So I need to get on the "DREAD"mill and be more active aerobically so I'm not such a fat bastage. I'm not really fat, but I could lose some poundage and get more mobile.
Does anyone have a getting started routine? Everything I read on the interwebz has you starting at like 60 minutes on a 25% incline until your heart shoots out of your chest! I think most of the people who write this stuff do it for revenge! My goal is NOT to climb Mt. Everest in September, and I do NOT plan on running the Boston Marathon anytime soon! I'd just like a ramp up routine from ground zero.
All these internet wizards think you're 25 years old, just 4 pounds overweight (with 4% body fat and not 3%) and 6 months out of being on an Olympic track team. Does anyone have a routine for a old fat guy who's 58 years old, is 4 pounds shy of being 40 pounds overweight, and can't even remember the name of anyone on an Olympic track team (who didn't change sexes, and become an idiot)?????
Seems like no matter who you consult (doctors, I'm looking at YOU!), the answer you get back is a very stern..."well, you need to be doing 60 minutes of cardio every day where your heart rate doesn't drop below 45,000 bpm and you have a heart attack and a stroke after every workout!" Well, I'm not doing that!! Period!
I actually had a cardiologist tell me once, when I expressed some concern about what they were asking me to do, "Well, you won't have a heart attack and die on our property, that's for sure! You might have a heart attack in the car on the way home, but you won't die here!!" I think he thought he was being cute/clever/funny, but I was less than amused! I told him as much, and he just left. (a.s.s. wipe)
I could go on, but I won't.
We have a good "dread"mill which I bought for the wife. It's a high end NordicTrak, and it does all sorts of stuff, but I just want to know what's the best way to start. (??)
Today, I did about 15 minutes at 10 degrees incline and 3 mph. Gosh, I was sweating. I'm so out of shape.