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    Upper body strength and muscle

    Hello everyone,

    I have a few questions and would appreciate any input.

    I have been training for a while now, extensively with upper body movements. The movements I enjoy focusing on include handstand pushups and various grip chins and pullups. I love to train and could do the stuff everyday. But I feel like I might be over cooking myself right now. I am a little bit achy in the shoulders, but I absolutely love doing this stuff and pushing my body to the limit. How would you guys design a weekly workout around these 2 movements? Right now I am still taking it easy on my lower body. I had 2 hip surgeries within the past year so I am avoiding sprints and high impact lifting. I walk my dog 5-10 hours a week, and move around plenty at work.

    Thanks,

    Justin

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    Look up Al Kavadlo, both posts on this forum and his web site Al Kavadlo – We're Working Out! | We're Working Out!

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    Day 1:
    Hand stand pushups
    Lat raises
    Front raises
    shrugs

    Day 2:
    Cardio (HIIT)

    Day 3:
    Pull ups
    DB Curls
    Bent over rows
    Preacher Curls

    Day 4:
    Cardio (HIIT)

    Day 5:
    Pushups or bench press
    DB flies
    Dips
    Incline Bench DB Bench press
    Tricep pull down

    Day 6:
    Leg workout

    Day 7:
    Rest

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    "hey guys. make me a workout plan cause I am lazy"

    -99% of this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingofturtles View Post
    "hey guys. make me a workout plan cause I am lazy"

    -99% of this forum.
    He's just asking for some input...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonaldgonza View Post
    make me a workout plan cause I am lazy

    Lazy. No, not at all. I'm just asking for input, to see what others have had success with. Trust me, I'm far from lazy. I am a very ambitious person and hard working person. Please don't say things like that if you don't know someone. Thanks

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    I do pull ups, push ups every single day. There are hundreds of variations you can experiment yourself.
    Moving your own body weight does not need any funny periodization. Get the nutrition and sleep right and you should be OK.

    This 60y old man does 700 push ups everyday, 5 days a week.

    Few but ripe.

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