A Note For Beginners
We have been getting a lot of questions from people who lean towards or consider themselves “beginners” and we wanted to address their concerns…
Not everybody is the same, in fact nobody is. With that being said, we cannot post our workouts with every possible combination of repetitions/sets. When the founders of MidwestFit began a program just like the one we have on our site, we were beginners too…Trust me. So we know that it can be discouraging to see high numbers of pull ups and push ups when you may not have done them since high school gym class. The fact of the matter is our workouts are designed so you can tailor them to your personal needs. In some cases this will be the byproduct of simple trial and error. If we post sets of 7 pull ups and you can only do sets of 4, then do sets of 4. We encourage you to push yourself at whatever capacity you are capable of because in the end you will get the same results so long as you are not cheating yourself. If you cannot yet reach the numbers we have posted then go as high and as far as you can. A distance run for us may be posted as 7 miles but for you it may be 5, or 4, or 3, etc. That is just fine. We simply want to give you a reference point and allow you to tailor our workouts to what you are capable of. There are surely individuals who have to add repetitions/sets to our workouts and by all means they should if they want to get out of the workouts what they are designed to do, and that is to get you fit.
If you happen to be a beginner, you can still complete our workouts. Just be smart and lower the repetitions/sets to what you are capable of, just do not ever cut yourself short (the work outs are supposed to be tough). Use the numbers we give you as goals to reach over the next few months, year, etc. Also, understand that Potential PT #1 and Potential PT #2 are simply two different workouts that you can choose from and are not to both be done in one day.
If you consider yourself to be a beginner or even advanced do not be discouraged if you find the workouts to be tough. They are designed to be tough because they are total body fitness workouts that are designed to challenge all the muscles of your body. Even we are sore after doing the workouts, but there are ways to help cope with that. Check out the soreness article in our dieting and health category.
We really appreciate everyone involved with MidwestFit and we hope we are able to continue to help everyone reach their own personal fitness goals!
-The MidwestFit Team
P.S. If you have any personal questions or concerns feel free to contact us via our contact form here and we will get back to you as soon as we can.