A good workout is tailored to each persons individual needs. For some people a workout that will focus on weight loss would be good. For others specific sports performance is a goal. Sometimes you may want to target a specific muscle group. There are many work outs that will work on specific areas. If you have no specific goals then a good work out would be like the work out I have. My workout is an all around full body work out that focuses on overall athletic performance. Athletic performance is different then a specific athletic work out such as running where you train to do one thing well. Instead my work out works on being able to do many things and having the body change quickly. My work out is also good for people who can not afford a gym. To find out what my work out is read on.
My workout is tailored to myself but can be easily changed to fit any ones workout. For instance I do not focus on the upper body, particularly the shoulders because I already have large broad shoulders thanks to genetics, surfing, and boxing. However I still do things that keep the upper body strong and focus on my boxing skills. Some people may want to add in more muscle training for their upper bodies and eliminate boxing skill routines. I used to be a good track athlete even qualifying for a semi-pro team in college so I still like to keep it up but I am not aiming for Olympic times. If I can keep my running to a collegiate pace I am happy. My abs are about the one particular thing I do focus on working on. In the past I have had an amazing 6 pack and my abs still are not bad but failure to keep up the abs meant I lost the great six pack. Since I love many sports and play many sports an all around athletic training is good for me. I often change things around and keep my body guessing which is good for any work out.
My work outs mixes different workouts. For instance on some days I do the 300 workout. There is debate over what exactly constitutes the 300 work out. I think it should be individually tailored. For myself it is jumping up and down on a platform 50 times in a row. I do 50 push ups. I do a few different weight exercises for 50 reps. I also do 50 pull ups splitting it up during the whole work out. This does focus on the upper body but some of the weight work works on the lower body, some works on the legs, and you even get a little cardio work.
I also run regularly. I try to run a 10k a day 6 days a week. Running is one of the best exercises for overall health. Swimming would be better if I had access to a pool which I sometimes have had I would spend about 30 minutes running and 30 minutes swimming. These will improve your cardio which is important to lasting sports performance. These are also great weight loss workouts. I also do cardio work inside such as running up and down stairs which is good speed work or various jumps but the cardio you develop inside is not the same as running and many sports you need to run. These exercises also help strengthen legs.
I also have a few ab routines. One thing I like to do every day is one minute of sit ups as fast as I can. I also like to do incline bench sit ups with weight on my abs. I also have a few work out videos like Insanity with ab routines that I do.
I also do boxing work. Often I mix boxing with my indoor cardio work. I shadow box or even shadow box with weight which increases speed. I also do bag work. Boxing is also a great overall workout that works on cardio, strength, upper body, and even lower body. I also use a few yoga poses for my stretches that target the whole body.
I often change my routing up. Changing routines up is important to confuse the body so it does not get used to the same thing and adapt. It is also important to a work out focusing on overall athletic performance to change things often.
Depending what you are looking for you can tailor my workout to fit your own needs. You can use most of it how I have it or use it for specific goals such as weight loss, or better abs. Whatever you do make sure you are safe and use proper precautions such as stretching and warming up. Also make sure to change things around even if it is just the days you do certain things to help throw your body off and stay effective.