I'm mostly just a bit shocked by how out of shape I am cardio-wise. I need to just start doing some stuff more regularly. The lack of a consistent schedule is pretty rough on me so far.
Yeah, I'm going to be using it for cardio-ish and social exercise. Sorry to hear about his climbing accident. Most of my stuff will be indoors though I think, especially for the next few months given how the weather's changing.
I'm hoping to keep atleast 2 lifting sessions together so I can do chest/back and shoulders/legs once a week and throw in arms on both those days. Then hopefully climb 2x a week and do a bit of cardio on the side. For cardio, I can set up the bike stationary trainer at my place too so that might help.
Hm. I was hoping to stick to chest/back and shoulders/legs with arms thrown in there. The way I see it climbing 1-2x a week will be a bunch of back/core/arm work as well.
Why don't you try one of those collective classes for cardio. It is HIIT and you are done in 30 minutes and the atmosphere (if it is anything like over here) is absolutely overwhelming and fun... sometimes unreal. People really get into it and there is a great vibe all class long and then some... I am sure that NYC gyms offer Les Mills classes such as GRIT Cardio or GRIT Plyo or something like that... it is short, intense and it shows and then you make tons of new friends. People are usually very friendly in these type of classes.
As for my friend... he fell from very high up and hit his head... he had to learn to walk, speak, and do almost everything again... he forgot about everybody because half of his skull (and brain) is gone from the crash... no he has to wear a helmet everywhere he goes... it was very sad :(
So be always careful. :)
One thing I noticed when he was climbing is that he developed great shoulders... don't know if that is the usual thing or not but he had perfectly shaped and huge shoulders... so maybe you won't need to train them as much with weights.