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Average BW enthusiast looking to get invovled, start a log and get some advice

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Average BW enthusiast looking to get invovled, start a log and get some advice

Post by ajnslng on Wed May 22, 2013 9:02 am

Hi all.
Little bit on me...
Been a big fan of bodyweight training for a few years now. For a lot of reasons, but mainly because I'm cheap and I like the idea of a minimal equipment workout.

At first it was just getting in shape. High reps of pushups, sit ups, squats etc.
Then I was doing a 5x5 sort of program with dips, pull ups etc. Saw some great strength increases.

Started doing CC about a year and a half ago. All the prison fluff kind of irritates me but the progressions by and large seem good (except 3x30 rows - what?!). I'm really just doing it to achieve the master steps. I'd love to be able to do a OAPU and the others some day.
However. I'm getting frustrated and bored with how long it's taking me. Either I'm doing too much or too little or something's wrong, but I'm currently at...
Squat 3
Pushup 3
Pull up 2
Bridges 3
Leg raises 3

That's about a years worth of effort. There was about 4 months there where I didn't train. And that's basically full body workout every second day. The other day was cardio or rest. I'm getting frustrated with how long it's taking and thus bored with the program. I'm thinking of changing to this:

Day 1
CC squats
Dips (on a 5x5 regimen, start with legs on floor)
CC rows
CC bridges
CC grip work
Shoulder physio (this includes full pushups)

Day 2
Cardio (LSD or HIIT - whatever I feel like)

Day 3
CC push ups
Pull ups (Doing these alongside the CC rows because 3x30 is ridiculous and I've plateaued, and I love pull ups)
CC leg raise
L-sit
Bridge hold
Twist

Day 4
Shoulder physio
Cardio

I suppose I should chuck a rest day in there somewhere, but I find if I have a rest day I tend to start slacking off. I like to do something every day. Anyway, is there anything you'd change about the program? I'm sort of trying to keep the CC progressions going, while also changing things up and moving in vertical/horizontal push/pull planes (hence the addition of dips. HSPU will come later on). A bit of a mix between a gymnast approach and Coach Wade's ball-tearingly barbed wire eating hard-man calisthenics is for REAL MANS attitude.

Once you guys have given me some feedback I'm basically gonna try the program for a month and see if anything changes. Might even start a log here.

EDIT: My main worry is that I'll be hitting my chest too much, or my legs/core not enough. The shoulder physio includes 30 full pushups and 30 tricep dips.

Any feedback well appreciated.
And WTH happened to bodyweightculture?!


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Re: Average BW enthusiast looking to get invovled, start a log and get some advice

Post by Avocadoshake on Wed May 22, 2013 9:07 am

Hi, welcome here. We're not confined to BW only. Hope you'll get the most out of the excellent posts of our experienced members.

Don't hesitate to ask, that's what that community is for.

That's an excellent introduction btw.

I'm not familiar with CC, but I'm sure there will be s.o. showing up soon.

I tend to slack as well. My regimen is: mon-fri workouts, weekend for regeneration.
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Post by Dave on Wed May 22, 2013 9:11 am

Great intro, all the best in your training!

Just FYI you had me really worried with your username until I read your post - Classic spammer style user name... Perhaps you'd consider changing it to something more pronounceable? ;)

Or is it supposed to be pronounced as "Asian Slang"??? :confused1:
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Re: Average BW enthusiast looking to get invovled, start a log and get some advice

Post by ajnslng on Wed May 22, 2013 9:13 am

Avocadoshake wrote:We're not confined to BW only.
Ah my mistake :oops: I got pointed here from bodyweightculture. Hope I didn't step on anyone's toes by waxing lyrical about bw exercise!

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Post by Avocadoshake on Wed May 22, 2013 9:19 am

ajnslng wrote:
Avocadoshake wrote:We're not confined to BW only.
Ah my mistake :oops: I got pointed here from bodyweightculture. Hope I didn't step on anyone's toes by waxing lyrical about bw exercise!

No problem here. BW is convenient. Used it as a tool when I was on my short vacation a few days ago.

So nobody noticed my birthday, while I sneaked away. AHEM! :lol!:
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Post by Rix on Wed May 22, 2013 11:43 am

Ello there mate. Welcome.

Some of just use bw predominantly so you won't feel left out. I too am after the oac and oapu etc etc. I'm quite familiar with cc's so if you need any questions just ask! Pm me or ask in my log. I don't mind.
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Post by Iliander on Wed May 22, 2013 11:53 am

Welcome mate!
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