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Free Gym Workout Plans

author image Lora Mays
Lora Mays is a RRCA-certified running coach. She has been running for more than 15 years and coaching since 2010. She has published articles on Plum Deluxe and in "Variance Magazine," among other publications. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in professional strategic communications from the University of Minnesota.
Free Gym Workout Plans
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Finding the right workout plan for the gym can make a big difference in your fitness and motivation. When you have a workout plan in place, you waste no time when you get to the gym. Knowing exactly what you need to do and focus on for the workout ensures that you are hitting all of your muscles and making headway in achieving your fitness goals.

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Components of Workout Plans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get a balance of cardio and strength training to achieve optimal health. When searching for free workout plans, ensure that they provide some of both. Cardio exercise includes running, swimming, cycling and climbing stairs, among others. Strength-training exercises can be done with weights, such as bicep curls and shoulder presses, or can be completed with your body weight, such as pullups, pushups and tricep dips.

Where to Look

The Web serves as the best resource to find free gym workout plans. Many certified personal trainers post their workout suggestions on their personal blogs. In addition, health and fitness magazines offer different workout plans for all fitness levels and even provide tips and advice for your workout journey. Professional fitness associations also provide workout routines and tutorials for how to do various workouts.

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