I'm trying to figure out what a proper exercise regime would be for me, a total beginner (the rowing machine hasn't even arrived yet...). I'm 41, have a BMI of almost 28, and I don't exercise in any way, other than being the dad of a 5-year old...
My goals aren't too ambitious: Just want to get some healthy exercise. Should this result in improved physical condition and/or weight loss, so be it 8)
I'm planning on getting up earlier on workdays (30 minutes?), for rowing. What is best practice? 1 'stretch', or perhaps split it up in 3x10 minutes? How do I determine my optimal speed? (My rowing machine comes equipped with heart rate monitor.)
Should I keep the same early morning exercise up in weekends, or is the 2-day break no problem?
Furthermore I am considering additional rowing in some of the evenings, but then at a more relaxed pace, and longer periods. I nowadays spend those evenings watching TV, and from what I get it's a good distraction to watch the boob tube while rowing. :lol:
As said earlier, I'm a total newbie at this, and any advice/tips is welcome!