Thanks Coach Jen... I have been researching sparkpeople's articles on stretching and exercising. Putting them all together for a concise weekly workout schedule that includes consideration on my being 57, high-blood pressure, sedentary, obese, with access to a treadmill and home gym has become a real task!
Maybe I am just thinking to much and not jumping back into it fast enough.
I know that I want cardio, so am going to start with 25 minute treadmill - 5 min warm up, 15 minute moderate paced walk, 5 min cool down.
Then go immediately to some strength training on the home gym - starting with some rows - 15 reps with 4 sets on each arm. Followed by some sort of arm or shoulder stretches for a minute.
and the workout goes on.... with leg press, chest press, leg curls, etc. alternating each area with each exercise.
I need to come up with some minimal stretch routines between each?
Then some overall cool down at the end? what would that be, just 10 minutes of general stretches or finding specific stretches for the areas I just worked out?
Also, I hear there is some benefit to alternate areas I work on my every other day workouts. One day only upper body strength training, the next workout for lower body, but am just not sure if that is way to go or always overall body workouts.
These are the areas I am wondering about. Maybe I am asking to much from this website, it all seems available here, am just having trouble putting it all together. I keep thinking I need to bite the financial bullet and hire a training coach to provide me with an overall plan.
| current weight: 289.0