I’ve been running through the site, looking for a routine or some thoughts on how to start up a fitness program. Unfortunately, all of the workouts advocate 3-4 times training weekly, which is something I won’t be able to do until January or so. However, I want to start doing something now.
Here’s the deal: I work 2 full-time jobs. I work 7 days/week. Tuesday-Friday, I get up at 6AM and leave for work at 6:30AM to be at job #1 by 7AM. I leave Job #1 at 3PM and get to my next job at 3:30PM, where I stay until 9:30/9:45ish. So, from 7AM-9:30PM, I’m occupied. I come home and hit the sack to try and get as close to 8 hours of sleep as I can.
Saturday mornings I have free, and I only have one job on Monday where I push up my schedule to 9-6PM. I was thinking that these two days would be my workout days while I recover (erm, work) Tues-Friday.
I plan to use TBT-style training, with my compound movements centering around squats, deadlifts, bench presses, with a couple “isolation” exercises mainly focusing on biceps, triceps, and deltoids.
My legs are decently developed, especially since I sold my car last year and averaged around 20 miles/day biking until recently. I’m also a fairly active fat guy, so my legs have always been disproportionately strong compared to my upper body.
Weight: 230 pounds (fluctuates 228-232 on any given day)
Bodyfat (from the Tanita scale): 30.1%
My nutrition is pretty horrible (fast food), but I’m pretty well versed on what I should be eating compared to what I do eat (i.e., lean meats, steamed veggies (brocolli, brussel sprouts, etc), plain sweet potatos on occasion, etc). I’m actively considering working through the V-Diet to jumpstart my weight-loss. I figure losing 15-20 pounds of fat would be beneficial for when I’m able to train 3 days/week later.
Also, I still do not have a car, so I walk approximately 3-4 miles every day to and from home and both jobs.
What else can I be looking at while I plan the next step?
Any thoughts/concerns would be gladly welcomed.