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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by CAnklerank, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. CAnklerank

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    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for some help with a strength program, but I don
     
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    Thanks but i just need some sort of DB substitutes to tide me over for the next 6-8 weeks. My S&C gym has everything i normally need but i'm in the wilderness for the next two months.
     
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    Is'nt there a pay as you go gym you could use for the short term?

    Dumbbells are great but to quote Wendler himself, "Some people ask if they can be used as a substitute for Barbell. The answer is no and if you ask why, you obviously have'nt been training with weights for very long."
     
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    LOLs, certain parts of Ireland are still in the 50's

    There are a few heavyset women around i could deadlift though

    I may have to give up the ghost and just work on conditioning for the next six weeks...booo!
     
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    Sorry to hear it, mate. I get Cold Turkey when my Gym closes over Xmas and New Year, even though it for less than two weeks and I tell myself it's just an extended Deload.

    How heavy do your DB's go again? Sorry, just re-read your OP. How about Incline DB Bench when the weights become too light for Flat Bench?
     
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    Take a break from pure strength gains, until you get back to your gym, and focus on strength-endurance and conditioning?
     
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    Thanks, i think i'll add in an alt arm incline bench.

    Thanks, whats a good method of working on strength endurence? Upper body push/pull as well as a lower body push/pull to failure? Or just a set amount of additional reps?
     
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    From 8weeksout.com, you could try the tempo method and slowly switch over to the explosive repeat method as seen in the muscle endurance article. It looks like a simple program but if you use the right loading it'll kick your ass if you haven't been working on your conditioning.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    noticed you just put pressups, didnt specify but its well worth doing inclines of those & other variations and of course if you have dumbells use them for burpees!
     

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