Next year our theatre department is performing a show called A Company of Wayward Saints
. It will be performed outdoors, and from what I know, it involves a commedia dell'arte troupe in the beginning... basically things like tumbling, juggling, physical activity, and so on.
Anyway, I am no physical activity guy. I was raised on delicious foods, which caused me to be overweight for most of my life. Two years ago around this time I weighed about 238 pounds (was probably around the same height, 6' 3") over that summer, I had a relevation, cut calories, stopped soda drinking, and began to do a little more physical activity. I'm down to 180 now, pretty good accomplishment. Still, I am entirely lacking physical strength. 16 years of pure laziness has my muscles in mush. I am probably exagerrating, but still. I don't think I could audition for this show with the way I am now.
So, I have a whole summer plus some months during school to get fit.
I don't know where to start. One of my drama teachers talked to me about possibly creating an exercise plan for me, but that hasn't happened yet.
Anyone have any advice for quick warm-ups or exercises I can do:
A) Without any exercise devices at my disposal [real ones, makeshift alternative suggestions would be accepted]
B) That I could perform every day or so for about an hour in the morning or night
C) That would build up strength and flexibility. I am in no way interesting in becoming 'buff' or 'swole'. Oh man. I'd much rather be scrawny than buff.
I guess that's what I wanted to ask...
Zach( Collapse )