I just need some advice from some of you super exercise gurus here
TRF wrote:However now instead of only running, I have decided to incorporating body weight exercises into my program.
1. I can't challenge my abs: By this I mean that I can do a lot of sit ups with little or no burn. Even V-ups or the sit-ups where you bring your knees and chest together don't challenge my abs. For some reason I have very resilient abs, but I don't want to have to do like 100+ situps before getting tired. Is there any ab exercise that can really challenge my abs and not take too long of a time.
2. I suck at pushups, I know I just have to adjust them to make them easier and keep at it though.
3. I can't really do a full pullup (I didn't buy the equipment, actually a charter school right by my house has a cool home made rig and a bunch of dilapidated equipment that I use because the school doesn't even have a weight training program.)
So I kind of need some advice on how to adjust the pullup so that I can get to the point where I can do a full one.
buzz wrote:looks like BEACH SEASON IS UPON US!
TRF wrote:Any recommendations on sets that I should do for pull ups?
XkillerX wrote:pressups: do several sets of several different kinds of pressups to activate all of your muscle fibers
pullups: borrow some dumbells or a barbell and do biceps curls until your arms are strong enough to pull you up for the first time. after that you'll be fine.
abdomen: forget situps, crunches and shit. put you metatarsals (forefoot?) up on a chair, desk or bench, and then do a plank. if you do it right you can transfer more than 80% of your bodyweight to the front - a normal plank transfer less than 50. hold it until failure. several time
also consider doing squat jumps (check out the "other sports" section of VF on that)
TRF wrote: I do them and regular squats in the morning
Papaya wrote:TRF wrote: I do them and regular squats in the morning
Do Hindu Squats instead, they're far more effective.
Papaya wrote:My physio is concerned about Hindu Squats. When I first read about them I read about targets like 500 in 17 minutes and 100,000 in a year. That seems to me to be a receipe for knee problem, and my physio looked shocked at the suggestion.
The thing is that they are such a great exercise I find smaller numbers are very effective. I think the most I've done in one run is about 90, and over a week maybe 400. They're great to stick in a deck of cards, or just to do a set of 40 to make sure your quads don't get forgotten.
Someone on Youtube wrote:All you chumps complaining about joint pain are just making excuses to stay weak and feeble. Any fool can develop fake, nonfunctional, puffy muscles with minimal reps of free weights. It takes testicular fortitude to do hundreds of hindu squats. The endurance developed is obvious when I nail your girlfriend pile-driver style. POW!
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