Working out is important to every area of your life and wellness wheel because it affects everything you do. Your workout routines set the tone for your life.

woman doing her workout routine on weight machines with a trainer

Working out gives me mental focus, revs up my energy, makes me feel good about myself, and helps me look better. Overall, I just feel better. You will have a wonderful feeling of accomplishment after you finish your daily workout. But getting into the habit of working out can be tough at first. Try these fitness and workout quotes to motivate you as well!

Remember, before starting ANY kind of exercise, consult with your doctor to make sure they recommend it.

Once you get used to doing it, it’s like breathing or any other second nature. It becomes part of you and you can’t function well without it.

A workout routine is an important part of your fitness journey and the basis of the wellness wheel. Good habits are so important for your wellness.

Morning workout

I prefer light cardio like a walk to get my blood flowing to my joints and muscles. Fresh blood to the brain boosts your mood and speeds up your metabolism. Weight training, swimming, walking, elliptical, it doesn’t really matter how you get going, just move. But working out is a great way to wake up.

Even as little as 10 minutes can do wonders for your mood and mental clarity. Stretching is really good as well to get blood to your joints, muscles, and brain.

Chest and Tricep Workout

A chest and tricep workout can be a more advanced program. The benefit to this is that these muscles already work together on major strength exercises. Isolating a group of muscles helps you focus on different body parts to work them harder.

Don’t work the same muscles 2 days in a row. They need to rest for recovery and repair. It depends on how many days you can train per week, and how much time you have to work out. If you can only train 2 days a week, then only do this workout once. If you can train 5 days a week, then do this twice. If you can train 7 days a week, you might work out your chest and triceps 3 times. It’s all about balance.

Bench press, butterflies, push-ups, dips, and chest press as well as tricep extensions are great exercises to work out this muscle group.

people working out together on mats in the gym

Upper lower split

The upper-lower split is a beginner to moderate program. It helps provide a variety of exercises to cover major muscle groups. If you only have a few days a week to train, you can do a whole-body workout each time. But if you have more training days, you can use half of them for the upper body and half of them for the lower body. This is an upper-lower split.

Warm-up for 5 to 10 minutes, weight train, and then stretch for a cool down. For the upper body workout, you can do chest press, shoulder press, butterflies, tricep extensions, curls, bench press, mid rows, and lat pulldowns. You can do ab work on upper body day or lower body day. It’s up to you.

For the lower body workout, you can do, leg press, squats, leg extensions, leg curls, hip abduction and adduction, and calf raises. Of course, this isn’t an exhaustive list, just a few suggestions.

Leg workouts for men

Some men don’t like leg day. They want to focus on the biceps, chest, and trapezius. I call this chicken leg. It’s not healthy or balanced. It’s also very straining on your heart. Your body should be balanced all over and strong throughout.

It’s important to work all major muscle. You’re only as strong as your weakest link. Warming up is important. Five to 10 minutes is all it takes. Hit your major muscles and do high-intensity exercises first. You will have more energy to perform difficult movements such as squats safely without injury.

Then go to less intense exercises like a deadlift, leg extensions, leg curls, lunges, and heel raises. And don’t forget squats. They are an all-over-body exercise. Make sure to stretch after to re-elongate the muscles you shortened.

Punching bag workout

Get built up aggression out with a punching bag workout. It’s the way to go. This gives you a big bang for your buck. It helps with muscle memory and muscle definition. It’s a great cardio workout, you let off steam, reduce stress, learn self defense and lose weight.

The punching bag is big and heavy and holds its own weight. You can punch overhand, underhand, and sideways as well as kick the bag in a variety of angles. This can be done and different intervals and intensities. Just don’t get too overzealous and hurt yourself.

This is a great workout for your arms, legs, as well as your core. It’s a great overall body workout.

Superhero workout

A superhero workout routine is a program to get stronger, add muscle, and burn fat like a superhero. This superhero workout will get you ripped like the actors that play the roles in the movies.

Batman workout

You can’t out-train your diet. Eat like Christian Bale and check out this Batman workout to look like the caped crusader.


Arnold Schwarzenegger is my favorite actor and role model. He encourages others to get active and fit. Check out Arnold in Conan the Barbarian. He’s ripped like a barbarian king fighting villains with the breezy swipe of the sword. He is a symbol to many by being a part of the Presidential Fitness Council and winning many body-building championships.

He is dedicated to eating healthy and being active. His lifestyle has encouraged me from a young boy to want to be as fit as I can be. I love lifting weights and I imagine him when I do it. Here’s a great Arnold Schwarzenegger workout routine you can follow.

Bruce Lee workout

I love to watch Bruce Lee movies. With grace and flexibility while wiping out his opponents, he kicks butt and takes names. It’s amazing to see his reflexes, power, and agility to protect others and himself.

Dwayne Johnson workout

I enjoy Dwayne, the Rock, Johnson. I find it encouraging to see where he started and the life that he was given to where he is today. It’s motivating to see his desire for fitness and his ability to use his strength and talent to encourage others to pursue their dreams. Check out the rock Dwayne Johnson workout routine here.

Small healthy changes are the key to lasting results!