Now that "winter" (still 70+ F) is here I have embarked on a circuit training routine:
my current level:
sit ups: 3x50
push ups: 3x25
curls: 3x12x 30 lb
behind the neck pull: 3x12x30
squats: 3x20 with 30 lbs
interspaced with elliptical or rope jump: 15-20 minutes at aerobic levels
I plan to improve about 10% every month or so till the riding season.
Am I in the ballpark or do I have lightyears to catch up to a normal healthy 55 y old? Are there any additional exercises I should be introducing? I also do some stretching and occasional meditation.