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7 Exercise Routines for Intermediate Level

7 Exercise Routines for Intermediate Level

2020-06-17T12:08:51+00:00

7 Exercise Routines for Intermediate Level

Reece Moir, Personal Trainer at Stack House Gym, has designed 7 exercise routines for intermediate level that you can do at home or at the gym.

#1 Exercise Routine: HIIT Pyramid (complete x 5)

Complete each exercise one after the other with little/no rest – as quick as you can. Rest 1-2 min after each round and go again. If you feel you can do more – try to perform the exercises with shorter transition times between exercises or add another round.

  • Skipping 30 seconds
  • Burpees 15 reps
  • Kettlebell swings 20 reps
  • Dumbbell clean and press 15 reps (right arm)
  • Skipping 30 seconds
  • Dumbbell clean and press 15 reps (left arm)
  • Kettlebell swing 20 reps
  • Burpees 15 reps
  • Skipping 30 seconds

#2 Exercise Routine: Kettlebell Strength Training

3-4 sets
10-15 reps per exercise
45-60 secs rest between sets (more reps = shorter rest period).
Only one kettlebell needed but you can use multiple weights if you have them.

  • Kettlebell bridge raises
  • Russian kettlebell swings (to shoulder height or slightly lower, use hips and glutes to power the movement)
  • Kettlebell squats (hold the kettlebell in front of you close to your chest)
  • Half kneeling single arm kettlebell row (kneel on sofa or bench)
  • Lying kettlebell chest press (single arm, both hands pressing kettlebell for a more narrow press or use 2 of the same kettlebell)
  • Kettlebell reverse lunges
  • Kettlebell shoulder press (single arm, both hands pressing kettlebell for a more narrow press or use 2 of the same kettlebell)

#3 Exercise Routine: Legs

4 sets
10-15 reps per exercise,
45-60 secs rest between sets (more reps = shorter rest period).
Fill a rucksack with heavy objects (anything) if you don’t have weights.

  • Banded bridge raises (use hip circle, squeeze and hold for 3s)
  • Bodyweight or weighted Squat into reverse lunge – squat and 2 reverses lunges = 1 rep (alternate legs and don’t lockout on squat, keep tension on the legs throughout the set).
  • Weighed step ups (use chair or bench)
  • Weighted squat jumps (controlled landing and descent)
  • Weighted sliding leg curls (Rest weight or rucksack on hips, place heels on 2 separate towels on wooden or tile flooring)

#4 Exercise Routine: Push Workout (chest and shoulders)

Superset chest and shoulder exercises.

3 sets
12-15 reps per exercise
60 secs rest
Use dumbbells, kettlebells, barbell or a rucksack full of weight.

  • Bodyweight or weighted press ups into seated shoulder press
  • Lying floor press into kneeling shoulder press (do kneeling piston shoulder press if you have a set of dumbbells or kettlebells)
  • Slow eccentric press ups into clean and press (use any form of weight for these)
  • Sliding chest flies on feet or knees into lateral raises (use towels for sliding flies on wooden or tile flooring)
  • Over head tricep extensions

#5 Exercise Routine: Pull workout (back)

4 sets
12-15 reps per exercise
45 secs rest.
Use dumbbells, kettlebells, barbell or a rucksack or towel full of weight

  • Lying prone W press with towel
  • Deadlifts
  • Single arm row 12-15 reps on each side (leaning on side, sofa or knee)
  • Bent over rows
  • Banded seated rows (wrap band around end of feet or base of heavy table or pole)
    If you don’t have a band do isometric holds with a towel till failure (squeeze and hold at the top part of the row)
  • Bicep curls (no weight’s? Cradle some weight in a towel, grab either end of the towel and curl)

#6 Exercise Routine: Core challenge

3 sets of 20 reps per exercise for a total of 100 reps per round. Perform each exercise one after the other with little or no rest between the exercises.
2 minutes rest between rounds.

  • Ab crunches (2s hold)
  • Russian twists
  • Leg raises with leg push
  • Floor wipers
  • V-ups

#7 Exercise Routine: 5 round AMRAP

5 rounds, 1 minute on each exercise, 30 secs rest between exercises, 2 minutes recovery between rounds. Simple yet effective!

– Clean and press into tuck jump (20 reps)
– Squats into press ups (20 reps)
– Burpees into box jump over (use bench, sturdy chair or box if you have one) 20 reps

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