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Does Anyone Else Follow Random Instagram Workouts?

Great, because I do as well.


Let me elaborate before you start thinking I'm a rogue personal trainer who makes her clients follow programs but doesn't follow one herself. I follow a structured exercise program and within that program I schedule a 'fun cardio workout' because one of my goals is to maintain a solid cardiovascular fitness level. On this particular day, I like to pick a conditioning workout from some of my favourite fitness trainers, such as Megan McDermott, Katie Crewe or Jenna Louise. The only goal of this workout is to have the above mentioned 'fun cardio workout' and this is how I do that. I find these workouts keep my training interesting and makes me more motivated to get it done because it's exciting to try new things.


That being said, the rest of my training is quite routine because I have other, individual, performance goals that I prioritise on top of my cardio goals and my structured program specifically caters to that. Do you see where I'm going with this? The bold font might give it away...


If your goal is to do a fun, diverse workout each day and just move; keep doing your Instagram inspired workouts - there's nothing wrong with that... if that's your only goal. Now, if you are someone who has specific strength goals, doing a different workout every day won't get you there because strength is gained through structured consistency. This requires commitment (a commitment made easier if you schedule a 'fun day' for yourself like I do and you don't feel bad about deviating from the program because it was already on the program *this is where I would insert a wink emoji if they didn't have such a creepy stigma around them*) beyond doing random workouts and following a personalised program.


If you have my Pull Up Program, you already know the reasons behind and benefits of following a program. If you don't, here they are:


A. Personalised programs are based on individuality:

Every body moves differently and we all have different strengths and weakne