I've been off the horse for a few months now, but I'm ready to climb back on and in trying to make a schedule I'm remembering something that I've been confused about for a while. There are three "regimens" that I'm aiming to balance:
- I ride a bike (for commuting)
- Bodyweight circuit routines (based heavily on this one)
- Freeweights (the exercises listed here, under "What Exercises Should I Do?" and the first bullet points under "How Many Repetitions Should I Do?")
- Swimming would be nice to fit in on occasion
My primary concern is over-training. I'm sure you're looking at that list and saying to yourself "Just do fewer things, stupid" - and that may be the way it has to be - but if there's a way to structure my workouts such that I can eat my cake and have it, too (and then actually eat cake later, obviously), that'd be killer.
Edit: Ah, yes, my workout goals. First, I'm a 5'1", asthmatic male in his late 20's who is...
- Trying to stay somewhere between 118 and 123 pounds (I'm slightly above that after a few months off, but we'll go ahead and label this "weight maintenance.")
- Looking to improve strength, endurance, and overall health
- Not especially concerned with becoming "ripped" or "bulking up"