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Old 01-23-2011, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A Man With a Plan...

...or actually, a man in need of a plan.

Could you all give me some thoughts about a good program for a beginner?

So, DH is finally realizing that he needs to jump on board and be proactive about his health. What he wants is someone to tell him exactly what to do when; he doesn't have the time or the inclination to research it and experiment...he just won't do it. Living with him for 20+ years, I know this to be the case. I told him I would ask for suggestions for a starter exercise plan, since y'all have so many good ideas.

Think about being a beginner, about 30 pounds overweight. Probably HIIT for cardio more than anything, as work hours are long and time is limited. We don't have access to a gym; dumbbells top out at 20#, but we do have an old "pulley" system weight bench thingy in the basement, as well as a treadmill and an exercise bike.

If anyone could throw out a good sample schedule with specific exercises and specific days of the week, that would be exactly what he's looking for.

TIA!
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