Do not spend another minute stressing out about the type of workout plan you should follow. The most frustrating obstacle to working out is figuring out what exercises to do, how many reps, how many sets, what type of equipment to use, etc. I feel your frustration as a former Personal Trainer (now Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician). Honestly, for trainers it can also be frustrating designing fun, but effective workout plans each session that best fit our clients. I have been contemplating for years about designing workout plans that are simple, safe, fun, effective and diverse.

That is the 250/500 rep workout plan….

The great thing about 250/500 rep workout plans its that you, the client, can be creative in designing your own program, based on your needs and desires. You already know if you want a stronger upper body, sexier legs or a stronger core. You already know if your doctor told you to perform knee exercises for arthritis, or shoulder exercises for a rotator cuff tear. Now, with Exercise Menu’s 500 rep workouts, you do not need to go to a gym or hire a personal trainer. Simply, choose from a menu of 250/500 Rep Workout┬áPlans, equipped with videos and instructions. If you are new to this workout plan, try it for one week. I hate to be cliche, but “you will be amazed of the ease and results.”

Here are a few tips to build your personal perfect 250/500 rep workout plan:

1) Pick three days ahead of time that you will workout for the week. Set aside 30 to 45 minutes.

2) All you need to purchase is a pair of dumbbells. If you are a beginner, choose 10 lbs. at the most. I have been lifting weights for 15 years and use no more than 25 lbs., but mostly use the pair of 15 lb dumbbells that I have.

3) Choose a workout from the growing list of Exercise Menu 250/500 Rep Workout plans. Choose Total Body, Upper Body, Lower Body or Core. Try to mix it up to make sure you are exercising all of your muscles equally. However, if you want to do more core workouts, for example, then do more core workouts!

4) Perform the reps at YOUR PACE. Take a break when YOU need to.

5) Write down how long it takes you to do the workout. The next time you do the workout, try to finish it in less time.

6) Take a day off to rest.

7) Exercise to good, fast-paced music, and you will be done before you know it!

You can’t beat this workout plan.

Good luck meeting your goals, and leave a comment below with questions or clarifications!

Picture: Jacques Courseault, M.D. performing a Pilates Crunch in a group exercise class.