I have a general desire to get into shape but currently no especial passion for any sport or form of exercise. I have a bike that I use for transport to good effect but I'm not motivated to ride it just for exercise.
I played a couple of years of tennis in high school, kind of liked it but was always mediocre and frustrated.
I bowl (throw a 15) and was getting pretty good before I stopped when the only nearby alley closed, but that's not really much in the way of exercise.
I'm 5'11", 220 lbs. I have fairly large hands and US 14-15 shoe size. An online quiz from the BBC indicates my body type is between endomorph and mesomorph. My calves and thighs are large and seem to be muscular under a thin layer of fat. Waist size 34 to 36. I have abdomen fat but not a gut. I can flex to achieve firmness in all areas of the legs and arms but the results are unremarkable.
I don't like running much. When I'm made to, I find that my endurance is nearly non-existent. I find somewhat better but not really good results by running barefoot or in minimal footwear such as the Vibram FiveFingers. I'm sometimes told that I don't know my own strength.
There are so many forms of exercise or sport that I can't imagine which I should try. Any ideas based on this?
If you need anything more, just ask. Thanks.
ETA: Martial arts suggestions are also welcome. I liked the bit of Aikido I took but it doesn't seem intensive enough for body improvement so much as it focuses on the martial art itself. Something with a legit martial use but general exercise benefit would be nice.
It's a pretty social pastime if you find a decent gym/club.
I'll look into those others though; thanks.
Im not sure if weathers meant it that way
I have a friend who goes to a boxing gym twice a week and he says most of it is just punching bags and stuff, and when it comes to sparring at a certain level theres no head shots allowed
But yeah, a good 80% is working pads and bags and general conditioning. Most of the dudes at my old place don't even spar.
I'm not sure if you have a indoor soccer (football) arena in your area, but if so look into joining a men's league. It is great exercise and fun for many.
He should just lift and see what happens. The first few months I hated it but after I started seeing results, and stopped getting sore so much; I started to love it.
The X is for XTREME:mad::mad::mad:
I take it that you practice muay thai? What is a regular session like in your class?
Starts off with some crazy ass interval-training which includes some fast-ass sprinting with breaks of walking/jumping to keep your heart beat up. Sweating occurs within 30-45 seconds. After about 5 minutes of this we move on to hardcore pad training which alternates depending on what day it is. Non-contact sparring after this, and full-contact sparring depending on how experienced you are and if the trainer allows you. After, we begin body exercises which include press-ups/crunches and some kind of balancing exercise with a partner. Death is likely to occur if you do not seek medical treatment.
Edit: STFU Acolyte
Deadlift, squat, and bench.
Throw in some other shit once you get those down.
Do something that involves running or biking though. Those will help you get less fat and whatnot. Also they are generally done outside so you might get a bit of a tan and you'll wind up looking and feeling that much better about yourself.
They also have the potential to get you into great shape!