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    i've been going around and round on this but have decided i should do more body weight exercises. i walk average of 4 miles a day and go to the gym and do big weights once a week. i live miles from town so i am pretty much limited to one gym trip a week.

    can anyone recommend a good book or a web site with ideas and good progressions?

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    Youtube. Everything you'll ever need is there.

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    • #3
      i was thinking about you-tube. i have learnt all sorts of bizarre things off there like how to cast off a kete whakairo and how to seam bone a deer leg!

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      • #4
        Start by searching on "bodyweight exercise". You'll have to take a break once in a while to actually exercise. There is no limit to the videos you will find.

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        • #5
          there are loads thankyou =) i will look as it is raining and i cant do much right now.

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          • #6
            I've tried most of them, I've settled on YAYOG (you are your own gym). I tried PBF, simplefit, convict conditioning and the naked warrior. I found YAYOG the best because: THE IPHONE APP, 2hrs a week (simplefit and CC just wasn't enough time, less than an hour a week). YAYOG gets a whole lot more muscle groups working in different ways (the others didn't work the legs like yayog does (back lunges, side lunges)). YAYOG is no frills (TNW breathing etc).

            hope that helps.
            A little primal gem - My Success Story
            Weight lost in 4 months - 29kg (64 lbs)

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            • #7
              I had a lot of success with Convict Conditioning, but I'm starting to get into Building the Gymnastic Body, but it's really hard for me. Convict Conditioning is a straight strength program, but I also fixed my knee problems and made a lot of progress on fixing my posture. YAYOG seems to incorporate more exercises and more conditioning, for more of an overall fitness.

              CC and Naked Warrior both go through really good explanations of how to get stronger using progressively more difficult bodyweight exercises, though CC explains more of them, I think.

              If you're looking for a structured program, demonstrations of all of those can be found on youtube.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jfreaksho View Post
                I'm starting to get into Building the Gymnastic Body, but it's really hard for me.
                That looks challenging.

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                • #9
                  i was leaning mostly towards CC here. Can you find the progressions in there on you-tube? building the gymnastic body definitely looks challening.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                    i was leaning mostly towards CC here. Can you find the progressions in there on you-tube? building the gymnastic body definitely looks challening.
                    ConvictConditioning's channel - YouTube

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                    • #11
                      awesome! thankyou so much. i will use that to help work out a structured program to complement when i go to the gym.

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                      • #12
                        Here's a few that I would suggest..."Combat Conditioning" by Matt Furey, "You are Your Own Gym" by Mark Lauren and Joshua Clark, and "The Naked Warrior" by Pavel. All have a mixture of strength and flexibility exercises. As another post mentioned, CC is another good source. One source from a different perspective that I would offer is "Yoga for Regular Guys" by D.D. Page. For just women there is "Gym Free and Gorgeous" Angelina Thiri, or "Body by You" also by Mark Lauren and Joshua Clark

                        That being said...I offer you will still might want some basic equipment, such as a pull-up bar. However, in many cases for ~$100 you get get a good deal on a Power Tower if you look around, and it will have a pull up bar, Roman Chair, and dip grips for BW exercises, plus sometimes have extra stuff such as grips for neutral push ups.

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                        • #13
                          Al Kavadlo, regular poster here, has a great web site, lots of video content, and several books. I think he is just releasing another, this one a comprehensive bodyweight program. Worth checking him out.

                          I am several months into Convict Conditioning. I like many aspects of it. Am progressing well in some areas, slower in others.

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                          • #14
                            One source from a different perspective that I would offer is "Yoga for Regular Guys" by D.D. Page. For just women there is "Gym Free and Gorgeous" Angelina Thiri, or "Body by You" also by Mark Lauren and Joshua Clark
                            i will look these up. i do want to keep the flexibility angle going as one of the reasons i exercise is so as the other activities in my life are easier.

                            I am several months into Convict Conditioning. I like many aspects of it. Am progressing well in some areas, slower in others.
                            typically with all the progressions i have found on the net, i can do all the easier steps already but i cant do the next one. so here

                            Pull Up Progression - YouTube

                            i can easily do step 3 but cant do step 4. it is in fact the lower half of the pull up which is the hard bit. if i get past the lower bit, i can do it. same with pistols. if i go go the swimming pool, i can do one in 8" of water as you have that little bit of assistance on the lower part. i did find this when i was looking at all the links last night which looks good. i have a sprained ankle atm so i cant try but i will when it is better
                            Pistol squat progressions - YouTube

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                              i can easily do step 3 but cant do step 4. it is in fact the lower half of the pull up which is the hard bit. if i get past the lower bit, i can do it.
                              Same with me. Standing on a 3" platform I can do full chinups. From the floor I can pull myself up 6-7". I'm going to work on arm curls and pullovers for a while.

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