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I've posted this, like, a hundred times now.  Or four; I forget.

 

 

 

I also walk fairly often.

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I have to do 5 days a week for work.

I'll write a two week plan which is usually, an hour at the gym, and then run every other day. After two weeks i'll scrap it, and write up a new one, so my body does not become used to the routine. If you keep doing the same thing after two weeks, you no longer gain anything.  

Running is different, everyone should be doing that 3-4 times a week.

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I didn't exercise that much until about two weeks ago when Pokemon GO released. Lol. I've been going on walks every day and trying to get in shape ever since.

 

It's hilarious to me that it took a video game for me to start seriously exercising. Haha. Gotta catch 'em all!

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Want to go more often but there's always some kind of work to do! Maybe this means I'll have to start going in rest days but again, I can't predict when I can go or not. 

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I used to do this, but have been really into it about 2 months now and things have been great:

 

I do the following exercises three times a week, which takes anywhere between 25-40 minutes depending how focused I am.  All at home: no gym:

 

3 sets of 20 reps: Push-ups. Sometimes, I throw in plyometric push-ups, or one leg up, alternating every 10.

3 sets of 12 reps: Squats holding a 40 lb dumbbell at chest level

3 sets of 12 reps per arm: bent over row with said 40 lb dumbbell

then sometime that day I do a ab exercise of either planking of "reverse crunches" or I hold myself up in dip position and do knee lifts.

 

I've been trying to add pull-ups, and now that I've lost some weight, I finally went past the singular barrier and now can do about 3. Working on more.

 

 

The other days, I try to add walking a couple miles, or sprints, or jumping rope.

 

I also do a paleo-ish diet: I'd say it ranges from 90%-10% on some days to 60%-40% on others, to all out 0% eat a bucket of nachos and drink beer like last Friday, and I'm still making great strides. I try to keep calories in the 1700-1900 range daily, and some days low at 1500 and some days high at 3000 like nacho night last week. It may sound like a cop out being not ultra strict every day, but it's way better habits than I used to have.  I also rarely count calories so this is a very broad guess.

 

I'm down to my lowest weight since 2007, and a total of 40 pounds lost since 2009 (end of my honeymoon).

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I go to the gym four or five times a week depending on my time/mood. I've been doing a mix of powerlifitng, calisthenics, and weightlifting and it's been going good. On rest days I would do some form of Cardio, like bicycling or HIIT etc., and I mainly do exercises at night. I would post my program that I made but I'm pretty sure nobody really cares.

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Well, I'm trying to keep that habit up. I go for a 25 minute walk every day at lunch and do 30 minutes of jogging/running on the treadmill when I get home. A bit hard when you're almost hitting your head on the ceiling, but it's doable.

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I go to the gym four or five times a week depending on my time/mood. I've been doing a mix of powerlifitng, calisthenics, and weightlifting and it's been going good. One rest days I would do some form of Cardio, like bicycling or HIIT etc., and I mainly do exercises at night. I would post my program that I made but I'm pretty sure nobody really cares.

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Also you should NOT be doing ANYTHING on rest days literally as little as humanly possible try not to even leave the house if you can. 

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Also you should NOT be doing ANYTHING on rest days literally as little as humanly possible try not to even leave the house if you can. 

 

Despite him being vegan he's argument is valid and is one I hold to my program.

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Yeah fair enough however my PTI is actual Special Forces who's stationed where i am i know that seems like a douchey thing to say but they seriously know what they're doing the guy has degrees in Biology, Nutrition and dietetics and one in sports science 

 

i mean i'm just trying to help out ive seen way too many people gain perminant injuries from doing the wrong thing because they saw some one on youtube preaching it or what ever it has nothing to do with gains it has to do with preventing injury 

I don't think bicycling or doing 6-10 minutes of HIIT are going to injure you. I do cardio on rest days for health reasons and not wanting to hinder my gains. But I will agree that youtube celebrities making anecdotal claims about building muscle know nothing about building muscle or being fit. This is why many people are getting injured in the gym, there's too much egolifitng, poor diets, poor form, and no cardio for heart health. They're trying to mimic what they see online yet have no clue what they're doing is wrong.

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Not really. I mean, I ride my bike to work every day, so maybe that counts?

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Push-ups everyday. That's all I need. Well...and some walking too, lol. 

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Also you should NOT be doing ANYTHING on rest days literally as little as humanly possible try not to even leave the house if you can. 

 

What, no? Just because it's not good for /your/ body, doesn't mean other people's bodies, mind, or ambitions can't take it. Active rest can really help loosen up the muscles. 

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What, no? Just because it's not good for /your/ body, doesn't mean other people's bodies, mind, or ambitions can't take it. Active rest can really help loosen up the muscles. 

Well for starters i carried around 99kg, for 3 months, 47kg of which, was on me at all times. Except for when i slept, which was often less than 4 hours a night. And i only weigh 73 kg so don't tell me what i can or can't do... I know exactly what the Human body is capable of. That wasn't even the most physically demanding, thing ive done in my life. It's just relevant because i'm currently attending physiotherapy for damaged knees. 

