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  • Sure. But it's the out of shape person who throws themselves into Insanity. Or doing tabata. Or sprinting. And they have no base. No strength. No c-v capacity. No movement skills. Ouch. It's the whole this vs that nonsense that you see here and on the internet generally. What's best is what's going to produce the desired…
  • I'm personally of the opinion that taking untrained people and making them do maximum effort with movements they are unskilled with is a recipe for disaster. I'd build a beginner up with a strength, cardio and skill base and then, later, layer on more power/explosive/hard interval type work. Getting someone who moves badly…
  • Amen! It's possible to great results from all kinds of training tools. Orthodoxy on these forums would have you believe that if it doesn't have 5x5 on the tin and include a barbell - it can't possible be any good. Sure it's less straight-forward to make progress without such an easily incrementally loadable tool as a…
  • You mean 80# RDLs right? 2x40# unless my maths is broken.... ... and plus, don't be one of those "you should be lifting X#" people. She says this is currently her max weights and she's looking to steadily increase them.
  • You've listed the exercises and weights. Are those current weights that you have progressed to. Or are you repeating the same sets/reps/weight every time? I mean, there's nothing inherently wrong with what you've got there: A hinge, a unilateral lunge pattern, a squat pattern. I'm not sure the good girl/bad girl machine…
  • Chinese Olympic weightlifting team - the gold standard (pun intended) - relies heavily on supplimental machine-based programming. I'm sure other Olympic WL programmes will eventually copy them if they want the same level of success.
  • Imagine someone is about to punch you in the stomach. Or, imagine you're about to brace to push something heavy, like a car.
  • Eat properly (calorie amounts and macro split to support your training), train within your envelope whilst endeavouring to expand it on a consistent basis, hydrate properly and sleep properly. Result? No injuries, consistent progress and end up much further ahead by taking a grown up approach to it rather than an…
  • Do you do any targeted glute/ham strength work outside of your sprinting sessions? e.g Goodmornings, RDL's, Deadlifts, GHR's, Heavier KB swings, Hip thrusts, etc? Because I'd look at not merely activating your posterior chain prior to your sprint sessions, but actively working on building the strength in it through…
  • Are you properly utilising your posterior chain? Are your quads compensating for under activated glutes/hamstrings? Could be that your form is off and you're failing to bring in the right musculature. Or it could be that you need to do activation drills for your glutes/hamstrings as part of your warm up in order to bring…
  • Looks good mate. It's funny that we've got such a similar squat style. I wonder if we've got the same limb/torso ratio's even though I'm a hobbit and you're a corn-fed giant (or whatever they're feeding you in Wisconsin)?
  • Sounds like you're a fan of interval type training. Maybe run some intervals or do a fartlek if that's the style of running you enjoy. You'll stick with it for longer, do it more consistently and ultimately derive more benefit from it if you enjoy it. The other way to tackle it is to view a longer steady-state run as a…
  • Also, not a scooter. But I was hoping to take my daughter to the skate park on her scooter this summer. I would have taken my skateboard, rather than a scooter though. I'm 41 3/4 and concerns about what others may think sounds like the kind of thing that stops you enjoying life and getting the most out of it. And that…
  • Anything that gets you out and about and being active is good. Enjoyment is key. Magical stories on the internet/in magazines are irrelevant. Unless you were standing by the lady and measuring all she was eating, then you can't be sure that taking up scooting (scootering?) led her to a lifestyle change that altered the way…
  • Agree with the above. If you're talking shoulder's, Cressey's stuff is dynamite.
  • I agree. I think I'm going to keep doing what works for me (until it doesn't...) I pulled in oly shoes for a whole year because it didn't bother my SI Joint rehab. I don't care if everyone says it's non-optimal/wrong/stupid** it kept me healthy and in the game while I healed. At a certain point you've got to do what keeps…
  • Yeah, I'm thinking of the old martial arts demonstration, where you can make someone lose tensile strength in a joint by having them resist a force and then putting their neck into extension. Of course, it may have no bearing on torso tension in the DL. I actually feel weaker during my pull if I consciously try to put my…
  • Nice pulling! I do something similar with my neck. No matter how hard I try, I can't break myself of it. When you see the demos of people unable to create or maintain arm or leg tension when their neck is placed in an extended position, it makes me think that I'm leaving some full body tension on the table (and by…
  • Mix it with lemon juice and a good tandoori spice blend (say equal parts ground ginger, ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika, turmeric, salt, cayenne pepper) then roll chicken thighs/drumsticks (with deep slashes cut in them) in it. After marinating overnight, cook under a massively hot grill (or whatever Americans call…
  • Don't talk to, or listen to, the normals when it comes to fitness.... ... they always get it wrong.
  • So much this. Start at the start and build from there. Make progress and get better - that's a good direction to be travelling in.
  • Good. They're a pretty versatile tool and can be used towards quite a few goals. They also take up limited space in terms of storage and can be done in a relatively small space. They can also be tossed in a car and taken somewhere.
    in Kettlebell Comment by jimmmer April 2016
  • Do a routine that has progression and involves the moves you want to get stronger at. You are your own gym, startbodyweight.com, convict conditioning, etc will get you towards push up and pull up (and other bodyweight move) strength. Just randomly doing "stuff" without having a progression won't get you too far.
  • I came here by accident and stayed 4 years... But I'm not married to it. If a tool that better suits my needs/lifestyle comes along, I'd take a long hard look at it. But if you want to successfully manipulate your bodyweight up and down deliberately over and over, you're going to need some sort of calorie counting tool if…
  • So basically, what you're saying is "stagnation is death"? :smiley:
  • Anything that has no progression built in to it. It exists for a singular "experience" (i.e making you feel tired) rather than as part of a continual effort at improvement of a specific quality or qualities. Stagnation is death.
  • 5x5's were popular in the 50's due to Reg Park's success with them (Arnold's inspiration). They were made vogue again by Bill Starr (Rippetoe's mentor), then again by Rippetoe (riffing off of Starr) and now by various peeps like Johnny Pain, Mehdi (all basically riffing off of Rippetoe) But 5x5's recur time and time again…
  • Shoulder's are no joke. Get it looked at by a pro. They can assess you, give you physio exercises to rehab it properly and tell you what movements to avoid while you heal. Winging it and trying to tough through a normal workout are unlikely to make you better... and probably set you up for long term issues.
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