Well, I guess this is the alternate to the “I want my girlfriend to start working out with me” thread. My husband has been motivated by my fitness quest to start getting into better shape. I was hoping to get some help and suggestions from you all, especially the guys working in construction.
He is 5’9" and around 200lbs. He’s fairly strong and solid, with a little extra fat he’d like to get rid of. He works in construction, so his work days are often physical - lifting and carrying heavy stuff. He also has fixed eating times - coffee break, lunch, afternoon break - and usually no access to a refrigerator.
He has lifted weights in the past, but it’s been several years now. He works a lot of overtime and does side-work, too - so his schedule is pretty full and he is often tired after work.
He’d basically like to look and feel a little better - lose a little fat and increase his overall health and fitness levels.
Getting his nutrition up to par is the first focus. We need to keep it simple, so I’ve got “7 Habits of Highly Effective Nutritional Programs” and “Foods That Make You Look Good Nekid”. Just eating healthy and often will be a great start for him. He also wants to start HOT-ROX which I think will help him control his appetite.
For workouts, he doesn’t belong to a gym and we’re going to put together a bodyweight/dumbell routine, shooting for twice a week for starters. I’m looking at “The MacGyver Workout” and “Death by Bodyweight”. For someone who does physical work, what is the best approach/focus - a basic full body workout or should he incorporate more cardio?
I think it will be best to keep it as simple and easy as possible - I’d love some thoughts, tips, suggestions on:
*eating out of a cooler, on a fixed schedule
*quick & easy breakfast ideas would be great
*getting the most out of a minimalist workout routine
Sorry for the long post - thanks for your help!
PS - I was going to title this “Help for My Hubby”, but I didn’t want Damici to have a heart-attack