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  • Sufficient Bodyweight Exercises based on Mark's Prison Workout?

    A

    Pullups/Chinups
    Pushups
    Tricep Dips
    Planks

    B

    Burpees
    Bearcrawls

    C

    HIIT Sprints

    Are these exercises enough to get me into well-balanced physical shape?

    I'm thinking about dropping the bodyweight exercises after a while and doing 4 months of Starting Stength before going back to just calisthenics.

    Anyone recommend a good bodyweight book (besides Convict Conditioning which I already have but don't use)? I hear Never Gymless and Overcoming Gravity are pretty good ones.

  • #2
    What don't you like about CC? That's the best one I've found, for me, though I'd like to check out Al Kavadlo's new one too.
    J.

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    • #3
      I really like the background information in Convict Conditioning of how people trained throughout history. It's that I know that if I started CC I wouldn't stick with it for long enough. I tried the New Blood routine from the beginning and it was just boring to me.

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      • #4
        You have no squats or overhead presses.
        Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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        • #5
          I think the burpees and bearcrawls will be enough for lower body, but it'd be beneficial for me to add squats to the mix.

          How can I do a bodyweight overhead press?

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          • #6
            The burpees and bearcrawls are closer to sprint type activities and do have a place so it is a good idea to squat.

            You said you read CC there is a whole section on handstand pushups there.
            Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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            Don't forget to play!

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            • #7
              When you said overhead press, I thought you meant with barbells.

              Yeah, last year I did some handstand pushups with my feet rested on a telephone pole. Really strengthened my shoulders, too.

              So, add squats and handstand pushups and that'll get me in beastly shape you think?

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              • #8
                I have the "your are your own gym" book and phone app by Mark Lauren. I like it. The app is really good and for $2 money well spent, sets out serval training program's as you advance and has timers etc and you can customise or change exercises to suit. Over 120 exercises so plenty of varity and challanges

                Welcome to You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises by Mark Lauren
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                • #9
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