DapperHusband Posted October 7, 2015 Report Share Posted October 7, 2015 There seem to be quite a few of these, and they all start out the same way. I'll skip the, "I'm new..." stuff and jump right in. My starting position: I'm 26, married for 4 years and the butter and cream my wife feeds me is starting to accumulate in my gut. It's not noticeable unless I'm naked, and part of the goals of NF is to look good naked, which I'm starting to lose. I eat mostly fresh, whole foods, but I throw in some cheese and some grease every now and then. working on cleanign the diet up as well, but without making drastic changes. I'm a full time online student in IT, and I work part time Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. I started a gym membership and have been looking for a good routine for me. For the past few days I've been hitting the stationary bike, but I'm starting to realize how much I hate sitting still. I've done rowing a few times, and I remember really liking it as it was easy to vary, and it involved my entire body so I didn't feel stiff. I'm setting up my routine and just need some external opinions to help me optimize it. My goal is to build up to a bit of a ranger meets assassin build. I want strong, dense, and fast muscles, a fitness level that will keep me ahead of my kids (one on the way any day now) and endurance. I also REALLY need to work on flexibility. If I stand flat-footed, I can barely reach past my knees.... SAD! OK, My plan as it sits now involves rowing on my work days, and rowing paired with the body-weight circuit on my off days. I'm just needing some help to get the rowing routines down. Should I be doing interval training yet, or wait until I can sustain an endurance workout. Should I alternate between long endurance workout and interval workout? Should I just warm-up with rowing on the circuit days? Should I add other exercises? Any and all comments, opinions, and guidance would be greatly appreciated. On another note, I used to be in shape, but the body-weight circuit kicked my trash on Monday! Looking forward to the second round tomorrow. So Quick recap: I have the following plan M, W, F: Light rowing + body-weight circuit + cool down and stretchesTu, Th, Sa: Endurance Rowing + cool down and stretches. What I need: Guidance on what the rowing should be about on my endurance days and on my light days. Guidance on any additional adjustments to make to the routine. I have a full gym at my disposal, but the beginners body-weight circuit is really killing me, so I plan to start there and work my way into weights over time. Thanks in advance for any and all comments! Quote DapperHusband the level 0 HumanCurrent challenge Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny. Hit all 9 workouts in the next three weeks (Oct 4 - Oct 24) 56%56% Drink 3 bottles of water each day for the next three weeks (63 bottles total, 24 oz each) 40%40% Link to comment
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