Greetings to all. I had a friend of mine recomend the site to me( I do not know his username). A little background I'm 28yr old Male, married with one 3yr old and one on the way. I an a computer engineer by day and a football coach by night. However I am getting fat and very disgusted with myself. I felt it was time to do something about it. That led me here.
I've been reading all the stickies and well been slightly overwhelmed. To start with I don't want to join a gym because of time/money commitments (Right now). I was lucky enough to get a cable/pulley type system from a budy for $20 (Parabody EX350) While its not free weights or total solution it is a start. I figure that coupled with cardio training should get me to lose lb's. I want to prove to myself and my family that I am dedicated to doing this before I invest more at joining a gym. Its important for medical reasons too for me ( I have been cleared by my doctor to workout). I'm just tired of being overweight and its a bad lifestyle and example for my kids and my football players.
With my sob story out there its time to get to my questions/ Ideas.
My idea is to work out with weights mon, tues, thurs, fri. I plan on running or playing sports Sun, Wed, and Sat. the problem is what weight exercises should I do with the equipment that I have? I've figured out rep schemes from reading just not sure what exercises to do each day.
I am now dieting to some extent. I have cut a lot of the cr@p out of my diet and am working on eating a healthy and balanced meals with supplements. Right now I am taking fish oil and a multi vitamin, but plan on adding HOT-ROX soon. I just am not at the point yet to warrant a lot of other things until I can prove to myself that I am serious and not going to invest all this money to give up. In 6-8 weeks thats when I plan on investing more and re-evaluating.
Weakness - I am weak in the arm and torso/upper body area, My mid section is the typical Beer gut type body (although I don't drink at all, or smoke for that matter). My legs are ok, but could use improvement. I want to lose the fat tone up and then progress to adding mass. If I can get in shape I may even be able to go out for a semi pro football team which is a huge driving force as well for this change.
The questions I have are:
1. Is this the right tpe of plan (mon, tues, thurs, fri strength and sat, sun, wed cardio)?
2. Anyone have any ideas for the exercises I can do on the machine I have? (see attached images)
3. Is my diet sufficent enough to start on?
I really look forward to commiting to making a change and look forward to getting your help and one day beeing offer to add to the forums instead of take so much.
30% body fat (fat in te middle scrawny everywhere else)
No idea how much I can lift