First, some context. [ETA - started a similar thread a few days ago, but that was before settling on going with a strength-based program. Sorry if the thread looks familiar]
54yo Male. Working on weight loss. SW = 240. CW = 206. GW = 175 (depending on body fat - that may change the goal, i.e. weight is not as important as overall fitness to me).
After finishing up P90 (no X) to get back into reasonable shape (or at least able to function again), along with upping my step count to about 15K per day vigorous, I am convinced I need to get into weights. The P90 (no X) has resistance training and some dumb bell stuff, which was fine, but I know I need to incorporate more to preserve muscle.
I would like to do the strong lifts program (or starting strength or similar), however, I do not have the home equipment. I also have a limitation in terms of which days I can do the program because of access to our company's gym.
Over a typical 2-week schedule, I can access our company gym M-W-F, M-W, meaning instead of working out 3x per week, I would get 5x per 2-weeks, missing 1.
Is missing that one day on a regular basis enough to have a large impact of the program's effectiveness? For those of you that lift regularly and are in one of these programs, would the regular missed day be something that would cause you not to do the program?
And lastly, if you did do the program, what might you substitute for the missing day (for me this would have to be a home workout of some sort - as I mentioned before, I do have some dumb bells)?
Thanks in advance!