In an attempt to revive this seemingly quiet area of these forums (surely there are more guys out there trying to lose weight) I'd like to have guys here list some weightloss and exercise ideas that have worked for them.
I am very turned off by Gyms (they are expensive, crowded and don't help your confidence levels when you're struggling to use a machine and all these super fit people around you are barely breaking a sweat) so need to find alternatives for exercising.
I am limited to exercises which have very-low or no impact on the knees (knee problems are common in my family). I like to use the cross trainer that I have at home. I crank up the music and go for at least 30 minutes, adjusting my pace between walk and run speeds every few minutes (like in the couch to 5km running plan, which I originally started but stopped due to my knees hurting).
At home I can also stretches (my legs mainly) as well as lift weights. I have two 5kg dumb-bells. Not much I know, but I've never been a strong guy, so need to start somewhere. I also try doing pushups, but I struggle.
What other exercises to you guys do at home, either with or without equipment?
I've been looking at those chin-up bars that you put in a door frame. Anyone here have experience with those? I'm worried I would damage the door frame if I was to use one, even though most of them say the max weight is 100kg