We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We like to introduce people to various beginner's routines. This one is simple and pretty good. Done daily for 2 or 3 weeks (it should be easy by then), a person can move on to more challenging fitness programs.
20 body weight squats. 10 push ups. 20 walking lunges. 10 dumbbell rows (using a gallon milk jug) 15 second plank. 30 jumping Jacks.
Have been biking 2 -3 times a week - for 20 or 30 minutes usually, sometimes up to 90 minutes. A bit of HIIT or small hills as part of my rides. Nice weather today, and went with a neighbour for his first ride of the year. His fitness quite low, so we didn't go far, and he was happy for a mid-ride rest.
Ahh. There's a certain satisfaction to being fit (in my 60s), and to being compassionate to my younger friend in keeping the ride short for his sake. Dropped him off and carried on for a bit on my own...
Blessings - enjoy the postings mix here on the farm.
Try the Royal Canadian Air force 5BX program. It’s available as a pdf or for a few bucks on Amazon. It gives you a set of exercises in levels from beginner to champion athlete and a simple schedule for building up your strength within each level. There are four floor exercises which have to be completed in a total of five minutes plus running in place for six. I do a modified version of the first level:twenty each of toe touches(2 minutes), sit ups, leg lifts, and push ups (one minute each exercise) This is followed by 400 high steps running in place mixed with scissor jumps. Not bad for a 72 year old.