Problem: I have not had an exercise routine in 10 years. I now want to build strength again and look good, and improve my cardiovascular health (stop being winded so easily).
I just joined Planet Fitness because it's cheap even if I only decide to go the bodyweight route.
Question: What book(s) are recommended for beginning routines I could adapt there? "Starting Strength", for example, or "The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II"? Or "Overcoming Gravity" as another example?
Back in the day I was attracted to the idea of bodyweight routines to prevent injury and improve joint health and the whole "convict conditioning" approach or the GMB (Gold Medal Bodies) routines. I still am, but not sure if that's ALL I should do to improve my looks.
I would also like to lose 30 pounds off my gut and add muscle mass to my limbs too eventually.
When I used to workout I did the exercises very slow and carefully - I loved that feeling.