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    I'd just do different exercises- regular push ups, a harder squat so you don't have to do a bazillion, lunges, go online for some core stuff if you don't like planks.

    I actually tried to do that program for a couple of months and it just got so boring....

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    Pushups -- try Diamond Pushups. Bring your hands closer to each other so your thumbs and forefingers form a diamond.

    Squats -- try a variation that puts most (or all) of your weight on one leg. For example, do a lunge, but before rising up, lift your rear foot off the floor.

    Core -- when you are on the bar doing pullups, do some leg raises (lifting your legs so they are straight in front of you). If that is too tough, bend your legs to a degree that makes them more doable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    I'd just do different exercises- regular push ups, a harder squat so you don't have to do a bazillion, lunges, go online for some core stuff if you don't like planks.

    I actually tried to do that program for a couple of months and it just got so boring....
    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Pushups -- try Diamond Pushups. Bring your hands closer to each other so your thumbs and forefingers form a diamond.

    Squats -- try a variation that puts most (or all) of your weight on one leg. For example, do a lunge, but before rising up, lift your rear foot off the floor.

    Core -- when you are on the bar doing pullups, do some leg raises (lifting your legs so they are straight in front of you). If that is too tough, bend your legs to a degree that makes them more doable.

    I think I will go with tougher exercises. The problem really was the extremely high reps and inconvenience from doing the "easier" variations.

    Thanks!

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    The exercises mark suggests is to give access to the widest audiance. You can pretty much do those anywhere with minimal equipment and start off at the lowest level of fitness.

    There are plenty of other programs out there. What is your current level of strength and fitness and what are you trying to accomplish? Give us some stats and goals and we can help you from there.

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    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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