For I have nothing to lose but my lard!!!
So a couple of years ago, a doctor told me that I need to spend more time on the treadmill, walking at 70% of max HR for 45 minutes a day. Good advice, maybe. But 45 minutes on a treadmill is a loooooong time.
So a couple of weeks ago, I switched it up. I still get on the treadmill, but only for about 15-20 minutes. That’s my “treadmill attention span”. Then after that, I go to the weight room. On Monday-Thursday, I do chest & triceps. On Tuesday-Friday, I do upper back & biceps, and on Wednesday-Saturday I do lower back & legs.
M-Th - 4x10 on bench press (barbell), incline press (barbell), gorilla press (dumbbell), and 4x10 chest flys (machine).
Tu-F - 4x10 on lat pull-down (cables), 4x10 on lateral row (cables), 4x10 upright row (barbell), and 4x10 shrugs (dumbbell).
W-Sa - 4x10 squats (barbell), 4x10 deadlifts (barbell, sumo-style w/reverse grip), 4x10 prone leg curls (machine), and…I can’t really think of anything else. (Honestly, this workout kills me, so I haven’t expanded it yet.)
So here’s my question–can anybody suggest something to help fill in the time on the leg days? I need to develop some more core muscles, and I figure it’s only natural to do it the same day you do squats and deadlifts. (Core is definitely my weak spot.) And any advice on the other days would be helpful, too.
Remember, I’m not looking to be John Cena or the Governator or anything. Just looking to get in shape while doing a workout that’s fun enough to do it consistently.