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sunbeam's weak workout-one last move (as suggested by flux).

Postby Asleep on a sunbeam » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:39 pm

Asleep on a sunbeam wrote:
go up and down one step 2 minutes

high knees 30 seconds (every 10 seconds jump-knees to chest)
kicking my own ass 30 seconds (every 10 seconds jump-knees to chest)

is that an good enough warm up for this:

10 explosive press ups(not too explosive, as fast as I can) you know the ones with hands wider than shoulders.
20 squats
10 crunches
lying on back, on leg straight, one knee as close to my head as possible, hands on head, move elbow to opposite knee 10 times, then switch knees/elbows).
10 military press ups (hands below shoulders, in line with them) again, as fast as I can.

Then I rest for a minute or 2

repeat cycle including rest 3 times

then rest for 30 seconds, and more sets of each type of press up.

I plan to do this every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

my aim, increase upper body strength and upper leg strength. I do plent of walking so calves are hopefully fine.

what do you guys think?

I'm not looking for any major differences, hoping for leaner muscle, no size increase just strength increase.


moved from another sub, so, do you guys think this will work in strength building/moving faster?
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Re: sunbeam's weak workout-one last move (as suggested by fl

Postby SpugFab » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:23 pm

Asleep on a sunbeam wrote:moved from another sub, so, do you guys think this will work in strength building/moving faster?

For me the best way to get stronger is to use weights and progressively overload the weight used.

Anything else is sub-optimal.
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Re: sunbeam's weak workout-one last move (as suggested by fl

Postby Asleep on a sunbeam » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:51 pm

spug_myers wrote:
Asleep on a sunbeam wrote:moved from another sub, so, do you guys think this will work in strength building/moving faster?

For me the best way to get stronger is to use weights and progressively overload the weight used.

Anything else is sub-optimal.

so by not using weights I'll struggle to get stronger?
how many reps do you do for strength?
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Postby The Duke » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:06 pm

Asleep on a sunbeam wrote:how many reps do you do for strength?


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Re: sunbeam's weak workout-one last move (as suggested by fl

Postby SpugFab » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:11 pm

Asleep on a sunbeam wrote:so by not using weights I'll struggle to get stronger?
how many reps do you do for strength?

You can get stronger, just not as quickly.

If I was doing bodyweight stuff I'd try to structure it in a similar way to a weights workout. Progressive overload. If strength is the main goal I'd shy away from the circuit type training.

As a beginner reps & sets aren't so important. Pick a scheme and get better at it for a while. Off the top of my head I'd say go for 6s and 8s, just because that's what I used to do.
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Re: sunbeam's weak workout-one last move (as suggested by fl

Postby Asleep on a sunbeam » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:14 pm

spug_myers wrote:
Asleep on a sunbeam wrote:so by not using weights I'll struggle to get stronger?
how many reps do you do for strength?

You can get stronger, just not as quickly.

If I was doing bodyweight stuff I'd try to structure it in a similar way to a weights workout. Progressive overload. If strength is the main goal I'd shy away from the circuit type training.

As a beginner reps & sets aren't so important. Pick a scheme and get better at it for a while. Off the top of my head I'd say go for 6s and 8s, just because that's what I used to do.


so putting a load of weight into a rucksack and doing press ups, strapping things to my chest and doing crunches, getting my house mate on my back and doing squats?

no more than 3?
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Postby SpugFab » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:55 pm

Is there a reason you don't want to go to a gym?

It seems the easiest way to get stronger to me.
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Postby Asleep on a sunbeam » Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:05 pm

spug_myers wrote:Is there a reason you don't want to go to a gym?

It seems the easiest way to get stronger to me.


it costs £20 a month...

I'm a student.
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Postby SpugFab » Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:28 pm

Asleep on a sunbeam wrote:I'm a student.

Then ask your parents for money :?
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Postby ninearms » Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:32 pm

Or spend less money on other things. £5 a week isn't exactly a fortune to obtain from somewhere. No booze, shop better, get a paper round.
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Postby The Duke » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:25 pm

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Postby JP » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:50 pm

i'm confused - where should this thread be? Is it part of a training log, or should it be in power & strength section?
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Postby Fallen_Horse » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:10 pm

JP wrote:i'm confused - where should this thread be? Is it part of a training log, or should it be in power & strength section?

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Also, sunbeam, doesn't your school have a gym?
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Postby Asleep on a sunbeam » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:22 pm

it was in power and strength but it was being ignored, .fkux PM'd me after I'd moved it either to or from there suggesting to move it here.

I just wanted some decent advice about home workouts.

The uni has a gym, ish, £20 a month, and my budget is already pretty tight, parents already give me money, enough to get by, they're not gonna give me any more.

I just want to build strength at home, not muscle size (if possible I'd like that to stay the same).
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Postby Crash » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:54 pm

Is there anything heavy where you live that you can pick up (furniture, cans of something, etc)? If so, pick it up (use proper form so you don't hurt your back, etc) and walk around with it. As for the push ups, you might want to look at this. Instead of the weights buy 2 jugs of water and use, etc.

If you don't want to use weights, you might want to look at this for general information.
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