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  1. Discipulus Black Belt

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    After a recommendation from a martial artist and trainer acquaintance of mine, I think I'm going to start up a home training program doing bodyweight exercises, since I found going to the gym to be a little too difficult for my schedule. Here's the program in question:

    http://www.simplefit.org/workout.html

    It's simple enough and it certainly can't hurt. And I think I'll supplement it by doing planks for time, both normal and both sides. Any comments or (likely) criticisms on this idea are welcome. :wink:

    I posted this in my log as well, for anyone who wants to give me advice in there. I'm just interested in hearing what f13 has to say about a program like this, and any additions you guys might add?
     
  2. Nuclearlandmine Shreddin' Double Yellow Card

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    The only qualm i have about this is pullup.
    I have no pull up bar :(
     
  3. Midnighter Silver Belt

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    Buy one.
     
  4. Discipulus Black Belt

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    I'm in the same boat, Nuke. We're both gonna have to buy one, and that's that.

    Recommendations?
     
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  5. Revok Brown Belt

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    TRX or gymnastic rings.
     
  6. Midnighter Silver Belt

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    I just got a cheap one from amazon, only about 20 bucks.

    Iron Gym.
     
  7. Discipulus Black Belt

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    I know it's impolite to ask this of a lady, but how much do you weigh?

    Edit: My God, I can't believe I misspelled weigh that badly. I must be tired or something.
     
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  8. Midnighter Silver Belt

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    Around 150.
     
  9. Rex Skywalker Back away from the younglings Platinum Member

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    damn got called a lady
     
  10. Midnighter Silver Belt

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    I am a lady.
     
  11. DeadSexyBeasteh Banned Banned

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    Can't go wrong with hardcore calisthenics.
     
  12. Nuclearlandmine Shreddin' Double Yellow Card

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    Arg, i'm about to go in a few weeks anyway, so might as well do some assistance pullup first with a vertical pole at house first anyway.
     
  13. Discipulus Black Belt

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    That was a compliment.

    Edit: Also, watch your language. There is a lady present.
     
  14. Rex Skywalker Back away from the younglings Platinum Member

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    Oh ok, I always thought you were a dude from your posts.
     
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    Reported for sexism.
     
  16. IX Micheal XI Orange Belt

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    Here's some alternative recommendations:

    Monkey bars at the park or a rope thrown over a tree branch (or whatever). Or a towel draped over whatever's available.

    Example:
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  17. Nuclearlandmine Shreddin' Double Yellow Card

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    Are you guys sure it is a lady lol
     
  18. Discipulus Black Belt

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    You know, once I can actually do a full pull up, I may add gi pull ups into the routine. Or I might just add gi pull ups into the mix for the negative pull ups I'll be starting out with.

    Still, this Iron Gym doorway bar says it should hold up to 300 pounds. Sounds a little dubious, but I'm at 250, so not quite toeing the line...
     
  19. Pearse Shields Amateur Fighter

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    Looks like a fun bit of conditioning.

    And while I in absolutely no way endorse such behavior, I do believe that if you google Ross Enamait Never Gymless that is possible to find a PDF to download...

    Very valuable training resource for calisthenics in my opinion.
     
  20. Simon Boulter Orange Belt Professional Fighter

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    Hello Miss Lady.
     

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