Reality sets in as we get older. Now that I’m 30, married, and a have a (pretty cool) cubicle job, I crave the days where I would get together with my buddies and just crank out intense workouts in my garage.
For men, especially – whether you train in a garage or in the gym – working out was always more of an ego-game then anything else. Of course, you wanted to look good, and maybe even get healthy…but really, it was that love of competition, that feeling of the pump…these are the things that you really looked forward to.
Now when I get together with my buddies, we usually sit around over lunch or dinner, talking about problems in our lives that we wouldn’t even have imagined ourselves going through a decade ago.
Time flies…but your health doesn’t.
Conversations always end up circling back to fitness. We have a new guy in our group, Sibi, who always makes comments about how big Dheeraj is. For those that have been following this blog for quite some time, you may remember him – big dude, quite strong.
I ask him if he’s still working out. He shakes his head. “Not as often, maybe twice a week. But when I do workout I really kill myself.”
In his basement, Dheeraj has a pair of dumbbells he bought from a garage sale, an exercise mat, a treadmill, and a pullup bar. That’s all he needs.
A sample routine would look something like:
4 rounds of –
- 10 Pullups
- 20 Dumbbell Curls
- 10 Burpees
- 30 Dumbbell Shrugs
- 20 Pushups
- 1 minute on treadmill
I’ll go even a step further and say…all you need is your own bodyweight (and maybe a pullup bar).
This kind of workout defies all of the traditional bodybuilding rules, and is very similar to this program here.
You may be older reading this, thinking that you can’t do the same stuff as the younger guys are doing. That you need some sort of unique program to help you get back into shape.
You can use the same program as the younger guys: a handful of bodyweight workouts done in a circuit format to keep your heart rate elevated, 2-3 times per week.
This tried and true formula still works. Regardless of how grown up you’ve become you can still use circuit-style or bodyweight cardio to help you get back into shape. Try this Marine Bodyweight program today.
Do not simply exist, conquer!