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NFT: Getting back in the gym - Need a easy routine

Saos1n : 1/10/2019 6:25 pm
My wife and I both, really

Over the past year, I’ve lost 80 lbs and she’s lost 50, just changing eating habits

Now, we’re ready to tone up. Any suggestions?
*Need AN easy routine  
Saos1n : 1/10/2019 6:29 pm : link
Want to get in front of the grammar police
My wife and I use fitnessblender  
beatrixkiddo : 1/10/2019 7:05 pm : link
I hate working out, and rather do something athletic instead as I get bored really easy. But, they have some great workouts at all different lengths, I enjoy the 20 minute ones.

Here is a link;
https://www.fitnessblender.com/
Hate to make it sound so simple,  
Diver_Down : 1/10/2019 7:11 pm : link
but - Make the time and commit to going. It is very easy to make excuses. Life is hectic and there are many items that demand our time throughout the day. But make it a priority. Start off with a simple 30 minutes of walking on a treadmill. No pre-programmed workouts. Just a flat incline and a constant speed. Make every step count by focusing on a longer stride with good form. Don't just take the short shuffle of an everyday walk. Walk as fast that you can maintain consistently. Note the speed. Do that everyday. In 2 weeks, increase the speed. If you walk at 3.5 mph, then increase it to 3.7 mph. And so on.

You will eventually reach the fastest speed that you legs will carry you so you will then need to mix up the routine. You should be conditioned enough to handle the increase. Now, at the same speed as you fast walk, every 3 minutes increase the incline.

Now, you should be well-conditioned to handle some HITT training for max cardio. Most treadmills have pre-programmed workouts that will guide you through increased intensity for short bouts with a longer rest cycle.

The idea is that the first 2 weeks, you will want to quit. Make an excuse to do something else. But all you are doing is walking for 30 minutes. If you can't commit to yourself for 30 minutes of walking, then you are selling yourself short.
invest in working with a trainer for 2 or 3 times  
DC Gmen Fan : 1/10/2019 7:24 pm : link
that way they can tailor a program to your goals, modify for injuries, ensure your form is correct, mix up the routine to keep it interesting, and most importantly, keep you accountable
We just got a Pelaton for Christmas  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 1/10/2019 7:25 pm : link
yes it is expensive to buy the bike, but. But it is awesome. I am saving money over a gym membership. And getting a solid ride every day with a young hottie instructor. My wife and daughter share the membership and so I am saving money in the long run and we are all using it.
Peleton was great  
OnTap : 1/10/2019 7:31 pm : link
for a few months then got terribly boring. Also lost a lot of muscle mass by not strength training with weights. Goodluck
I'm also looking to try new stuff  
Mike from SI : 1/10/2019 7:36 pm : link
after having eased back into working out. I've heard some of the free apps are good--anybody have suggestions?
RE: I'm also looking to try new stuff  
DC Gmen Fan : 1/10/2019 7:37 pm : link
In comment 14257543 Mike from SI said:
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after having eased back into working out. I've heard some of the free apps are good--anybody have suggestions?


Mike, Nike has an app with a bunch of workouts on it. So does Lifetime Fitness.

Menshealth used to have a program called Home Grown Muscle which used periodization and compound movements and was very effective.

There are tons of workouts out there. Biggest thing is find something and stick to it.
my weeks are simple  
nygiants16 : 1/10/2019 7:53 pm : link
month 1:
Monday- chest and stairmaster, 5 workouts, 4 sets 20-15-10-5 reps, 5 pushups in betwee each set.

Tuesday: bis and stairmaster, 4 sets 20,15,10,5

wednesday: tris 20,15,10,5

thursday: back and stairmaster 20,15,10,5

friday: shoulders and insanity

saturday: insanity

sunday rest
Beachbody LIIFT4 Joel Freeman  
rasbutant : 1/10/2019 7:54 pm : link
Love this workout and its only 4 days a week 30-60min workouts. My wife wasn't sure about the weight lifting at first, but she loved it as well.
RE: Beachbody LIIFT4 Joel Freeman  
rasbutant : 1/10/2019 7:58 pm : link
In comment 14257570 rasbutant said:
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Love this workout and its only 4 days a week 30-60min workouts. My wife wasn't sure about the weight lifting at first, but she loved it as well.

Also, 80 day obsession was good, but i found it a little to easy and would get bored. Though watching the girls on the video working out helped to pass the time. But this might be the right workout to ease you into a routine.
I use the free Nike training club app  
Les in TO : 1/10/2019 8:05 pm : link
They will use your preferences for frequency of working out and equipment availability and develop an 8 week plan. There are hundreds of workouts in the library for different levels times and intensity
RE: RE: I'm also looking to try new stuff  
Mike from SI : 1/10/2019 8:26 pm : link
In comment 14257544 DC Gmen Fan said:
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In comment 14257543 Mike from SI said:


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after having eased back into working out. I've heard some of the free apps are good--anybody have suggestions?



