How to Design an Effective Workout Plan: Ultimate Guide for Beginners | Joanna Soh

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How to Design an Effective Workout Plan: Ultimate Guide for Beginners | Joanna Soh

Having an effective workout programme is extremely important towards achieving your fitness goals. You can’t just have a goal and expect to achieve it, if you don’t have a clear and detailed plan. Without it, you’re probably wasting your time and effort.

There isn’t a “one plan fits all” solution. That’s because we are all different. Creating an exercise programme varies based on your age, goal, fitness level, lifestyle and more. Even with tons of workout videos out there, you still need to have the knowledge of knowing why you’re doing this workout, rather than just blindly following it..

So what I’ll be sharing with you today are the foundations to start a simple yet effective workout programme. It might sound daunting, but once you know the basics and build from there, it isn’t difficult, in fact it’s a lot of fun. I’m going to try to keep it really simple and break it down into 5 steps. Watch this video to learn more!

Step 1 – Consistency (How often and when should I workout?)
Step 2 – Variety (What workouts should I do?)
Step 3 – Volume (How many sets, reps and rest time?)
Step 4 – Progression (How do I keep progressing and avoid plateau?)
Step 5 – Track (Why should I track my workouts?)


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  • Olamide Seyi says:

    Just what I was looking for!

  • Khizra Moulvi says:

    Here after just 2 minutes 😃

  • NaNah Thee Unicorn says:

    Gotta appreciate the effort and knowledge she is giving us. Thank you so much!

  • The Niqab Girl says:

    Here after 4 mom 😁still good.

    Well I am never able to keep any plan..I feel as I am master of plan… planning and planning but never keep on track 😭 something is definitely wrong with me

    • misbah fathima says:

      Lack of motivation, a reason for you to get going. A STRONG REASON

    • Joanna Soh Official says:

      You gotta move pass the first stage of planning and start putting your plans into ACTION! one step at a time, take one day at a time. You’re plan will never be perfect, hence by taking action, that’s when you’ll know what works and what changes to make or adapt. 🙃

    • Chhavi Tyagi says:

      @Joanna Soh Official the way you reply and advise people for their problems is just ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • MOHAMED SUHAIL S 8A33 says:

    Can teenagers take this reply me joanna sis

  • Rashma Raymond says:

    Hands down the best YouTuber for fitness , she connects with her audience and she understands us. With her workouts I was able to lose 10 kilos in a span of 5 months

  • Rekkha R says:

    I’ve never seen a more detailed video about workout plans on YouTube. Thank you Joanna for this gift!

  • cat bel says:

    In case I haven’t said it yet, you are amazing, Joanna.

  • Karma Lhamu says:

    Was desperate looking for this video. You read my mind.
    Lots of love

  • Dunya Quliyeva says:

    That was what I’ve been looking for days and found best of them!!

  • sunandini chakraborty says:

    You have not only helped me to lose weight but also helped me to tackle my depression. I love doing your workouts and it just keeps me healthy and happy everyday. I’ll surely follow your routine. Thank you so much!!

    • Joanna Soh Official says:

      Fitness is more than just the the body, it changes your mind, mood and attitude. Thank you for sharing your personal story. Truly inspired by you. You are strong!

  • Bupe Tute says:

    The 5 who disliled probably fail to workout and give up on them selves just saying

  • P .soo_ says:

    I remember asking her about the amount of weight I must be lifting and she replied to me telling me what to do and she made a whole video about it! She is literally the best! She is an angel

    • Joanna Soh Official says:

      Haha yes, I remember your question. 😉 I hope this video has helped explain that. Gotta change the weights according to the body part you train.

    • P .soo_ says:

      @Joanna Soh Official yes it did help a lot thankyou so much it really helped me create my own workout plan for which I had been struggling since ages!! Please always keep creating such content for us once in a while it really helps a lot😊❤

    • gazala a says:

      @Joanna Soh Official hi.. I am not able to do strength training even a kg or 2 effects my health… As ivhave cervical spondylosis my doctor told not to lift weights but still i tried but started paining n got numbness in hands

  • ForeverFocussed says:

    Wow. Were you reading my mind Joanna? Were you?! 😅 I was planning to do a workout schedule this week and then here you come with this great information. Thank you so much!

  • Dr. Ann Marcina says:

    Joanna. Come to India once. You are really an inspiration.
    All married women are getting a lot of fat around all areas that are not to be exposed.
    Your suggestion will be really nice

  • Deepthi prakash says:

    I love how you said fitness goals and not weight loss goals, thank you for the insight Joanna.

  • Aishwarya Navgire says:

    this is such a great video especially for beginners (me :P)! thank you joanna 🙂

  • Black Poison says:

    Everytime I’m doing something that requires my strengh, I ALWAYS have her on my head saying “engage your core” and I think it’s beautiful. Thank you for motivating and teaching us!!

  • sruh V says:

    I love your kickboxing series.. I’m doing for a month now n I love my legs.. The way they r toning even if they r Thicc.. Thank you

  • ا فردوس ا says:

    I love the positivity in the comment section. Joanna is not like other fitness youtubers pushing their app, active wear, protein powders… Etc to us. she provides us with valuable informations and good quality workouts just tysm joanna

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