Starting an Exercise Program Can Be Overwhelming. Start small. Really small.

  • The 2-movement session. There are endless amounts of movements you could possibly do. Pushups, pullups, squats, deadlifts, etc… Just deciding can derail any efforts to workout that day. Pick just two. Set a repetition range that is very (very) doable. If you can do 20, drop it down to 15.
  • Set a time frame. Like the rep scheme, keep it manageable. If you can workout for 30 minutes, drop it to 20 minutes. The goal is simply moving and breaking a sweat. Move for that amount of time.
  • When all else fails, walk. It isn’t a waste of your time. Walking is the most sustainable form of exercise. It is something you can do as you get older. Not many exercise movements can make that claim.

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