Okay, so I'm about to start Phase II next week, and I need to find some good alternatives for the following exercises. Because of my weight, it's just about impossible for me to lift that much body weight with just my arms/shoulders/abs/whatever.
Wide Grip Overhand Pullups
(works lats, biceps, middle back)
Knee/Hip Raise on Parallel Bars
Hanging Leg Raise/Roman Chair
I know we have an assisted pullup machine, but I have no friggin' clue how to use it. (Any tips? Can I use it weighing 300 pounds?)
As for the other two - we have this one machine, no clue what it's called, where you lay down almost flat, grab handles at the top for support, a bar above your legs on your upper thighs, and you lift your legs in a reverse crunch. It's super challenging and I'm thinking this might be a good fit for this one. We also have another machine that you sit in and then do a full crunch with knees coming up, arms coming down squishing your whole body together. Think these might be good alternatives? Know any more? I don't think regular floor crunches are going to be challenging enough for me after a while and I really want to make sure I'm getting the most bang for my buck with these workouts, even with my limitations.
The Calorie Killa, Yo!
"I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit! Suffer now and live the rest of your life like a champion." -Muhammad Ali
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