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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #100 on: September 10, 2010, 10:37:04 am »
Nice videos sully, but why do you emphasize biceps? Wouldnt it be better to do pullups or something instead of curls? I like the forearm workout you do with the rope. Cool training ideas too.
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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #101 on: September 10, 2010, 01:56:34 pm »
Nice videos sully, but why do you emphasize biceps? Wouldnt it be better to do pullups or something instead of curls? I like the forearm workout you do with the rope. Cool training ideas too.
I prefer resistance band and hammer motion over pull ups because were not meant to be tree bound like monkeys for our biceps. Were meant to work on the GROUND, building, breaking, sharpening items and tearing things.

 Tree climbing would be done a bit for humans in some places of the wild naturally (but not too often), We don't swing from tree to tree like tree dwelling animals. In most case it would be done for raiding nest in season, getting a higher view, honey, hanging meat perhaps.

Climbing tree is better because you use the legs and arms in harmony to scale. Not just hanging and using your arms to pull up.

Climbing a tree or steep hill once in a while satisfies my climbing craving.

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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #102 on: September 10, 2010, 02:01:19 pm »
Repetitive motions for the arms are ancestors would have done would have been tearing, breaking/hammering , sharpening etc. Centered around building tools, or making shelter.

Ahh todays workout

resistance band
walking in the woods (scaling hills, walking across logs etc.)
hammering a pad with 8lb weight

Shoot, I was shredding a carrot and the filing motion felt natural and good. I may try to incorporate that into a workout.

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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #103 on: September 12, 2010, 05:45:14 am »
Today:

150 push-ups
300 sit-ups
300 calf raises
3 sets Total Gym
lite weight & cardio


Realigning workouts slightly starting Monday....
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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #104 on: September 12, 2010, 05:50:24 am »
tire pull
resistance band
hammer motion

nice walk to pick some wild grapes

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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #105 on: September 12, 2010, 06:25:09 am »
"343" sept 11 fire fighter memoriam.

100 Deadlifts 145/115#
100 Power Cleans 95/65#
100 Ground to Overhead 65/35#
43 Burpees

37:43. I scaled to 115. 65. 45. lb respectively.

super intense.

did a comprehensive sports massage after. got my calves scrapped with a metal spoon. ouch.

capped off the day with some ocean surf and stretches.

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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #106 on: September 13, 2010, 10:56:41 pm »
"I prefer resistance band and hammer motion over pull ups because were not meant to be tree bound like monkeys for our biceps. Were meant to work on the GROUND, building, breaking, sharpening items and tearing things."

i think we're meant to do anything we want. your muscles only understand resistance. there are of course more and less functional ways to train. pullups though are really functional and the results and strength they give prove how effective they are. one of the best bicep exercises there is ;)

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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #107 on: September 13, 2010, 11:31:32 pm »
"I prefer resistance band and hammer motion over pull ups because were not meant to be tree bound like monkeys for our biceps. Were meant to work on the GROUND, building, breaking, sharpening items and tearing things."

i think we're meant to do anything we want. your muscles only understand resistance. there are of course more and less functional ways to train. pullups though are really functional and the results and strength they give prove how effective they are. one of the best bicep exercises there is ;)

Agreed. Sully, you should look into the laws of biomechanics. You will find what the best exercises are for minimal training. For instance in biomechanics, I learned that 70% of the upper body muscles are stressed doing chin ups with hands shoulder width apart. Its about choosing exercises that works the most muscle.

Do you ever hunt? It is fun and you could consider it a workout. Its also fun to drink the blood after a kill.
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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #108 on: September 14, 2010, 01:53:23 am »
today

martial arts
wrist roller
walking

i understand that chin ups work more muscles than resistance bands and hammer motion with weights

chin ups work: lats, neck, bicep, forearm grip, stomach, chest etc
i know this guys

@grey wolf "i think we were meant to do anything we want"

I think we are best suited to do motions we were evolved to do. We can make bread and eat it because we want to, but we are not suited to digest it. Just as our bodies are not suite to climb trees all day.

So that's "MY PERSONAL" aproach now, and I experiment and constantly change exercises to make them more natural. I may find something better than curls with a resistance band. Who knows, I grow and change things.

I may just line up a 50 sticks from the woods and break them all into the smallest pieces I can. Now that would be fun.



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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #109 on: September 14, 2010, 04:55:43 am »
you could argue the same for martial arts then, who says we evolved to do them either? :) doing a few sets of pullups anyway is nowhere near the same as climbing trees all day

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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #110 on: September 14, 2010, 09:00:37 am »
you could argue the same for martial arts then, who says we evolved to do them either? :) doing a few sets of pullups anyway is nowhere near the same as climbing trees all day
ha, my martial arts today including grappling with a stuffed tiger!


