Ok, yeh, you can comment. I’ll do WTF I want anyway, but I’ll take what you say into consideration else I wouldn’t ask for your thoughts, or be here in the first damn place, so here we go.
Recovering from a 5/25 surgery and nearly 2 years outta the gym.
I’ve kept my nutrition clean, maintained some dumbbell work, and my bodyweight is on a downward trend at about 2lbs/week right now. At 73.5" I’m scaling at 248lbs. and given my ability to maintain a calorie deficit, I see no issue with getting that 48lbs off as I wish by 2020.
That said, since the 5/25 surgery, I started a week ago doing clean/press with only 10lb 'bells x 12 reps as many sets per day as I can stand. Seriously, I keep the f’n things handy, and whenever i rise from a seated position, I grab them and go. I realize it ain’t crap for weight, but after the surgeries I’ve dealt with past 2 years, it’s something for ME and it IS something a hella lot better than nothing.
Now, I’ve also added walking at not an impressive pace. Suppose right now we can call it a “fast amble.” Not a granny pace but not a pace I’m at all happy with. But again, cut me some frickin’ slack, it wasn’t 7 months ago i had an open wound in my gut that was taking an entire 4" roll of gauze change daily plus had a wound vac on it for 5 weeks…I was down, I’m in process of getting back up. It’s a Process…
So the plan is, since I am successfully adding 0.25 miles distance per day to my walks thus far, when I get to 3-5 miles, I plan to add some weight to the walk with either a weighted vest or a loaded assault pack (a “battle rattle” if you will) of 40-80lbs, and take that to the goal of a 5mi/day run. Yup, the goal is, in the end, a daily 5 mi run (I start at 0700) with an 80lb vest or pack.
How’s that for getting back in the game?
I also figure that at some time during that conditioning I’ll add lifting during the day, but it will look like the big barbell movements every other day with light weights, 4 sets of 10. Yes, I said every other day - not MWF or some other split, just every other day, every week, every month, year round.
I am not going to live in dream land thinking that this year, the one i turn 50 I’m going to be packing on a bunch of lean muscle with insanely low BF.
What I am going to do is keep my nutrition clean and live like a soldier and exercise like it’s my damn job every day. If I have nothing else, i got a ton of stubborn, dammit.
I realize most of the guys here are all about the lifting, but also many use loaded carries and do jogging…so, whattya think about the end goal of 5 mi per day with 80 lbs? I’ll get there how I get there. I’ve by God done it before, so…
Also, ask yourself before you judge my goal, could you do it? I know right now I can’t do the 5mi jog without a pack, and I know firsthand how challenging it was 30 years ago…it will be challenging now. I ain’t skeered.
Have at it commenting people. I look forward to hearing you.