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2017/04/14 16:12:23 (permalink)

no gym here. calisthenics

Its been a long time since ive been on here but am glad to be back.
as most people life got busy! But training took quite a back seat over the last 7years or so. Busy job. 2 kids and then a few years ago one of my kids got diagnosed with a brain tumour. The short story of this is good news and future for him looks good. He still has the tumour but thanks to an awesome brain surgeon (a proper hero) it has limited affecta on him and currently has no ongoing treatment just mri scans every6months and plenty of other appointments but could be so much worse.
anyway enough of that. I just wanted to excuse myself from a lack of training. But I still found it hard to train consistantly. Somehow I ended up on youtube and found out about calisthenics and was hooked. I feel my body type and size would be well suited to it but what I love the most is being able to train anywhere. So ive been getting up early and training before work doing pushups etc in the locker room at work and then last week the playpark on way to work for pull ups!
so im not hugely strong or fit but am hopingto change that. Ive been ttraining a month or so but haven't been keeping track of what ive been up to.
I want to keep it basic but I can't help but trying more advanced moves!

ill post some pics soon of what I look like now. Im 35yrs and old 80kgs. Would like to drop some fat and add muscle (wouldn't everyone) really want to improve to moves like the planche (a long way off) and handstand press ups (not a million miles off)
ill be dropping some youtube video's as well to keep me motovated and to keep you bored. Feel free to subscribe to humour me!

when I started I could manage 4 pulls. I then lost anywhere to do pull ups carried on with pushups and then 2 days ago found the park and managed 9pull ups so was well chuffed.
That days workout went something like..
pull ups 9, 5, 5
Chins 6,5,4
And then the following 3sets with no rest between excercises
Pseudo planche pushups 15
wide arm push ups 12
Diamond push ups 7
nornal push ups 8
Then some ab work.

Im still experimenting with what works best but so far loving it.
Please feel free to comment and encourage!

my youtube video of my pull ups
https://youtu.be/GmNi3yi7elQ

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/14 16:29:38 (permalink)
    Good luck with it. Can usually find strategically placed bars in parks for other moves like dips and inverted Rows as well 🙂
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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/14 17:00:07 (permalink)
    Good luck with your goals! I will follow along mate, pull ups looking good.
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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/14 17:02:18 (permalink)
    im trying to master the handstand push up by starting with pike pushups (made a post earlier today)
    also incitefitness on youtube installs pull up and other sorts of bars in peoples backyards
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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/14 17:11:33 (permalink)
    Thanks all so far!
    kaneda - unfortunately the park is only good fpr pull ups. There are some bike stands I thougjt would be good for position are to far apart.

    Cu77en. Thanks i can asure you on the third set they werent quite as good!

    Diddums. Thanks ill check him out! With the handstamd push ups ive gone for wall handstand puah ups. A month ago i could get into the position and do a partial rep. I can now do 4 full push ups amd can also hhold a handstand for a good 10 secs but still nees the security of the wall!

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/16 08:18:01 (permalink)
    So this morning was a quick one in the kitchen pf all places while sorting the kids and their brekkies. So 7am and pre brekkie. As said before I dont currently have accees to pull ups at home but once I clear my garage I will have make shift bar made of a barbell across squat stands on top setting.

    wall handstand push ups
    New PB!!!!!
    5, was so pleased with this but gutted I had pressed record on my cam but double pressed it so didnt capture them!
    3.5 went down and pushed for the 4th but there was nothing there!
    3.
    im super happy with how these are coming on!

    Circuit of
    pseudo plance push ups
    wide arm push ups
    dips (on a 90° kitchen worktop)
    normal press ups

    10 reps for 1st and 2nd circuit
    on 3rd circuit managed 10 for planch and wide push ups only 7dips but then did 3negatives and 10 mormal pushups

    Plank.
    Having done some plank research last night I dont want to just keep increasing plank time but just make harder and stay around a minute. I can do over 3minutes.
    today I went for one legged plank arms as close together as I can get.
    Left leg In air for 30secs and then the remaining 30secs with both legs on floor

    right leg. 45secs in air 15 on floor
    I will keep at this untill I can do a full minute on both sides and then make ot more challenging again


    Not the most intense workout but still a good way to start easter day! If I was using a gym I definitely wouldnt of had a workout today!

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/16 16:08:50 (permalink)
    Hey Imsimon,
    I'll be following along, might even throw in some unsolicited advice 
     
    For example, have you thought about getting a set of parallette bars? I invested in a set of Equalizer dip bars, high enough for me to dip (I'm 6ft 1) and stable enough to attempt some planche progressions (I failed).

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/16 18:07:10 (permalink)
    Unsolicited advice is always welcome.

    I may purchase some proper dip bars but as ive only just started ill see if I stick with it. Also a lot of my training wont be at home so well see. I have some push up stands that will do as parralettes for now!

    Ive not used them but after you mentioned that i dug them out and seem ok. As well as my workouts ive been trying to throw a few skills into my normal day like frog stands and i can now manage a few seconds of a tuck planche.

