How To Start An Exercise Routine: Why All Men Need One

One of the most common things that happen amongst men when they reach their adult lives is that they stop taking proper care of their bodies. So learning how to start an exercise routine should be a top priority for all men.

Exercise Routine

Most guys seem to go down the exact same path once they finish high school.

They leave school having always played sports and keeping fit, and now find themselves being able to do whatever they want, whenever they want.

Alcohol, work, fast food, chilling and more alcohol creep into everyone’s lives.

And what happens next?

You’re a slightly overweight man heading towards his 30s or 40s, and often speak about the good old days where you could run a 5km in under 25 minutes and grate a block of cheese on your washboard abs!

My Story

I had something similar happen to me, but luckily enough I caught it and destroyed it before it could get away from me.

At school I was all about sports.

I probably averaged around 8 hours a week playing sports, and on top of that only ate my mom’s healthy cooked meals.

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But then university came, and I discovered two things that were freely available to me every single day.

Booze.

And McDonalds!

It was a dangerous game, and before I knew it I had forgotten all about fitness and focussed on a different kind of fit: drinking fit!

Luckily enough before I even finished college I had changed my ways completely, and have ever since adopted a fitness first mindset.

The first few years out on your own in the real world are the most important to lay down your health and fitness foundation.

You need to get into a habit of always trying to stay in shape, no matter what.

There’s no better time that now!

It’s Never Too Early Or Too Late

The sad thing, though, is I see so many of my friends who work as professionals still down this same route.

They all work 40+ hours a week.

Smash a few pints 4 days a week after work.

Eat not so healthy food.

And never try workout.

The worst part of it? They don’t seem to care. Or maybe they do, they just don’t show it.

Every adult man has a life to live. I get it.

But the excuse of “I don’t have time or money to stay fit” is absolute nonsense.

Whether you are 55 years old and have given up physically, or 25 years old and haven’t done a workout in a year, it doesn’t matter.

There’s still a way back!

How To Start An Exercise Routine

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Developing an exercise routine isn’t that tricky.

You just need to know a few basic workout routines, get started and take it from there.

If you aren’t sure as to why every man should have an exercise routine, then check out the benefits of having a good, solid fitness routine below.

Why Do We Need An Exercise Routine?

It’s good for your physical health. Not only will you look better, fitter and more in shape, but it’s beneficial for your long term health. This can cause health costs to be reduced massively.

It makes you more attractive. It’s no secret that being in better shape automatically makes you look better.

Your overall happiness improves. Exercising makes you feel better about yourself, and will definitely lead to an increase in your happiness.

It’s good for your mental health. A habit of exercising regularly and staying in shape can lead to an increased mental health. Often the two can be linked, so with a healthier physical life your mental state will improve.

You have a better quality of life. It’s a great feeling never being limited to doing something just because of your fitness levels. Exercising regularly and being fit means you can enjoy so many more thing sin life. And being up on your feet and constantly moving never feels like a drag!

Other men will be jealous! Yeah, they definitely will. Be the guy most older men want to be, and inspire them to join you in your healthy lifestyle! Just don’t be that guy who can’t stop talking about his reps and crunches at a party. Not cool.

How To Start An Exercise Routine That Works

Most guys are just confused as to where to begin when it comes to working out, how to even do the workouts and how to get disciplined.

Be honest, how often have you walked inside a gym and spent a solid 45 minutes just wandering around, doing this and that and leaving without getting a real sweat in?

It happens all the time!

The problem?

You need to have a plan beforehand, arrive at your workout station and get going!

A Workout To Get You Started

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Now here at Bald Brothers we are all about bodyweight exercise and workout routines.

Why?

Simple, because they are free and can be done from anywhere!

If you want to know what our favorite basic bodyweight exercises are and how to actually do them properly, then check out this article.

The 5 exercises we love are push ups, body squats, burpees, planks and pull ups.

Now you can combine them into a real cool and quick workout to be done at home.

It only takes a few minutes, so it’s perfect if you don’t have much time.

  • 25 Push ups
  • 10 Body squats
  • 10 Burpees
  • 45 Seconds plank

Take a one minute rest and repeat two more times.

Now if you want something a bit more intense that is a perfect high intensity workout to do 2 or 3 times a week, then check out the workout below taken from an article I recently wrote, 15 Minute Bodyweight Workout For Men.

You should also try and improve your everyday life a bit to get your body moving more!

Try walking more, sitting less and generally making sure your muscles are all moving as much as possible.

Conclusion

Whether you are still in shape and want to make sure you maintain your fitness lifestyle, or feel like you have completely let go of yourself, the good news is that there’s still plenty of hope.

There’s no better time than now to take charge of your health and fitness and get working on what you want to achieve.

Write down a few goals. What you hate about your lack of fitness. And how a fitter life might just change your life in more ways than one.

Then take action!

It’s that simple.

Cheers,
Richard