:)  you have a point there! I definitely agree
but spinning hook kicks aren't my main focus, hehe, i try to keep my techniques simple and effective

i try to apply these techniques in my martial arts the most,

-wrestling (take downs etc), submissions, striking from clinch
- MAIN STRIKES=stomps to grounded opponent, low kicks (round house, frontal), palm strikes to head (especially when I have opponent pinned on floor), although i like punches to soft areas, the mid section and vitals like throat, front kicks, simple knees, basic elbows, hammer fist (especially to grounded opponent
-strikes to groin, neck etc vitals
-i like running and doing a jump frontal kick once in a while (feels more natural than a jumping side kick)
etc
i like to do some stuff with a stick too, no sinning and stuff, just basic clobbering motions


techniques common in other arts that i can do, but i don't apply as much in training

-spinning kicks, spinning elbows spinning punches
-side kicks, jumping kicks, tornado kick
-elaborate movements etc



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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #111 on: September 14, 2010, 09:02:14 am »
i just prefer climbing a rock wall, climbing a tree, scaling a hill or cliff face

over pull ups

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« Reply #112 on: September 14, 2010, 04:26:30 pm »
thats fair ;) i guess if i had better access to either of those i would do that sometimes instead of pullups too.

although one of my goals is the one arm pullup

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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #113 on: September 14, 2010, 07:40:44 pm »
Cool discussion!

Yesterday:

200 push-ups
400 sit-ups
150 squats
lite weight & cardio


Today:

100 dips
100 reverse sits
100 1/2 bridges
400 calf raises
light weight & cardio


plus 25 pulls & 25 chins that I was supposed to do last night.
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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #114 on: September 15, 2010, 03:00:36 am »
today

pulling tire weight on a mat with rope, walking backwards
hammering pillow with chest pad with a 8lb weight
curls with a resistance band,

note: setting opposite hand on object to hold some body weight during hammer motion and resistance curls really burns my triceps

i guess its like holding an animal/person down while you clobber them

@greywolve you don't have any good trees to climb where you live, what about a cliff face?

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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #115 on: September 15, 2010, 09:58:01 pm »
Today was more focus on cardio, so....

5 sets Total Gym
500 stairs (250 each way)
5 sets burpee to mt. climbers to static jog


Took about 40 minutes. Next time I'll try to book end with stairs to double the numbers....

If time tonight, I'll gt in 5 sets of pull-ups & 5 sets of chin-ups.
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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #116 on: September 16, 2010, 11:54:54 pm »
Today....

200 push-ups
700 sit-ups
150 squats
lite weight (focus was back & shoulders)
cardio


Man, I'm really feeling this week's burn!
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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #117 on: September 17, 2010, 03:28:17 am »
nice workout by the lake. Started off climbing a few trees. Walked through a long path in the woods. When I went through I took my time walking across long high logs and such. Then on my way back I ran though as if a grizzly bear was chasing me, then I stopped soon and chased a deer up a steep hill, (the path is somewhat narrow and on each side there are steep hills).  I also was picking up fallen trees and logs throwing and moving them. Did the same with some boulders. Kicked over a very tall dead tree, broke in sections, was fun, also picked up some rotting small trees and bashed them across other trees to break them

had to jump over numerous tree logs fallen over about 5 feet high, lots of fun stuff

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« Reply #118 on: September 17, 2010, 10:54:00 pm »
I just started training with gymnast rings, and it is awesome. I found a tree outside my dorm where me and my friends climb rope and do pullups, pushups, body rows, and dips, all on gymnast rings. I have never felt my muscles this tight before. It is so much better than working out in the gym. The last month I have switched from indoors to outdoor workouts and I am hooked for life.
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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #119 on: September 17, 2010, 11:27:37 pm »
Cool! Maybe I should hang some rings in the tree in my back yard.

Today's workout:

150 dips
150 reverse sits
150 bridges
500 calf raises
lite weight
cardio


Later today I'll do 25 pulls & 25 chins.

Tomorrow:

Lite morning cardio.
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« Reply #120 on: September 18, 2010, 01:34:19 am »
I just started training with gymnast rings, and it is awesome. I found a tree outside my dorm where me and my friends climb rope and do pullups, pushups, body rows, and dips, all on gymnast rings. I have never felt my muscles this tight before. It is so much better than working out in the gym. The last month I have switched from indoors to outdoor workouts and I am hooked for life.
They're a fantastic tool. I need to get a pair myself.
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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #121 on: September 20, 2010, 10:34:10 pm »
Today...

150 push-ups
150 squats
600 sit-ups
lite weight
cardio


If time this evening, I'll knock out some pull-ups & chin-ups...
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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #122 on: September 21, 2010, 10:37:43 pm »
Didn't get the pulls or chins yesterday....but today:

100 dips
250 bridges
250 calf raises
lite weight
cardio!


Gotta run mow the lawn....
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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #123 on: September 22, 2010, 10:22:37 pm »
Today was CARDIO!

Sets of burpees to jumping jacks to static jog
550 stairs (275 up + 275 down)
heavy bag


...about 40 minutes.
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Re: Today's workout?
« Reply #124 on: September 24, 2010, 12:28:08 am »
Am I the only one working out this week??? Come on, guys!!!

Today:

300 push-ups
500 sit-ups
200 squats
lite weight (back & shoulders)
cardio


Take that!!! -d
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