Cycling is all about RPM. Save your knees the wear and tear. Get on a bike and adjust the resistance to where you have a comfortable cadence of about 70-80rpm.
Real common issue for anyone starting to work out. completely overwhelmed by all the machines, and a general lack of knowledge on how anything works.Man there are so many machines i dont know what todo.
I biked for as long as my knees could take it at a level i could take. About 30 min on that machine.
Then i hit the treadmill and walked at 3.5mph for 20 min.
I then did 40 reps of 75 pounds on the think you lay on your back and push up with your feet.
I did some other things as well.
Where can a guy find a routine to start with? My goal right now is to get some weight off before it gets to late.
5'7 and 176 pounds.
Id like to put on some in my upper body and shoulders to help stabilize my joints.
I'd like to go in with a plan.
Good advice here. Your knee's should not be hurting on the bike. It's a low impact excersize. Either the resistance is too high or cadence is too high, or both.Cycling is all about RPM. Save your knees the wear and tear. Get on a bike and adjust the resistance to where you have a comfortable cadence of about 70-80rpm.
This is some solid advice.You should really have someone who knows what's going on help you out. A lot of lifts aren't completely intuitive, and you can develop bad habits that will be hard to break.
I went ahead and ordered the book from Walmart for right at $20 shipped.I shit you not, buy this book. There is more info than you would believe and a lot of solid routines. Sometimes when I hit a rut or plateau, I can go back and re-read it and find stuff that may not have applied a couple week/months/years ago and suddenly makes all kinds of sense. May be overwhelming for a newb, but a good solid foundation.
I've owned it for years now. It's great read. Plus, it's big enough to do reps with when you get tired of reading.I went ahead and ordered the book from Walmart for right at $20 shipped.
Thank you for the recommendation, I have heard a ton of good things about this book and I sure hope it helps out!
Listen to your body, but do as much as possible. Alternate type, length, and intensity to keep from getting stale.Thanks for the suggestions guys. As of right now startijg out should I do 5 days of cardio and rest for weight loss or every other day.