, or elevation. A perfect example is hip thrusts. You can perform regular hip thrusts with weight on your hips and a resistance band, use just weight or just a resistance band, place your feet on a box, or just do a fundamental glute bridge. The amount of options and freedom you can have for this guide are limitless. You can use it and never hit a plateau.
Do I have to have resistance bands?
No! You do not. However, resistance bands are amazing for more glute activation and strength growth. I use twenty2nutrition bands!
Do I need to take supplements?
No! You do not need supplements to see results. Supplements just aid in the process to help make things simpler or give your body some extra help!
How long should I be working out?
You don’t need to spend hours in the gym to see results. Get in, be intense and get out. If you are in the gym for 1.5 hours because you are taking too many rests, stop that. Fight for yourself and give it your all.
Engage with me!!!
I would love to be a part of your journey! Please send me progress pictures or how you are doing as you go! Mental progress is just as important as physical, if not more important. No victory is too small to share, I love hearing about your journey. You can TAG me in your photos on @hannahbower2 or email me your progress photos or statements if you wish to be featured. Don’t forget to say #sweatisgold so I can be your cheerleader! Ex: #SweatIsgold week1 day2
How are the reps split up if it is both legs?
You will split the reps in half if it doesn’t specify otherwise! If it’s too easy, try doing the full Reps on each side. I’m less worried about reps and more concerned about overall time under tension and that your muscles are getting taxed to some degree! 🙏🏼