VERY simple alternating strength-training program
May 16, 2012 8:20 PM Subscribe
I want two quick and easy strength-training exercises I can alternate and do every day, in order to get my exercise groove back. What are two complementary ones?
posted by Jacen Solo to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
Pretty simple. I've stopped working out for the last few months, which sucks. I want to get back in the habit, but diving straight back into StrongLifts 3x/week seems to dead-end into 2x/week, then 1x/week, then none. (The soreness for three days after my first couple of squat-sets doesn't help.)
I'm thinking if I just had fifteen minutes of exercise every day, that would be enough. I could stop by the gym in my work clothes, do a few sets, and be done. Maybe after a month of pulling this off I'll go back to something more serious like StrongLifts.
But all the programs I'm used to involve taking entire days off to give your body time to rest. I'm afraid that would derail me. What's a very simple, one-per-day program that will get me back on track? I don't want CrossFit or anything that involves looking up or learning new exercises.
I was thinking something like squats/benchpress/squats/benchpress/squats/benchpress, 5x5 each. Is that good? Better suggestions? Bodyweight exercises? Bonus points for developing my pecs (vanity), and being doable in the basement dumbbell gym instead of the across-the-street barbell gym (laziness).