Posted On:5/13/2007 11:09pm
Style: In Transition
Originally Posted by Cullion
You haven't been listening to those people who tell you to just lift heavy for all your physical training needs have you ?
No. Or else at least I would have been lifting heavy. :p
For the record, this is the routine I've been using since forever:
Day 1: Squats 5x5, Bench Press 5x5, chin ups 5 sets (at my "peak" I'd gradually put on weight on a weight belt and on the 5th set I'd have like 25lbs or so, but only do like 2 or 3 reps.)
Other day (2-3 days later if all goes well):
Overhead Press 5x5, Deadlift 5x5, pull ups (same deal), some bicep curls if I feel like it.
Last edited by Poop Loops; 5/13/2007 11:12pm at .
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Posted On:5/14/2007 4:48am
Style: Tai Chi
That sounds weird. I am still too overweight to do more than a couple of unassisted chins, but 30 pushups was no problem even at 60+ lbs of spare fat. Do you have weirdly underdeveloped pecs but huge biceps or something ?
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Posted On:5/14/2007 11:16am
You given the 20-rep squat program a try?
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Posted On:5/14/2007 11:46am
Style: creonte on hiatus
Originally Posted by Poop Loops
You don't understand. I don't think I've ever been able to do 30-40 pushups in one go.
How come? Do you have an injured clavicle, shoulder or something like that????? Seriously, I'm asking in earnest.
Originally Posted by Poop Loops
I've never had much endurance, hiatus or not.
In that case, you should work on that ;) Sprinting, plyos, burpees - they are your friend.
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Posted On:5/14/2007 5:06pm
I am weak. That's pretty much it. Back when I was lifting and doing BJJ I might have been able to do it, though. But not for long.
I can't do anything explosive involving the knees. I injured them a while ago and I've gotten to the point where they are fine with squats, but I don't want to do any explosive motions with them, though. I'll have to stick to sprinting. What about hitting the heavy bag? I only have a bit of experience with striking. Would that hinder my skills in the long run by developing bad habits, or should I give it a shot?
I have not done the 20-rep squat. I don't think I'm at that level. My strength gains aren't the problem*, it's just my endurance.
*I'll make some gains then have to stop due to finals, or the flu, or some other bullshit. Then when I come back to it I have to pretty much start over. =/
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Posted On:5/14/2007 5:31pm
Style: Chemical Assistance
BTW you don't HAVE to do squats or deadlifts. I don't anymore and I'm still progressing with my legs and back by doing alternative exercises that are less of a pain in the ass.
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Posted On:5/14/2007 6:32pm
I like them, though. And I don't have access to fancy equipment. All I have is a half cage and a bench.
Posted On:5/15/2007 7:06am
Well, I did stupidly high rep stuff for a while - 45lb x 10 x 50. I think that helped with my endurance. But honestly, "cardio" is the way to increase endurance.
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Posted On:5/15/2007 8:40am
Originally Posted by Mr Bosco
This is interesting.
Most of what I do is bodyweight exercises. For conditioning I do Pushups, Chinups, Dips, Hindu Squats,Hindu Pushups, Burpees and so forth.
For Strength Training I do Handstand Pushups, One Arm Pushups, One Legged Squats, even One arm Dive Bomber Pushups. Although I can only do 5 on each arm. Meh. But the ONE exercise I still do with weights is the is Squats. Mainly with a Barbell. In my opinion there is no exercise without weights which can replicate it.
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Posted On:5/15/2007 5:53pm
There are lots of exercises that can take the place of squats.
Bodyweight exercises = crap.
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