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2006/07/16 23:29:25 (permalink)
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What do you think of this?

Hey all,
Im looking for an all round workout and am hoping to get a routine that doesnt use weights (so i can do it nearly anywhere). I dont want to bulk up massively, im aiming more for getting naturally fit. Ive searched around on the net and came across this: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/becker20.htm

As i have no idea i was hoping you people in the know could give your verdicts, id really appreciate it. I understand theres alot more to it, diet etc, but i suppose i want to take it one step at a time.

Thanks for your time

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    RE: What do you think of this? 2006/07/21 12:07:05 (permalink)
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    Welcome to the forum and sorry you've had no replies. I'm not a training expert so I'll bump this for others to comment
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    RE: What do you think of this? 2006/07/21 13:38:52 (permalink)
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    Hi there mate . Plyometric, calesthenic and cardio exercises are you best to acheive these goals IMO. Plyometrics are exercise which help the trainee develop speed through exploisive strength. Here's a list of some useful exercises: http://www.exrx.net/Lists/PowerExercises.html. The exercises list on the site you provided could also be of good use. Running for cardio is another equipment free form of exercise, obviously helpful for cardio vascular health and fitness.
    Your correct in recognising the importance of diet in achieving your goals, perhaps posting some queries in that section may give you asn idea of what you should be doing.
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    RE: What do you think of this? 2006/07/28 01:13:03 (permalink)
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    Hey, sorry for taking so long to reply (long story).
    I really appreciate the feedback.. From looking at the link alot of plyometric's mid section building seems to rely on you having a partner to train with? Apart from that it definitely looks good for building lowerbody and im sure ill be using it once i come up with a full routine.
    I was wondering.. If you were to think of all-round basic no-weight excersices to build the upper body what would they be.. do pullups build your entire upper back and shoulders? are pushups and sit-ups enough to build front torso?

    Thanks so much for your replies.. as you can see.. im very new to this .

    Indie.
    post edited by Indieman - 2006/07/28 01:15:22
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    RE: What do you think of this? 2006/07/28 01:43:20 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ink

    Hi there mate . Plyometric, calesthenic and cardio exercises are you best to acheive these goals IMO. Plyometrics are exercise which help the trainee develop speed through exploisive strength. Here's a list of some useful exercises: http://www.exrx.net/Lists/PowerExercises.html. The exercises list on the site you provided could also be of good use. Running for cardio is another equipment free form of exercise, obviously helpful for cardio vascular health and fitness.
    Your correct in recognising the importance of diet in achieving your goals, perhaps posting some queries in that section may give you asn idea of what you should be doing.


    plyometrics for a fella thats fairly new and has 'no idea' - i would not recommend just yet.
    Google circuit training, learn how to construct a circuit that hits the whole body - train for reps or time. An approach might be 8 stations - 2 full body, 2 legs, 2 upper body, 2 core - and hit them for however many reps, rest, then go again.
    Just have a look around mate and google is your friend.
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    RE: What do you think of this? 2006/07/28 14:01:35 (permalink)
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    Thanks so much for the reply.. Circuit training is exactly the type of thing i was looking for . Now its just a case of digging through the millions of examples on google to find the right one for me.
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    RE: What do you think of this? 2006/07/30 03:48:43 (permalink)
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    Im back again ..
    Ive been somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of information available on the net regarding circuit training.. After spending many hours today searching and becoming more and more eager to start.. Ive came across the following:

    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1608/is_3_16/ai_54037022/pg_2

    Lateral raise
    Romanian deadlift
    Flat-bench flye
    Step-up
    Bilateral bent row
    Shrug
    Forward lunge
    French press
    Standing curl

    I know these use dumbells but i have some so this could work. Id also maybe want to add in pullups to that list and some of the leg exercises from the following:

    http://www.t-nation.com/portal_includes/articles/2002/237death2.html

    Knee Ups
    Curl Up
    Wrist to Knee Curl Ups
    Lying Supine, Single-Leg Hip/Thigh Extension
    Ski Squats
    Static Lunge
    Single Leg, Bent-Knee Deadlift
    Single Leg Squat
    Handstand Push Up Against the Wall
    Chin Up
    Push Up
    Single-Leg Calf Press

    Ill be doing cardio aswell.
    I was wondering if there was an easy way to work out a balanced routine? Im worried ill be working certain parts of the body more than others.. Ill be honest, its like a foreign language to me in alot of respects. I know its probably easier then im making out but its hard not to get bogged down by all the conflicting views on the internet.

    Id really appreciate some more of your great guidance and valuable time

    Indie.

    edit: Just to avoid confusion I dont mean i want to be doing all of the exercises above.. more of a balanced combination for a fullbody workout.
    post edited by Indieman - 2006/07/30 03:52:46
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