I am in the same boat as Disc dog, but have to space out my workouts this way as have had so many off experiences with repetition injuries doing full body. I can't do the same workout 3 times a week or my joints hurt directly.. I intergrate what I can use and in the tempo that doesn't give me too much grief..
I joined 24 Hour Fitness a few years ago, with a stated goal of getting fit. The trainer would have none of it. He insisted that my first priority was to lose weight, and he had a raft of special foods to sell me. I was not treating myself well at that time, and rather than push the issue, I gave up.
This Will Not Happen Again.
Simply put, I want to concentrate on the fitness and the diet. If I get those right, the rest will follow. This looks like a place for like-minded people.
Yeah, I agree with that 'been a long time since' thing... the last time I did whole-body workouts was the military, and that's been 20yrs ago at least.
I started talking to the Sergeant Major, and told him I felt like I'd been spinning my wheels in the gym... I'm doing all these machines and spending an hour at it 3 days a week, and feel like I'm not getting anywhere!
And then he gives me these 20 minute workouts that are 6 exercises each that are absolutely kicking my butt....
But what did we do in the military? Pushups, situps, jumping jacks.... we didn't use any of that fancy gym stuff, and that was the best shape I'd ever been in my life...
Edited by: SHERRI_BABY at: 7/30/2009 (15:56)
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Rule #2: "Never apologize for showing feeling; for in so doing, you apologize for the truth."
I have " a program" but I've read Seargent's posts and he doesn't agree with splitting bodyparts. Maybe i'm ready to take a leap and go back to full-body workouts. It's been years. Like the 90's actually.
I'm in pretty good shape. I'm pretty strong. (Can do 10 wide-grip pull-ups!) But I'd love to shed this last bit of bodyfat. My diet isn't 100%, but I'd say it's 85%.
My dog and I have a competition coming up in 14 weeks. We'll be filmed and photographed. I want to be cut!!!!!
I could stand that. I never seem to get around to actually coming up with a programme for myself. Frankly, I hate the very idea, and much prefer "do what you can when you can", but it often leads to doing far too little!
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Edited by: SERGEANTMAJOR at: 7/30/2009 (13:56)
It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.
I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.
Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.
Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit
You can not build a six pack using twelve packs
Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.
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