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2011/03/30 14:06:15 (permalink)
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All over body routine.

Been reading about the pro's of an all over body routine and thinking I'm going to change to one.
 
Have a quick question.
 
I'm in a wheelchair and to do pull ups I have 2 options. I can strap myself to my chair and lift that too, or I can lift myself up with my legs still touching the floor.
 
In the gym I can either use the smith machine for pull ups or the other option is I could do the pull ups at home on my pull up bar.
 
Would it be ok to do pull ups at home and then do the rest of my work out at the gym when doing a full body routine?
 
Cheers, Ryan.
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    Hoppy1975
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    Re:All over body routine. 2011/03/30 19:48:42 (permalink)
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    What is your reason for wanting to do your pull-ups at home rather than the gym? .........Not sure what the question is mate.
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    Re:All over body routine. 2011/03/30 20:10:10 (permalink)
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    The reason is that the gym is always really busy (uni gym) and using the smith machine for bench press normally involves waiting around so using it for pull ups as well will mean even more waiting. Plus I need to strap myself into my chair as well and doing it at home will be less of a pita.
     
    Basically my question was would it be an issue if I did the pull ups at home separate to the rest of the routine?
     
    Sorry, it was a bit of a rambling post!
     
    Thanks, Ryan
     
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    Re:All over body routine. 2011/03/30 20:33:31 (permalink)
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    Ah ok mate......Pull-ups are a must in my opinion so if it makes it easier to do them at home then thats fine......What other back/pulling exercises are in your routine?
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    Re:All over body routine. 2011/03/30 23:27:31 (permalink)
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    yeah id say its fine to do them at home, if easier then go for it.
    I know what you mean about the uni gyms though, my one is the same so many people in there, no matter what time of day, glad i wont be there for much longer



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    Re:All over body routine. 2011/04/01 15:09:04 (permalink)
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    Yeah it is a total nightmare, loads of cardio machines but the weights section, despite not being too bad, is just too small for the amount of people that use it, always have to wait around for dumbells as well!
     
    My weights routine needs a lot of work basically...
     
    But the other pull exercises I am doing are reverse flys (with my upper body laying on my legs in my chair) and dumbell rows (again with my body on my lap). The rows I could change to single arm cable rows as there is a cable machine if that would be better?
     
    At the moment I am doing a split of sorts. Doing weights twice a week, one day I'll do bench press, one armed tricep extensions, and side raises with a dumbell for shoulders. And the 2nd day I'll do reverse flys, rows, bicep curls, hammer curls.
     
    Initially the plan was just to get into the gym again and to lose some weight so I've been pretty cardio intensive and the weights routine has been neglected.
     
    Because of being paralysed from the chest down I am a bit limited in the exercises I can perform so this is one reason I've decided on an all over body work out. Lats are actually my favourite muscle so I've missed doing the pull ups, plus I'm not a big fan of bicep curls as I feel like a poser doing them so was thinking of adding in wide grip pull ups and perhaps close grip as well to hit the bicep more. Carry on with the other back exercises (rows and flys) and bench press.
     
    Would like to add in shoulder press too but my concern is where I don't have a stable core that I'll just put a lot of strain on my back, would a good alternative be the side and lateral raises?
     
    All advice much appreciated!
     
    Thanks, Ryan
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