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Odoreater's New No-nonsense Workout

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by odoreater, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. aspriel

    aspriel Senior member

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    The question of whether a serious weight-lifting workout is good for people seeking serious weight loss is still up in the air, I see.
     
  2. Charley

    Charley Senior member

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    The purpose of the Rippetoe and Starr programs is to gain size and strength. Rapid strength gains will evidently come easier with gains in size as well.

    However, using high intensity weight training without a great deal of calorie intake will contribute a great deal to weight loss. The more calories you use, the more you lose. For the more normal mortal who has not been lifting before, it will also cause strength gains. Many of the people posting the good advice on the body building or power lifting forums have been working at it for years. The perspective is entirely different from that of the new lifter.

    An example of pretty good strength with little weight is the competitive gymnast. this article is pretty interesting "Building an Olympic Body through Bodyweight Conditioning" Do a google search for the guy who wrote the article.
     
  3. mizanation

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    odoreater, how is your workout coming along?

    i've been doing a similar workout for a couple weeks and the results have been great. here's what i've been doing about 3 times a week:

    3 x 5 deadlifts
    3 x 5 dumbbell bench press
    3 x 5 standing dumbbell press
    3 x 5 turkish getups

    that's it. pretty similar to what you're doing, but more tailored to my goals right now. with all of these, i am trying to go as heavy as i can with good form.

    although, my original intention was not to gain muscle mass, it's happening, and i like the results. more importantly, i'm getting a lot stronger, very quickly.
     
  4. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    odoreater, how is your workout coming along?

    i've been doing a similar workout for a couple weeks and the results have been great. here's what i've been doing about 3 times a week:

    3 x 5 deadlifts
    3 x 5 dumbbell bench press
    3 x 5 standing dumbbell press
    3 x 5 turkish getups

    that's it. pretty similar to what you're doing, but more tailored to my goals right now. with all of these, i am trying to go as heavy as i can with good form.

    although, my original intention was not to gain muscle mass, it's happening, and i like the results. more importantly, i'm getting a lot stronger, very quickly.


    It's been going really well lately, with the exception of today. I aggravated my old back injury today, but hopefully a trip to the chiropractor tomorrow will take care of that. I've been consistently adding weights to all of my lifts and I'm feeling pretty good about my workout.
     
  5. mizanation

    mizanation Senior member

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    It's been going really well lately, with the exception of today. I aggravated my old back injury today, but hopefully a trip to the chiropractor tomorrow will take care of that. I've been consistently adding weights to all of my lifts and I'm feeling pretty good about my workout.

    i just read that you have 3 herniated discs. you sure you wanna do deads and squats with that?
     
  6. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    i just read that you have 3 herniated discs. you sure you wanna do deads and squats with that?

    Yeah, I keep it light. I don't go over about 200 lbs on squats and 300 lbs on deads and I make sure to warm up good. It's also important to keep my form as good as possible. The disks are a permanent injury, but you have to keep living right? If I don't do deads and squats, I just don't feel like working out. Every now and then I have a day like today where I fuck it up, but I just go to the chiropractor the next day, rest for a couple days and the pain usually goes away.
     
  7. mizanation

    mizanation Senior member

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    Yeah, I keep it light. I don't go over about 200 lbs on squats and 300 lbs on deads and I make sure to warm up good. It's also important to keep my form as good as possible. The disks are a permanent injury, but you have to keep living right? If I don't do deads and squats, I just don't feel like working out. Every now and then I have a day like today where I fuck it up, but I just go to the chiropractor the next day, rest for a couple days and the pain usually goes away.

    cool. you're not doing a lot of reps, so that's good. people tend to get injured when doing a lot of reps...

    keep us posted on your progres.
     

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