I mentioned yesterday that I have my new BowFlex set up now, and I want to start using it this weekend. While it is a “good problem” to have, my challenge is to figure out which exercises to do and why. For example, the manual that comes with it suggests 26 possible exercises for Chest (3), Shoulder (6), Back (4), Arm (4), Abdominal (2), and Legs (7). But there are some other variables at play, of course.
Of the 26 exercises, 10 are seated, which is likely not a bad place to start for me. There’s only one seated one for legs and one for shoulders, but all the others have multiple options.… Read the rest
Okay, so let’s talk about my experience with various exercise machines. Let’s start with the basic reality that I’m fat and I’m not particularly enthused about working out around a bunch of fit people who know what they’re doing. It waxes and wanes in intensity, but it doesn’t completely go away. I also have trouble being motivated if I have to actually GO somewhere to work out.
Back in high school, I bought a small home gym, and I really liked it. It had a stack of weights that went up to about 150lbs as I recall, and I started using it.… Read the rest