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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 08:13 PM

4. I'm in the same situation. Well, not the "waiting for the book" part, but

the working construction all day and being way too tired to do any additional meaningfull exercise at the end of it. By meaningful, I mean aerobic, good for the heart stuff. I use most of my muscles climbing staging, hammering, grinding, drilling, etc, but seldom actually 'get out of breath' type aerobic heart workout, that I know I need.

So, my son the personal trainer says get up and do aerobics BEFORE work: run, jog, calisthenics, HIIT, or whatever. But, I say, I have to start work early. He says "Dad, I have clients that come to the gym by 6 A.M. for 30-40 minutes and THEN do heart surgery all day. Suck it up"

There went that excuse.

Anyway, the key seems to be doing anything aerobic, especially HIIT (high intensity intervals) What we used to call "wind sprints" to get more benefit in a shorter time.

And, as far as staying in shape during lay off time, probably just do some "circuit training" where you move from one type of exercise, (or machine if you're at a gym) to another...the so-called "full body" calisthenics. You could go to a gym, or get a personal trainer to get started, or even check out TONS of options on YouTube.

Good luck! Your heart, and your doctor, will thank you!

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