    Aim for this year - frog stand to handstand. And then by next summer full planche. There long term aims for the meantime im well aware I need to not rush ahead and do the basics right first!

    thanks for posting, little leg session tomorrow if I get chance

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/16 18:32:52 (permalink)
    I have a set of push up stands (did a lot of face plants from them!), found them useful for L-sit to Planche tucks. The closeness to the ground forces you to keep your body very tight through the movement.
    That tightness and control helps when you need to extend the tuck without dropping the feet.

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/16 18:35:45 (permalink)
    What are you planning for leg training? How do you intend to add resistance?
     

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/16 20:08:28 (permalink)
    TDogg
    What are you planning for leg training? How do you intend to add resistance?
     


    leg training is a worry if im honest although I cant do pistol squats without holding on. Ive been doing some static stuff like wall seats and one legged wall seats along with explosive squats but I do worry about leg training. That being said in my garage that still needs to be cleared I have a few barbells, and squat stands and about 200kgs of weights so I may mix some weihhts and do squats and deads if im finding my legs are getting left behind.

    L sit to tuckplanche. Hadnt thought of that thanks ill give that a try but prob not ready for that for a few months. But ill probably try anyway! Nothing ventured notjing gained!

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/17 09:13:48 (permalink)
    Ok so time for a new leg session. I had been doing some follow along ones on youtube but decided to do my own today.

    3 circuits of
    8 assisted Pistol squats each leg,
    15secs single leg wall chair sit (I dont know if that's its name),
    10 squat jumps,
    1minute wall chair sit,
    30 normal squats

    only thing I couldn't quite complete was the wall sit on 3rd set which was 45secs.
    I was really pleased as I was making excuses after round 2 as to why I didnt need to do a 3rd set but I grew a pair and did it anyway! It was hard enough to make the stairs tricky with wobbly legs!

    then did
    8leg raises no rest then 5 knee raises
    rest
    10secs Lsit, 8leg raises and 5 knee raises
    rest
    15secs LSit, 8 leg raises and 5 knee raises
    there was some bloody good burning going on here!. I hadnt planned these but will deffo be incorporating them again trying to increase that LSit time.

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/19 18:28:18 (permalink)
    Have you looked at Mark Lauren's stuff, I used his book as a training bible when I went 'bodyweight' for a few years.
    Helped me maintain some strength and muscle mass.

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/19 20:49:01 (permalink)
    Nope but as I haven't really worked out for a few years I have no strength to maintain!!
    ill check it out though. Thanks for the pointer!

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/21 08:50:54 (permalink)
     

    https://youtu.be/mGDJoZBhS14

    I didnt note down my reps yesturday but did a very quick workout
    3 circuits of
    Wall handstand push ups (5, 3, 3)
    wide push ups (I think 15)
    Dips
    normal push ups

    Filmed the wall handstand push ups this time as above. Fewl free to comment on them or anything im doing wrong!
    Also let me know if anyone knows how to embed the youtube videos into the posts?
    post edited by Imsimon - 2017/04/21 20:41:08

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/24 09:23:12 (permalink)
    Today was an unexpected 530am start (thanks kids)
    3 rounds of the following

    Ive listed a bit different but hopefully it makes sense. One round is all the excercises with no rest between excercises.

    handstand wall push ups 5/4/3
    Pseudo plance push ups 8/8/8
    Wide push ups 10/10/10
    Dips 8/8/8
    Normal push ups 8/8/8
    10secs rest then
    Static press up hold bottom position 15secs/20secs

    very pleased with the 4reps on 2nd set of hs push ups. Feel like strength is developing here!

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/24 10:32:19 (permalink)
    Handstand pushups looking solid! you may want to add something soft under your head to allow you to go for an extra rep without the danger of knocking yourself out if you fail
     
    Rosstraining has some good material on BW stuff too, followed it many times for some variation
    post edited by 59 - 2017/04/24 10:33:44

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/25 17:22:29 (permalink)
    59
    Handstand pushups looking solid! you may want to add something soft under your head to allow you to go for an extra rep without the danger of knocking yourself out if you fail
     
    Rosstraining has some good material on BW stuff too, followed it many times for some variation


    thanks very much im pleased with the way they are coming on.
    Ill be sure to check out rosstraining as well!

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/25 17:22:29 (permalink)
    59
    Handstand pushups looking solid! you may want to add something soft under your head to allow you to go for an extra rep without the danger of knocking yourself out if you fail
     
    Rosstraining has some good material on BW stuff too, followed it many times for some variation


    thanks very much im pleased with the way they are coming on.
    Ill be sure to check out rosstraining as well!

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    Re: no gym here. calisthenics 2017/04/25 17:22:29 (permalink)
    59
    Handstand pushups looking solid! you may want to add something soft under your head to allow you to go for an extra rep without the danger of knocking yourself out if you fail
     
    Rosstraining has some good material on BW stuff too, followed it many times for some variation


    thanks very much im pleased with the way they are coming on.
    Ill be sure to check out rosstraining as well!

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