As I have begun my clinical practice my life has encountered a common challenge – the “not enough time for exercise-itis”. None of us in North America are immune to this issue! My goal now is to start a series of posts outlining how I am going to get back to my previously active lifestyle by using what is available to me in (and around) the apartment building that I currently live in.
I encourage everyone to follow along as I share what I am doing as a progressive exercise routine that is scalable and uses minimal time. My plan is to exercise between 3 and 5 times every week in my apartment building in a variety of ways. Many exercise routines will look very similar however I will alter variables such as volume, intensity, and frequency to bring about various results.
I am also going to follow a general periodization plan so that no one (especially me!) wears out or runs in to overuse injuries.
My plan for my initial workout is as follows – climb the stairs (top to bottom) 10 times at a comfortable pace. I will report back later to let everyone know how it went as well as my general impressions on how challenging it was considering it is the beginning of my fitness base (day 1!).
Here is to the start of a journey and the experimentation that comes with it! I aim to make this fun, not arduous!