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Home Workout Plans and Calendars: FAQs

Train like an athlete – in your own home. Our FREE Home Workout Plans are designed to build strength at home with motivating, follow-along guided videos on YouTube. Here you’ll find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about our workout programs.

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FAQ Quick Links:

Which Workout Plan Should I Start With?

If you’re new to working out or returning to fitness after an injury or break:

If you are looking for an advanced program:

**We recommend completing two rounds of our SplitStrong Program (making it a 28 day program) before starting HIITStrong.

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SplitStrong(35)

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HIITStrong(35)

Pregnant or Postpartum?

Prenatal Workout Plan

Postpartum Workout Plan

How The Workout Calendars Work

How Do I Access The Daily Workouts?

  1. Each challenge has a unique blog post that includes a PDF Calendar Download with clickable links to each day’s workout.
  2. Hover over and then click on the bold text each day to access the workout video on nourishmovelove.com. Alternatively, you can bookmark the webpage for reference.
  3. You’ll find clickable links to each daily workout broken down week-by-week in the blog posts. You’ll also find a Youtube playlist with all the videos for that specific challenge linked within the post.

What Equipment Is Needed?

A set of dumbbells.

Most of the workouts require a set of dumbbells, but they can also be done with just your bodyweight. Each workout will have a recommended dumbbell weight, usually between 8-20 pounds. Here are the dumbbells I recommend for at home workouts.

You can always perform the dumbbell exercises without weights if you don’t have equipment available. Alternatively, here are some home exercise equipment alternatives using common household objects. There are also options to add additional pieces of equipment like a mini loop resistance band (affiliate), kettlebell and foam roller.

When Can I Start The Calendars?

You can start these challenges at ANY TIME. No special sign up needed, all the information you need is within each challenge’s blog post.

What Types Of Workouts Are Included?

The workout challenges consist of a variety of workout formats — from weight training and strength training, to HIIT cardio, barre and yoga sculpt. That means you might come across workout formats that are new to you, or not the kind of workouts you typically do.

I encourage you to give every workout format at try! Adding variety to your fitness routine is an important way to continue challenging your body and avoid fitness plateaus.

SplitStrong(35) is our most popular workout plan to date. This strength-focused program split trains specific muscle groups every day to build strength and gain muscle definition while providing appropriate rest and muscle recovery so you feel STRONG and energized.

We recommend completing two rounds of SplitStrong(35) (making the 14 day program a 28 day program), and THEN moving on to our high intensity strength program: HIITStrong(35).

HIITStrong(35) is a HIIT and strength training program designed to help you build muscle, burn fat AND train like an athlete at home.

Adapting the Plans

How Do I Adapt The Workout Plans As A Runner?

Strength training is so important for runners. I recommend choosing 3 workouts for the week and filling in your runs on alternating days. I would recommend choosing:

  • (1) Full Body Strength Workout
  • (1) Upper Body Strength Workout
  • (1) Lower Body Strength Workout

We also created a 2-Week Strength and Running Workout Plan for runners.

How Do I Adapt The Workout Plans For My Fitness Level?

Each workout included in our fitness plans can be scaled up or down to match your fitness level and goals. You know your body best.

Although most of the workout videos include modifications, you can always adapt exercises to better suit your needs and goals.

Trainer Tips from Lindsey

How To Warm Up Before A Workout

Properly warming up and cooling down are essential parts of any workout (that often get skipped, I’m guilty of this too). If you’d like a longer warm up, I recommend adding on this guided 5-Minute Warm Up Video for At Home Workouts.

How To Cool Down After A Workout

The goal of a cool down is to bring down your heart rate and body temperature. I personally like to cool down with this 10-Minute Full Body Stretch Routine.

What To Do On Your Rest Days

Rest! It’s so important to give your body time to repair the muscle you’re working so hard to grow. You can go on a walk or do some gentle stretching if you feel like you need it, but I really encourage you to take your rest days seriously. You can find some of my favorite guided stretching and recovery day routines here.

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