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Kicking Back in @ 42

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Dundeestokie99
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2018/04/03 22:23:58 (permalink)
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Kicking Back in @ 42

Hi folks,
 
I was a keen gym goer back in my 20's-30's and it kind of fizzled out when kids came on the scene and career path changed to a driving job, now I'm looking to get back into it, however, still not really got the time to hit a gym 5-6 times / week (I don't know how people do this, or is it just me!?!?!).
 
Basically I play 5-a-side twice a week, this is set in stone and would like advice on what to build around this, maybe add some strength training in....is this enough cardio or do I need to add more, if so how much is the correct amount? I see all these quick 15 min home workouts (burpees/press ups/lunges etc...) online, are these really worth doing?
 
Goal is to lose 2 stone.
Age: 42
Current: 13.2
BMI: 25.6
Target: 11.2 (and look a bit more ripped).
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    richy930
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    Re: Kicking Back in @ 42 2018/04/07 13:38:39 (permalink)
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    I changed my routine from a body part split to an all over session. Basically it allows me to train between 3 and 5 times a week at high intensity with interval running at the end and I am happy. With the body split it became obsessive, having to train on a certain day and a part of the body no matter where you are and what you are busy doing.

    I do chest,back,arms,shoulders,legs,abs in a circuit x 3 and I do two before hitting the treadmill for 21 mins interval 2x1. You mix up the exercises so each body part gets the required work done throughout the week.

    You would be surprised how taxing this can be, I get some funny looks after 15 reps on flat dumbbell straight into 10 wide arm heaves, triceps kick backs, shoulder press, squats and hanging leg raises. It literally blows you away if you jump straight into the next exercise then keep the break short between sets.

    Do I have more niggles at the moment? Possibly......
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    The Kryptonian
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    Re: Kicking Back in @ 42 2018/04/11 10:51:38 (permalink)
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    These 15 minute routines are obviously better than nothing, but are as good as a full routine.
     
    You could try a push/pull routine.
     
    That seems to work for a lot of guys I see who don't have much time to train.
     
    Get your weights routine in check before adding any more cardio, your 5 a-side should be more than adequate for now.
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    richy930
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    Re: Kicking Back in @ 42 2018/04/14 12:38:13 (permalink)
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    Not sure I agree on the cardio comment as the the more and differing types you do will elicit body composition results. Friend of mine mentioned push pull legs split recently which I may look at as well
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