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A great way to think about program balance is to balance out push and pull movements. It's fairly contrived, but it works. Push: moving the weight away from your center of gravity. Examples: bench press, overhead press, squats. Pull: moving the weight toward your center of gravity. Examples: rows, pull-ups, deadlifts. For every push exercise, you ...


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John Scheaffer, in his e-book "The Greyskull LP," suggests that frequency method bodyweight exercise can be added to a linear progression (LP) with good result. Most importantly, the higher volume of bodyweight exercise can help with upper body hypertrophy. Scheaffer suggests never getting close to failure on frequency method bodyweight exercise. For ...


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If you have a whole week to strength train and really wanna push yourself. Train a different muscle every day of the week. such as: Monday: back and biceps, shoulders Tuesday: legs and abs Wednesday: chest, tris Thursday: break then repreat and break again on sunday, do 30 minutes of cardio before and after. make sure while your doing these to real push ...


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This schedule looks pretty good! On the SL site he discusses how to break up rest when adding in intense cardio here. Assuming your core days are not too much, everything looks in order, though I'm a little curious about what that work consists of. Your core strength will be tremendously increased if you follow the SL plan with correct form. Just don't wear ...


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pass, Since your goal is to develop functional strength, StrongLifts is a great program for that. To get the best of StrongLifts, it's recommended to perform them 3 times a week. One of the reasons is because since you're starting with a low weight (empty bar), it would take a longer time for you to start lifting heavy weights. Since core days are recovery ...


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I think they are suited to different fitness goals. Since your goal is to increase the number of consecutive pushups, I would recommend option 2. This removes the fear of performing pushups over time (personal experience). conditions your body to performing pushups. allows your body to maintain relatively high metabolism throughout the day (if done at ...



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