Mike, Nike has an app with a bunch of workouts on it. So does Lifetime Fitness.

Menshealth used to have a program called Home Grown Muscle which used periodization and compound movements and was very effective.

There are tons of workouts out there. Biggest thing is find something and stick to it.


Thanks sir!
RE: My wife and I use fitnessblender  
ImThatGuy : 1/10/2019 8:35 pm : link
In comment 14257503 beatrixkiddo said:
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I hate working out, and rather do something athletic instead as I get bored really easy. But, they have some great workouts at all different lengths, I enjoy the 20 minute ones.

Here is a link;
https://www.fitnessblender.com/


+1 fitnessblender is great
Just do 30 - 40 minutes on the elypticle  
djm : 1/10/2019 11:20 pm : link
At a decent resistance. After a few weeks add a quick weight training exercise every day you’re there. One day do chest, one day legs and one day back. 3 days a week. Hour a day maybe a few minutes more. Done. You’re golden.
It ain’t rocket science  
djm : 1/10/2019 11:21 pm : link
You don’t have to kill yourself or reinvent the wheel. 30 and 30.
Walk around naked  
Pete in MD : 1/11/2019 12:23 am : link
in the locker room too much, uncomfortably hit on the 20 year old girls in yoga pants, pretend to lift heavy weights. You know, what everyone does at that gym.
Have a Peloton bike and its awesome. Best purchase!  
GMAN4LIFE : 1/11/2019 8:13 am : link
I have incorporated weights to my daily routine to go with the peloton workouts.

im telling you , the Bike is worth every penny.
Jazzercize is making  
pjcas18 : 1/11/2019 8:31 am : link
a comeback.

If you're looking for something easy, might be right up your alley.

My routine is pretty similar to most on here  
aimrocky : 1/11/2019 8:32 am : link
I run on the treadmill Monday-Saturday for 55 minutes. It takes me about 6.25 miles. Then I lift weights for about 20-25 minutes, alternating between chest/back and arms/shoulders days. I've been doing this for a little over a year, lost 30 LBS of fat and bulked up a bit.

The toughest part was making the time commitment. With 2 young kids and work, the only free time I have is to go as soon as the gym opens at 5 am. At first it was a real struggle, but as soon as I started seeing results, the struggle disappeared. Now, if I don't go I spend the day regretting it.
RE: Just do 30 - 40 minutes on the elypticle  
Eman11 : 1/11/2019 11:23 am : link
In comment 14257879 djm said:
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At a decent resistance. After a few weeks add a quick weight training exercise every day you’re there. One day do chest, one day legs and one day back. 3 days a week. Hour a day maybe a few minutes more. Done. You’re golden.


Totally agree about adding some weight training. It'll help to burn even more calories for longer than just doing cardio.

I would just say maybe in the beginning do total body workouts opposed to body part days. This way you'll be working all the muscle groups three times a week rather than just each muscle group once a week.

Once you're down the road a bit switching to body parts every other day will eventually get you to working muscle groups twice in twice in seven days. For now though I think lifting three days a week is a good start and doing total body will reap more benefits in the beginning. JMHO.
I like the  
family progtitioner : 1/11/2019 11:35 am : link
TRX for home workout. I worked in a HIIT regimen into it that changes constantly to avoid boredom. 30 minutes, done. Going on a treadmill or elliptical for 45 min to an hour is a waste of time and effort
Highly recommend Jefit app...  
GuzzaBlue : 1/11/2019 12:15 pm : link
You can search by 1-3 intensity levels of the workouts you want. There are app based and other user based set workout routines you can browse through. Keeps a lot of stats and tells you everything you need to know including how to do each exercise. Its free too.

I've lost 60 lbs in 130 days. Sounds unhealthy but actually complete opposite. I keep a steady diet where I have a cheat meal whenever I want. I just work harder at the gym the next day. Keep carbs and calories low, but make sure you net somewhere around 1800 calories a day. I do 1.5-2 hours at the gym everyday in the morning. Usually 1:00 of lifting and 30-45 mins of cardio which includes a 5k. Find ways to keep it interesting. I do challenges such as no looking in the mirror without a shirt for two weeks. Or doing a complete Keto diet for 2 weeks. Find your comfort zone. Find a way to keep your mind active at the gym or you'll get bored. I blast music in headphones to keep it interesting.
swimming or  
bc4life : 1/11/2019 4:35 pm : link
resistance acyivity in a pool
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