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Old 03-20-2008, 02:35 AM
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I for one don't believe in working out to look good, that is a waste of time, I believe workouts are a vehicle to get to a place I want to be. For example I used to own a boat which I used for scuba diving. The boating I did was just a from of transportation to go diving.

Working out has to be functional with goals and mile stones. A warriors workout is not doing max push ups and silly crap like that you have to move fast, carry heavy loads, always be ready to react.

I suggest going to Crossfit.com and Dragondoor.com for workout ideas. Thing I like about Dragondoor.com the exercises are designed to work as many muscle groups as possible with one exercise not targer training which is a only going to lead to injury. I suggest you folks read some of the articles on Dragondoor.com for more information.


So Comrades what is your workout strategy?
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FatalFitness.com also has good, challenging workouts designed for function, especially for military members. It was created by a member of the US military.

Does anyone know what the physical requirements are for Israeli special forces?
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:23 PM
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http://www.mcwl.usmc.mil/file_downlo...NAL_061120.pdf

This is a good read.
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His rucksack weighs what he weighs, and he runs until the enemy stops chasing him
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Old 04-06-2008, 07:41 PM
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Gents,
I have seriously upgraded my workout, now I do dynamic kettlebell drills and static ones in the same set.

A set consists of

unlike young lady in this video I do 5 swings switch hands, then 5 cleans switch hands and do them with the other hand, then the rought one the high pull 5 each arm followed by 5 snatches with each arm. Not done yet 5 one leg press with each arm this is simply a press done standing on one leg for 5 reps then switch arm and leg do the other five. Next is double drills row , followed by see saw press and the squat using two 35 pound kettlebells. this is one set.

What do you guys think?
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His rucksack weighs what he weighs, and he runs until the enemy stops chasing him
The True believer doesn't care 'how hard it is'... he knows he either wins or he dies.
He doesn't go home at 1700... he is home.
He knows only the cause...
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This is a good read.

Haha, it quotes wikipedia! [insert smiley face here]
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:47 AM
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Comrade,
If you don't agree with the conclusions reached in the publication stay on the machines or better yet on the couch.
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Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimum food or water, in austere conditions, day and night.
The only thing clean on him is his weapon.
He doesn't worry about what workout to do...
His rucksack weighs what he weighs, and he runs until the enemy stops chasing him
The True believer doesn't care 'how hard it is'... he knows he either wins or he dies.
He doesn't go home at 1700... he is home.
He knows only the cause...
Now, who wants to quit?

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I workout everyday, often at a gym or at home with free weights. I workout for myself to prove to myself that I can basically. I do multiple bicep workouts, Triceps forarms shoulders chest, and abs, i do lots of pushups so i suppose lats as well. I workout with weights cause I find that they have the best results if done correctly.
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That is all nice but the key to a man's functional strength is his lower back
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He knows only the cause...
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you should run on mondays, wednesdays and fridays and tuesday and thursdays you should weight train. you build up muscles by creating tiny tears in the muscle itself. if you don't give your muscles enough time to rest after you work on them they won't heal and you'll end up damaging them.

plus, when you run (cardio) you lose some muscle with your fat. and if you want to bulk up you need to do heavier weighs at fewer reps. for lean muscles it's less weight at more reps.
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you should run on mondays, wednesdays and fridays and tuesday and thursdays you should weight train. you build up muscles by creating tiny tears in the muscle itself. if you don't give your muscles enough time to rest after you work on them they won't heal and you'll end up damaging them.

plus, when you run (cardio) you lose some muscle with your fat. and if you want to bulk up you need to do heavier weighs at fewer reps. for lean muscles it's less weight at more reps.
generally the rep ranges are accepted as being
1-4 reps= max size
8-12= size+strength
13+= endurance

the underlying truth behind whatever you fitness goal is that you should first decide what your aim is... are you trying to add muscle? or are you trying to lose fat?

if you are attempting to add muscle mass theres not much point to doing cardio as it will slow down your gains (though it will also decrease the amount of fat you gain along with the muscle), not to mention that you would need to do weight training (or whatever form of training you are planning on for muscle gain) a minimum of 3 times a week to actually gain muscle mass...
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MAX- OT or GVT work best for me..... anyone here tried either?
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Carbs before. protein after. work different muscle groups on different days: chest and back one day/shoulders and bicepts the next/legs the next. Make sure there's a least 20 min of cardio everytime.
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Carbs before. protein after. work different muscle groups on different days: chest and back one day/shoulders and bicepts the next/legs the next. Make sure there's a least 20 min of cardio everytime.

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Carbs before. protein after. work different muscle groups on different days: chest and back one day/shoulders and bicepts the next/legs the next. Make sure there's a least 20 min of cardio everytime.

I think this strategy is quite effective for the fitness 20 min of the cardio helps you to prepare for the exercise warm up your body, so I never skip cardio before my workout. My workout is also in same routine and I have divided my workout in different step with respect to body parts.
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All I can say is run, walk as often as you can. Get a job working on a diary farm! HAHAHA! You will be strong. Before i went to army many years ago I did this. I had no problems with any physical demand made on me. Lifting straws over ones head, carrying milk, shoveling, and pushing cows for 12 hours a day was best workout I ever had!
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My issue is core. I have a bunch of body fat on my midsection especially on the sides above the belt area. It's driving me nuts. So I need basic Core workouts (without weights). I've discovered 2, the Superman, and obviously the crunch but this does not address the side areas I am really concerned with.

I must reiterate, that for me I don't want weights. I'm comfortable with my muscle mass as is, so I'm looking to go high sets and high reps.

One reason being that one SEAL instructor said that a strong core is one reason why they can do what they do so well physically. I already have good size arms and chest, back is built well and so are my quads calves and so on. I need to whip my midsection in shape which will also help my stamina jogging.
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I had that problem too after college, kind of a beer belly, but I took on chin ups,lunges and lateral bridge and crunches (preceded by a 60sec sprint on the treadmill). I worked 2-1-2 (2 days exercise, one day off). Was back in shape in about 3 months. But apart from this I also worked the weights.

Another usefull exercise in this is jumping jacks combined with crunches again with a sprint on the treadmill for 60sec.

Superman is a good one but I dont really like it for weight loss, until I feel the burn and the heart racing, nothing else cuts it out for me, and those 2 factors IMO are pivotal for weight loss.
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I had that problem too after college, kind of a beer belly.
I had the same problem, so I swapped the beer for whiskey
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I had the same problem, so I swapped the beer for whiskey
hehe, I wonder what you would've done had there been protein beer shakes of sorts
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