Ask The Trainer: Developing a Routine
Question: I just gave up a 20-year smoking, being lazy, drinking pop lifestyle three months ago. I'm 35 years old, 6'4" and 300 pounds. I've been working out and getting active, but have no real "core" or cardio yet. How do I gradually build both from nothing?
Answer: The best advice I can give you is to hire a personal trainer who can do an initial assessment with you and get you on the right track. In general however, you can begin with three days a week of cardiovascular exercise for 20 minutes and follow that up with a full body circuit where you are hitting every body part, also three days a week. Start slow and work your way up but be sure to get some help if you want to see results in the fastest way possible.