Hello all, thanks in advance for any/all info!
I’ve read the ‘Screw Cardio…Complexes’ article (http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/screw_cardio_four_complexes_for_a_shredded_physique)
and really like the methodology behind it. I am trying to decide if I should take a circuit/tabata/‘crossfit-esqe’ approach or stick with more traditional methods in my endeaver.
I am 26, about 260lb (down from 275 a month or two ago) at 6’2" and have a 38-40" waist (so certainly not a muscular 260).
I play in a few Ice Hockey leagues, so it would be nice to get stronger/function, but its a pretty low level of play, with other old guys, so I don’t prefer functional to ‘looking good naked’ as they say.
My ‘gym’ is a treadmill, elliptical, med ball, and dumbells from 10-50lb. I do not have room to add more (squat racks/bench) so the ‘crossfit’ or circuit/body weight approach was appealing, but if I need to get to a real gym, so be it.
The article suggests adding these circuits into your normal routine on an off day, but these things are hard (good!) and I’m worried about doing too much too soon. I’ve been doing the Waterbury Complex if that makes any difference.
On the other hand, I see articles like the Scott Abel one suggesting a 3 workouts per day approach (in his actor example) so maybe I just need to suck it up?
On the last hand (so to speak) I’ve heard ‘do cardio in the morning, lift at night, every day’…
So I guess I’m a little confused. I’m sure any would work better than what I’m doing now (procrastinating and researching incessantly…) but I’d like to go down the best path possible and will dedicate as much time as it takes (even if its 3x a day, 7 days a week)