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    Newbie. Starting out. Want advice on a workout?

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    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.

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    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.

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    What are your goals?

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    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.

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    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)

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    Quote 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

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    Quote 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"?

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    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.

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

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

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