 

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Well for starters i carried around 99kg, for 3 months, 47kg of which, was on me at all times. Except for when i slept, which was often less than 4 hours a night. And i only weigh 73 kg so don't tell me what i can or can't do... I know exactly what the Human body is capable of. That wasn't even the most physically demanding, thing ive done in my life. It's just relevant because i'm currently attending physiotherapy for damaged knees. 

 

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I wasn't even referring to your own post. Only to your comment on somebody else's post.

 

And I'm glad you were impressed by your own perfomance, but please don't let that make you ignorant of other's capabilities or need for rest.

 

Second, the damaged knees are most likely not caused by "overtraining", but by moving in inexpedient ways or simply performing the exercises incorrectly.

 

Arguments are good. They support your statement. Most importantely, recognising and encountering fresh arguments can potentially teach you to be(come) tolerant. And the same goes for disagreements. 

 

I was just wondering: Have you ever tried otherwise? You could go in a no-rest mode for a month when you are out of there - just for fun, but as an experiment. 

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I go to the gym 3 times a week doing both cardio and strength training every time, besides that going to university and walking the dog gives plenty of daily exercise.

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I bike a lot. Both indoor and outdoor. And I run and do weightlifting, powerlifting, crossfit, and bodybuilding on a regular basis as well. Sporadically, I do martial arts.

 

But just as you, I prioritise both the holistic and specialised aspects of fitness and I think that's the key to an overall fitness.

 

You seem pretty fit! How long have you been exercising?

On and off for around 4-5 years, but have been doing so quite intensively for the recent few.

 

 

For this thread in general

 

I believe that there is really no uniform "ultimate training method" for everyone, and it really depends on what your goal is.

 

If you are looking to prioritize cardio endurance over strength or aesthetics, your training routine would be quite different from someone who is primarily bodybuilding.

 

My current objective is to complement my martial arts training. So while I wouldn't be putting up loads of mass, I would focus more on strength, endurance, and resilience over aesthetics, although I could very well use the extra few pounds of mass and good looks as a bonus. My objective also explains why I have a plethora of other non-weight-lifting excercises in my training.

 

That being said with my current objective in mind, if "rest day" literally means to not exercise at all, then I don't really have a "rest" day. I believe in consistency, so everyday I would be doing something, just not the intensive stuff on my "rest" day.

 

By the way, on rest days, I recommend paying some extra attention to flexibility, do those more time consuming stretches that you don't usually have time to.

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I cycle around 90/100 kilometers each week, I gotta go to school you know :twi: it sounds like a lot when I say it like that but I'm not fit by any means, it's just part of my daily routine. When I don't cycle I don't feel good and eat really little and I get hyper which causes a problem during holidays so now I try to go jogging every morning but I'm not really strict with it.

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On and off for around 4-5 years, but have been doing so quite intensively for the recent few.

 

 

For this thread in general

 

I believe that there is really no uniform "ultimate training method" for everyone, and it really depends on what your goal is.

 

If you are looking to prioritize cardio endurance over strength or aesthetics, your training routine would be quite different from someone who is primarily bodybuilding.

 

My current objective is to complement my martial arts training. So while I wouldn't be putting up loads of mass, I would focus more on strength, endurance, and resilience over aesthetics, although I could very well use the extra few pounds of mass and good looks as a bonus. My objective also explains why I have a plethora of other non-weight-lifting excercises in my training.

 

That being said with my current objective in mind, if "rest day" literally means to not exercise at all, then I don't really have a "rest" day. I believe in consistency, so everyday I would be doing something, just not the intensive stuff on my "rest" day.

 

By the way, on rest days, I recommend paying some extra attention to flexibility, do those more time consuming stretches that you don't usually have time to.

I think you are absolutely right about the "ultimate method". It was my fault that I didn't explain myself correctly.

 

No ("serious") training method is better than any other, since we all have different goals, as you stated very clearly,

 

Yeah, if you switch up between exercises, you'll obviously recover some muscles In between days.

 

Do you feel that weightlifting has helped your acceleration and understanding of the hip drives in your sport, too? I felt that with Ju-jitsu.

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I cycle around 90/100 kilometers each week, I gotta go to school you know :twi: it sounds like a lot when I say it like that but I'm not fit by any means, it's just part of my daily routine. When I don't cycle I don't feel good and eat really little and I get hyper which causes a problem during holidays so now I try to go jogging every morning but I'm not really strict with it.

Awesome work!

Bikes are cool  :derp:

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Awesome work!

Bikes are cool  :derp:

Thanks, and bikes are cool indeed :D

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I think I've kinda encouraged my mother to start exercising again!

 

She wanted to lose weight and She's been cycling again.

But I gave her ideas on going on walks :D 

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I regularly do pilates, and recently started Tai Chi. Haven't been able to do much altely thouygh due to a neck injury :/

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I used to go to the gym quite often but now I only exercise twice a week for maintenance. I'm a big fan of High intensity low volume workouts as I find them less tedious than others and it also feels nicer to lift the big weights.

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