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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by vadrip, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. vadrip

    vadrip Orange Belt

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    I got this from reading a Men's Journal workout from Jan 06 while waiting for my contact checkup. It emphasized push/pull, but not so much assistant lifts and all that.

    Workout A: Superset 1-Squat, T-pushups; Superset 2: Stepups, two point row; Superset 3: Split good mornings, weighted Swiss ball cruch.

    Workout B: Superset 1: Deadlift, Alternating DB Shoulder Press; Superset 2: Static Lunge, Chin-up(or Pull-up); Superset 3: Incline Bench Press, Woodchop( Standing Side Cable Crunch)

    First week do A on Mon, B on Wed, A on Fri; next wk B on Mon, A on Wed, B on Fri and so forth. Every Mon whether using workout A or B do 4 supersets of 4 reps with 90 sec rest between supersets. Every Wed do 2 supersets of 12 with 30 sec rest. Every Fri do 3 supersets of 8 reps with 60 sec rest. Optional cardio on Wed & Fri.
     
  2. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    training goal?
     
  3. vadrip

    vadrip Orange Belt

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    I guess, it's just a strength training routine and it has one heavy day, one light, and one medium weight day. It's just a more broken down version of a push/pull scheme that isn't seperate by one day being a pull day the other a push day and one day being just legs.They have push/pull exercises all grouped together. Also, they do all the main compound lifts, but not a lot of them in the same workout.
     
  4. Todd Gack

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    What is it with Men's magazines and T-Pushups? Every time I flip through one of those ridiculous mags at the dentist they ALWAYS have some sort of strength routine using the T-Pushup.

    That said, if you're training for strength I would definitely scrap that routine. I'm not a fan of Super sets for strength.
     
  5. CarnalSalvation

    CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    The link in my sig is for you, ugly.
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    That looks crossfitty.

    That might be okay for some weight-added conditioning, but it's no good as a strength routine.
     
  7. CarnalSalvation

    CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    Crossfit= The Devil
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    You feel that strongly, do ya?
     
  9. CarnalSalvation

    CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    I just object to training systems that draw weaklings, chickenhawks, and perverts like flys to shit.

    Crossift is one of those systems.

    Garbage in, garbage out. Which means Crossfit is likely to turn you into a weak, old man who likes to have young "straight" males shit on their chest in exchange for a few c notes.
     
  10. Todd Gack

    Todd Gack Dutch

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    I think certain crossfit workouts can be beneficial for the average trainee who has no real training goals except "general fitness." However, for the most part I think their WOD is just plain stupid.
     
  11. krellik

    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    This my friend is where our opinions part.. Obviously crossfit is not good for powerlifters or proffesional masturbaters, -but- for freaking fighters a lot of it is extremely sound.
     
  12. SmashiusClay

    SmashiusClay Avatar of Cyttorak

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    I think I saw that in the "what we do" section of their website somewhere...
     
  13. CH1LL

    CH1LL White Belt

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    I use the Total Gym for all of my training needs. Because Chuck Norris said to. And you don't mess with Chuck Norris.
     
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    FATKID Green Belt

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    I nearly vomited from laughing at this. Wow.
     
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    SmashiusClay Avatar of Cyttorak

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    That advert made me feel sick, to see someone as cool as Chuck Norris advertising that pile of monkey turds was just plain awful.
     

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