Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Newbie. Starting out. Want advice on a workout?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Newbie. Starting out. Want advice on a workout?

    Hi everyone. I've been reading up on paleo diet and now going primal and I'm just starting out. I'm officially about one week in. I've managed to kick carbs but i did have a cookie yesterday and I still drink coffee virtually every morning. It's defiantly a work in progress.

    As of right now I do excercise a lot. I run/jog for an hour and then go down to the rec center near me and use the eliptical bike for 30 minutes and lift some upper body weights.

    I love sprinting so cutting out the stupid distance runs and replacing them with Tabata sprints defiantly work for me. So I'll do that a couple days a week and proabbly do some lifting too those days.

    I'm a little iffy on what to do other days tho.

    There's a mountain thats good for hiking (which I enjoy) and it's about an hours walk from my house. Mark says to move slowly right? So should i walk up there and go for a hike some days?

    Any help is appreciated. Sorry for the long post.

  • #2
    Hi,have you read Primal Blueprint?

    Marks hints on exercise point the way but ,in essence,make your own schedules.There is nothing wrong with the occasional longish run if it suits you.
    sigpic

    Comment


    • #3
      What are your goals?
      ad astra per aspera

      Comment


      • #4
        To lose weight basically and get in better shape. And I know there's no strict "schedule" but I was just wondering if people thought that was a good idea for working out or not. Or if they have any advice.

        Comment


        • #5
          Full body workouts.

          Try this.

          x30 reps per movement

          - CHIN UP
          - PUSH UP
          - SQUAT
          - SIT UP
          - BODY WEIGHT ROW
          - DIVE THRU
          - SUMO SQUAT
          - TWISTING CRUNCH
          - SPRINTER LUNGE
          - SQUAT THRUST

          (Goal: finish within 1/2 hour)
          FitDeck Exercise Playing Cards

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by CaptCaveMan View Post
            Full body workouts.

            Try this.

            x30 reps per movement

            - CHIN UP
            - PUSH UP
            - SQUAT
            - SIT UP
            - BODY WEIGHT ROW
            - DIVE THRU
            - SUMO SQUAT
            - TWISTING CRUNCH
            - SPRINTER LUNGE
            - SQUAT THRUST

            (Goal: finish within 1/2 hour)
            Looks intense. I think I'll try this

            Monday: Tabata sprints + Lifting weights
            Tuesday: Rest
            Wednesday: Above workout
            Thursday: Rest
            Friday: Tabata Sprints + Lifting Weights
            Saturday: Rest
            Sunday: Hike

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by CaptCaveMan View Post
              Full body workouts.

              Try this.

              x30 reps per movement

              - CHIN UP
              - PUSH UP
              - SQUAT
              - SIT UP
              - BODY WEIGHT ROW
              - DIVE THRU
              - SUMO SQUAT
              - TWISTING CRUNCH
              - SPRINTER LUNGE
              - SQUAT THRUST
              I'll have to look up and see what a BW row would look like and what a "dive thru" is...

              (Goal: finish within 1/2 hour)
              "w/o puking"?

              Comment


              • #8
                try not to put too much pressure on yourself to adhere to a strict workout schedule...don't be afraid to be somewhat spontaneous/sporadic. If you're not feeling it one day...skip the workout and rest. If you're feeling ambitious then up the ante a bit. Thinking about things in the long term is much more effective IMO. For example... try and lift heavy things at least 8-10 times a month...or sprint all out at least 4 times a month, ect.

                Just try and do the right things on a daily basis and don't overly scrutinize yourself. I've had a few xmas cookies too =)

                So yea, be patient and you will see results.

                Comment


                • #9
                  I'd do strength training and sprints on different days. After a proper strength training workout, my sprints would be shite. and vice versa.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Instead of the rest days, take a long walk - 3 miles or so.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by primal pete View Post
                      try not to put too much pressure on yourself to adhere to a strict workout schedule...don't be afraid to be somewhat spontaneous/sporadic. If you're not feeling it one day...skip the workout and rest. If you're feeling ambitious then up the ante a bit. Thinking about things in the long term is much more effective IMO. For example... try and lift heavy things at least 8-10 times a month...or sprint all out at least 4 times a month, ect.

                      Just try and do the right things on a daily basis and don't overly scrutinize yourself. I've had a few xmas cookies too =)

                      So yea, be patient and you will see results.
                      Primal Pete is right.

                      You have to realize that this is a lifestyle. Therefore do not expect perfection. The tortoise wins the race kind of thing. When it comes to the workouts, I rarely know what it is that I am going to do each day. Granted, I've got an idea, but I personally work best by keeping my body guessing all the time. I am constantly switching it up.

                      Most weeks I'll workout 5-6 days others only 3 and some all 7 days. The point is to stay active and challenge yourself.

                      Grok on!
                      Last edited by CaptCaveMan; 12-19-2010, 11:32 PM.
                      FitDeck Exercise Playing Cards

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X