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    maybe you guys can point me in the right direction. im trying to start exercising regularly, but im having trouble finding what kind of routine i should set up, a.k.a. how many pushups in how many sets in how many days.


    I dont have any extra cash right now so im stuck with my own body an whatever i can find lieing around the house.


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    Purchase P90X. It will get you into tremendous shape and you don't need a lot to do the workouts...mostly bodyweight resistance moves. Let me know if you need anymore info.

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      If all you have is your body:


      do push ups


      do bodyweight squats (hindu/pistols/etc...google them)


      do pull-ups if you have something to hang from


      do handstand pushups (off a wall if you have to at first)


      do situps/crunches/planks


      pick up ANYTHING that's relatively heavy to you..and pick it up off the ground. raise it over head. walk with it. run with it if you can. throw it (if it's throwable).


      walk.


      run.


      jump.


      you get the idea.

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        The main problem im running into is figuring out how many of each to do. I want a routine, some basic amount of each exercise i do so that i can build muscle without overworking them, a problem ive run into before.


        Like, how many pushups, situps and squats should i be doing every how often?

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          Simplistically, I do 15, 20 and 25 reps of each set of any particular exercise generally. I do seven sets a day and always some sort of high intensity cardio for around 15 ins

          That tends to work.

          Cheers

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            http://primalworkouts.wordpress.com

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              Wow, thanks graeme, thats perfect!

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                Crossfit. That is all I can say. No need to purchase anything or guess what you have to do for a work out. Go to www.crossfit.com and follow the work out there. They have videos and exercise descriptions of what you have to do. Lots of the exercises require only body weight and a place to do pull ups. I have been CF'ing for the last year and half and have never been in better shape and I am in the army and have to be in shape.

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                  Checkout craig ballantyne's blogs - he post lots of great (free) workouts. A lot of them can be done at home. They are very challenging.


                  Examples:

                  http://www.ttfatloss.com/burn-fat/in...kout-routines/

                  http://www.ttfatloss.com/nutrition/hardcore-fat-loss/


                  Gym Junkies posted some very good workouts here:

                  http://www.gymjunkies.com/shredded-for-summer/

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                    See also: http://fitness-solution.blogspot.com/

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                      See also: www.ShovelGlove.com

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                        If you want variation on the usual gym grinding routine, check: istvan javorek and his complex routines at youtube

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                          Ditto the Crossfit recommendation. I follow http://wwww.crossfit603.com myself ... a bit more strength-biased than the mainpage (also "local" for me).


                          I tried some of the Ballantyne routines during a vacation last year and found them OK, but not as intense as some of the CF bodyweight workouts!


                          Ross Enamait at http://rosstraining.com is all about working out with whatever's at hand, it's a great reference site.

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                            Here's some additional exercises you can mix in:


                            Y-Squats

                            T-Squats

                            Dumbbell Squats

                            Dead lifts

                            Forward/reverse lunges

                            prisoner lunges

                            Jumping Jacks

                            Split squats

                            1 legged Squats

                            Plank

                            Mountain Climbers

                            Spider man Push ups

                            Chin-ups

                            Pull-ups

                            Inverted rows

                            Dumbbell rows


                            P90X is an excellent choice as well (I use them as well as the one-on-one workouts they have). Mark also has some additional links that can be found in the archives.


                            MIX IT ALL UP AND HAVE FUN WITH IT! Make it primal!

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                              I second the rosstraining.com link - the guy is awesome. Find his pistol squat video and you'll see some amazing quad strength.

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