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Urgent: I need a new workout!!!
« on: July 27, 2008, 04:29:28 PM »
Hey everyone,
I'm new as you can see but i have always been into the Caveman philosophy. It's hard for me to do the kinds of workouts that you guys do because I'm in a pretty developed area and there are no real trails near me. However, i do try to ride at least 5 miles on my bike a day (i usually do more) and i have a bench and free weights in back yard. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for me to try using my free weights. Any and all ideas and suggestions are useful
Thanks.
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Re: Urgent: I need a new workout!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008, 06:04:11 AM »
Hi Atlas  :)

Sounds like you're getting into things quite a bit, nice work mate!

For a tonne of ideas and workouts that require minimal equipment and space, you can't beat www.crossfit.com

My favourite is this...
3 rounds of;
  • 20 Pullups
  • 20 Pushups
  • 20 Situps
  • 20 Squats
Time yourself with a stopwatch, then aim to better it.  Make sure the movements are high quality too  ;)
"Be true to your biology"

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Re: Urgent: I need a new workout!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008, 04:44:49 PM »
thanks a lot matt, that was extremely helpful ;D
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Re: Urgent: I need a new workout!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 05:34:14 PM »
Don't forget about Ross Enamait. If you don't know him now, look him up at www.rosstraining.com . He's a really good guy who is genuine, no-bs, and he puts a lot of material on his website and is active on his forum. Take a look at this if you need some more convincing: http://youtube.com/watch?v=90xhaI8TNgA

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Re: Urgent: I need a new workout!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 05:49:03 PM »
Don't forget about Ross Enamait.

I second that.

Great suggestions from Matt, as well.   8)
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Re: Urgent: I need a new workout!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2008, 06:36:39 PM »
What are your goals?

Knowing what you are trying to accomplish will help tailoring any advice we can give to you.
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Re: Urgent: I need a new workout!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2008, 07:43:34 PM »
Don't forget about Ross Enamait.

I third that !  ;D
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Re: Urgent: I need a new workout!!!
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2008, 08:46:46 PM »
Check out my boy Jon Hinds (owner of the Monkey Bar Gymnasium in Madison, Wisconsin), kicking butt at the tender age of 45... THIS is caveman training, friends.

http://www.monkeybargym.com/10-8-6rip-prison-workout.html
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Re: Urgent: I need a new workout!!!
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2008, 12:21:12 AM »
wow thanks everyone :D

For BigKhanz, i'm just looking for a difficult workout that touches most of my muscles. A full body workout some might call it. Also, looking for a challenge to get my heart pumping.
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Re: Urgent: I need a new workout!!!
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2008, 05:02:04 AM »
I think I have just the workout for you!

WARNING: This workout is EVIL Tailor it to your level of fitness

This is the workout I did after taking a month off because of travel. It's a strength and power, fat burning workout.  You will get STRONGER more POWERFUL and SHRED FAT!!!
Only change weight and intensity, not order or reps.

10min warm up. (I like 10min swiming or 5min bike/5min rowing)

3 Triple sets of 5 reps: 185pnd Deep FrontSquats, plyo-box squats, unevenboard body weight Squats(I wear a 40pnd weightvest for the last 2). Do this back to back with a 1 min rest.

5x5 Deep FrontSquats at 225pnds with my butt on to a medicine ball(very deep)
2x3 Deep Squats at 315 pnds

3x5 Stiff Leg DeadLifts at 315
3x10 Deadlifts at 315

4x8 Dumbell Incline Bench with 115pnd dumbbells

8x3 Alternating  Dumbell Snatch (my alltime favorite workout) with a 125pnd dumbbell

10 supersets of 10 reps DipMachine at 315pnds and 5 pullups(no rest, go as fast as you can)

This workout takes me 1-1 1/2 hrs
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