To get ready to design your own workout, you must first figure out what your routine must accomplish. To do that, take this quiz:
How long have you been working out? What is your typical schedule?
It is important to think about how much time you have dedicated to exercise in the past and how much you want to dedicate. Although you may want to give two hours a day to exercise, if you have never been able to do it for more than 30 minutes, you will need to design a routine that can be completed in a shorter amount of time.
What equipment have you used the most?
If you are new to bands, you need to budget yourself some time to get used to the feel of them. Remember that exercises that take you longer now because you have to really focus on form and set-up will be easier to do once you are used to them.
What are your fitness goals?
This is one of the most important questions: Do you want to lose weight? Build muscle? Tone? Strengthen the muscles in a specific area to help avoid injury?
Do you have any new or old injuries?
Old injuries only stay that way as long as you are careful not to aggravate the area to the point where it comes back. It will be key to design workouts that are easy on areas where you have previously had injuries. If you currently have an injury, you will want to design workouts that assist in your recovery.
Do you have any unique circumstances that affect how you work out?
Only you can answer this question. The great thing about the bands is they can be used by anybody!
Where do you work out?
Are you limited on space? Do you have a unique design to your workout area? Do you travel a lot?
Above all, you want to design a workout that you can do! Think about what is important to you, and come back Wednesday for the next step: designing the layout of your routine.