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Re: Beginner bodyweight enthusiast seeking guidance

Post by stuward » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:50 pm

led7x wrote:But is it possible if I start doing weight training that my bodyweight (pushups,pullups...) become too easy?
That would be a good thing. That means you are getting stronger. Then you can move to muscle ups and handstand pushups and weighted pistols and a whole host of stuff you might have only seen in the circus or at the olympics. (well maybe not that advanced, but you can dream)

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Re: Beginner bodyweight enthusiast seeking guidance

Post by led7x » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:58 pm

Haha if I accomplish that things I'll let you know :) Thanks for the info, I'll start weight training very soon and after that I'm going at the next olympics :thumbright:

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Re: Beginner bodyweight enthusiast seeking guidance

Post by Jungledoc » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:31 pm

led7x wrote:What do you guys think if I add weight training 1-2 days a week (2-3 days of bodyweight)? I thought on doing deadlifts, bicep and bench press. Is it better to stick with only one or I could do both?
Deadlift would be particularly appropriate, since there isn't really any bw exercise that is equivalent. Also, a vertical push (i.e. "military" press), unless you are indeed doing hand-stand push-ups.

Bench press wouldn't be so important since you have horizontal press covered with your push-ups. Your biceps are also well-covered with your pull-ups.

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Re: Beginner bodyweight enthusiast seeking guidance

Post by led7x » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:01 pm

Jungledoc what do you suggest then? Any other useful exercises? My thought was to do 3 days BW, 2 days weights training.

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Re: Beginner bodyweight enthusiast seeking guidance

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:57 am

Well, I'm not a big fan of 5 a week myself, but since 3 of them are BW maybe it would work. Also, to lift 5 times a week you will almost have to have some overlap. So ignore my criticism of barbell bench and bis.

Monday, weights: DL, press, curl

Tuesday, BW: squats, pushups, inverted rows

Wednesday, BW: pullups, lunges, planks

Thursday, weights: barbell squats, bench press, DB rows

Friday, BW: dips, pullups, butler walk

Obviously, nothing rigid. If you want to put a rest day in there somewhere instead of both rest days on the weekend, fine.

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Re: Beginner bodyweight enthusiast seeking guidance

Post by led7x » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:49 am

I'm going to rest on wednesday, and I plan to do 4-5 times a week depending how my college schedule lets me. Thank you for practice schedule :)

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Re: Beginner bodyweight enthusiast seeking guidance

Post by led7x » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:00 pm

Hi guys :) I didnt post here for a longer period but I read this forum daily.

So far I've been working out for 2 months and I can see benefits (I gained about 3,5kgs); I'll try to post picture soon.
I also got some question which came on my mind recently.

I made program for myself and I stick to it, I also change exercises and cycles so my body doesnt adapt on workouts. (I can post it also)

Should I do exercises which complement each other depending on a workout or it doesnt matter if I do some completely different exer. in one workout?

I'm also fairly interested in sets, repetitions and rest times. For example: I do 8-10 pullups rest 45sec and repeat that 2 more times in one set; rest 2-3 minutes and do same pullup
routine with different pullup variation. Is it better to do all that pullups in one set (8-10 reps then rest) or should I take breaks when changing variation eventhought I'll stay on pullups? Do I also need to rest(2-3min) when going from one type of exer to another or I just keep same rest period (30s-1min) no matter which exercise I'm going to do next. I'm bothered with that question with all exercices, pullups were just example :)

And same question when using weights; I do rows, curls, deadlift and bench.

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