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REDSHOES2011
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6/19/13 2:39 P

Agree with the last 2 posters and even a fit person whom is well trained would use more time if one thinks about the joints used and the risks of doing some of these exercises fast..



SERGEANTMAJOR
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6/19/13 1:41 P



More nitpicking, some of the exercises are for fit individual who have been training for a while. The push up with rotation is advanced as is the lunge, the side plank is semi advanced. There are two exercises I do not recommend to my clients, the crunch since it is not very effective and is most often done incorrectly and the triceps dip with arms to the rear since that places shearing stress on the shoulder joint. The other core exercises make the crunch superfluous and the proper way to do the dips is between two chairs with the upper arms parallel to the body when in the up position. When lowering keep the shoulders over the hands as you bend the arms and the torso erect.



CHERIMOOSE
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6/19/13 12:44 A

Like you said, it's a good starting point. I'll nitpick on a couple of issues.

- Many people can't do a proper pushup, let alone a pushup with rotation. Many a shoulder have been injured attempting them by those who shouldn't have.

- Beginners usually have an easier time getting the form right with split squats than lunges. Here is a split squat: www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Quadriceps/DB
SplitSquat.html


- the workout has no "pulling" exercises (= "upper back") to balance the 3 "pushing" exercises (pushups, chair dips). Usually pushing & pulling sets should be about equal in number. It's hard to do pulling exercises without equipment, but this bodyweight row can work until dumbbells or resistance tubing become available -
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E_1onVeY7k



HIPPIECHIC88
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6/18/13 7:50 P

A friend recommended the Scientific 7-Minute Workout (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/
the-scientific-7-minute-workout/) to me yesterday, and I tried it tonight before my run.

I understand that this doesn't truly take the place of a full body workout in the gym, but for someone who typically neglects strength training, I think this could be a good starting point for me.

Anyway, I just wanted to put this out there as a resource for people who may not have much time for strength training. I'm also interested in any feedback from folks who have tried it.



 
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