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11/3/11 2:09 P

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I agree with the decreased weight.

As far as body weight, I do knee pushups because my shoulders can't handle regular ones (actually I've never been able to do a "real" pushup - ok maybe 1-2). I still can't do them regularly, but going to my knees allows me to get them in and I can definitely feel it.

For Pullups - you can use wide-grip lat pulldown (she even suggests that).

Dips - I haven't found a good one for that yet. I still have a hard time with those, but I push through as many as I can.

Crunches - try using an exercise ball, it takes the pressure off a little.

I can't think of anything else right now. Those were just at the top of my head. But definitely try to get the reps in as opposed to the weight. As the weeks go on you'll increase weight and decrease reps. :)

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11/2/11 6:01 P

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Yes, that would help on any but the body-weight exercises...which I seem to be having the most trouble with...
Thanks anyway
Geo

Edited by: GEOPENGUIN at: 11/2/2011 (20:49)
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11/2/11 4:38 P

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I would decrease the amount of weight you're lifting or make adjustments to the exercises so that you're able to complete the reps and sets. For example, on the push ups you can either do them at an incline to make them easier or put your knees down.

Although it takes a long time to gain muscle, you should find your strength will improve quickly. But it's up to you whether or not you want to repeat weeks.

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11/2/11 7:48 A

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As I'm entering week two, I notice that I'm still not able to get all reps and sets in...just wondering if it may be a smart idea to stick with Phase 1 until then...but I may be over-thinking...

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