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Old 10-01-2013, 07:47 PM
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'cause nothing else hurts so good.

Truthfully if I go too long without hitting the weights, my body starts to give me little cramps that feel like withdrawal cravings, couple of quick sets with the free weights sets me right again.

Also as an interesting side note, I don't seem to get the lactic acid dumps after workouts to a significant degree, not anymore anyway. I get the muscle soreness from my lifts, but not the extended "everything-fucking-hurts-FOREVER" agony.
I am telling you, greatest work outs yet I have discovered for myself:

I recommend these steps to work your way to what I'm now doing and these are the things I did myself at first over the course of 6-7 months:

Start by doing push-ups do as many as you can before you get tired, then do those number every-single-day once a day, once you can do multiple sets of 20-push-ups throughout the day you can move on to the step

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The following step is two separate exercises done around the same time together:

If you are not somewhat flexible, then learn how to be flexible especially with your legs until you can get into the Lotus Meditation Position: where you fold your legs in a cross-legged pattern like a Native American only your feet are on top of each other instead of under each other example picture below:



once in this position, the rest is simple: use your arms as your new legs to move around, you will probably be exhausted after a few seconds of this but eventually you will get better at this as this builds up your arms

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This next exercise is some what simple yet can be complicated to get into the right posture: watch videos and pictures of how Chimps, Gorillas, and Orangutans walk, use these as aids to start walking on all four of your limbs both legs and arms, the easiest is walking on your palms just pretend you have four feet like a Chimp, walking on your knuckles can be some

what difficult and tricky to get right but I just think to walk as if I'm carrying some thing in my hands as I walk on them like a Gorilla, and the last may easy to do but hard to maintain by walking on your fists like an Orangutan, do all of this half throughout your daily life by alternating between walking on two legs and walking on all four limbs=this will seriously build up

your arms much in the same way as the above exercise before this one but some what easier and not as intense, once you have done both these exercises until you feel you are ready to try working out up-side-down using your arms then you are ready to move on to these two exercises in this next step

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hang-up-side-down on to two poles going horizontally (side to side) and hang on using your legs legs going on top of the first pole and putting the ends of your legs under the second pole using it to keep you locked in place (I use the backs of my knee joints like hands legs crossed to lock me into place because I have only one pole in the same place) and then grab onto

the pole with both your hands and then proceed to lean back and relax your body without falling off->then use your entire body to pull your self up->repeat until you are tired, but make sure after a certain set that you flip your hands around repeat the process=I can feel the workout in my entire body almost as this works out your pull-up and chin-up muscles as

well as your sit-up muscles-->I'm using this as a building start to work my way up to UP-SIDE-DOWN-SIT-UPS AND to improve my pull-ups and chin-ups!~ ^_^

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Find a wall if you can't stand straight up up-side-down on your hands, lean against the wall with your feet and legs pointing as straight up as you can while using the wall for support,->now WALK on your hands from one side to the other and repeat
the process until you get tired-->if you really want to get a crazy workout stand straight up up-side-down on your hands

using the above advice and DO UP-SIDE-DOWN-PUSH-UPS=these are crazy work outs you can feel it your arms, but ESPECIALLY the up-side-down-push-ups are BRUTAL on your arms, so far I can only do 5 before getting tired but WOW, I REALLY FELT IT!~ ^_^

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Old 10-01-2013, 08:14 PM
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Sounds intersting but also like a huge risk of dropping oneself on the head.

If you have access to a gym with a proper stock of weights and racks (bench, and squat rack ..... you'd never belive how many "gyms" do not have an actual squat rack). Try wendlers 5/3/1 workout.

It's simple, it's very low risk for injury, and it gets results.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:02 PM
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Sounds intersting but also like a huge risk of dropping oneself on the head.

If you have access to a gym with a proper stock of weights and racks (bench, and squat rack ..... you'd never belive how many "gyms" do not have an actual squat rack). Try wendlers 5/3/1 workout.

It's simple, it's very low risk for injury, and it gets results.
I've always been a climbing monkey-like individual my whole life even as a kid, as I got older I started climbing buildings and walls among other things with no formal training with little to no difficulty at all.~

I am aware of the risk, but I try to be as careful as I can be with what I have access to.~

No offense, but I dislike Gyms, they're too stuffy and I much more prefer to work out outside than inside.~

Some thing about the air and openness really gives me energy!~ ^_^

^^Check out my previous post again, I'm adding steps to work your way up to my exercises.~^^

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This may seem like an odd place for me to post since I'm de-plorable about exercising these days. However there was a time (pre-1970 until 2008) when I exercised much, sometimes joyfully, sometimes determinedly, always vigorously.

The occasional mountain hike was really always my favorite exercise, especially when done on Mount Timanogos in Utah. But my second-favorite turned out to be tree-climbing. Which can be hard to get away with socially at times. Climbing trees is rather frowned upon by your average neighbor, as people are alarmed by, and often offended as well by, the sight of some guy doing something really out of the ordinary. At the peak of one of my coolest/tallest tree climbs (on a tree in a public park), I was actually ordered to come down and stop climbing trees by a police officer (who'd been summoned by a neighbor adjacent to the park). So, I had to learn how to pick out isolated trees where other humans wouldn't spy me, or climb at night.

Which is a shame because there's no work-out like a tree climb, and it dispenses continuous rewards as one climbs. The challenge of picking this or that branch, the demand for flexibility and creativity, and the increasingly dramatic view of the receding Earth, all add up to a rush and a thorough workout for many diverse muscle groups. It's a bit like climbing through a vertical maze, and the maze seems to reinvent itself on the way back down.

Another great workout is the "sword stick" games of pretend my brothers and friends and used to play as kids. Fun, creative, and yet full of tons of running and "play combat" which again exercised quite a variety of muscles (not in the least the cardiovascular muscles). The disadvantage was the occasional accidental hit with a stick that really bruised someone. We actually devised rules/penalties about such accidents (and trusted that they were accidents) to serve as incentives for people to practice due caution during these games (which typically lasted for several exciting hours).

I've never been a fan of gyms and gym equipment, with the sole exception of a good pull-up bar. Instead of going to the gym, an official workout of mine (from about 1990 thru about 2008) would consist of push-ups, sit-ups, a length of running/walking (no hard-core goals there; just run as long as you feel you can, walk long enough that you feel ready to run again, and rinse and repeat) to the destination of some playground where I could do pull-ups -- and some tree-climbing for good measure. It usually worked pretty well, and for quite a few years I really had a chest and arms I could show off to the ladies (if I'd been so inclined). Not like Arnold Schwarzenegger by any means; I wouldn't want that much muscle on myself. But I could measure my progress and felt good about it. I was leaner back then too which I personally liked.

But circumstances, psychologically-exaggerated aging, depression, lassitude, laziness, and the lure of the computer with its tasty poly forums, eventually sucked my will and body away from physical exercise, to engage in much verbal, mental, and emotional exercise instead. I know it's neither well-rounded nor good for me in that sense, but it's about all I can muster and maybe in some ways I flatter myself that what I do these days is important and helpful to at least some folks here and there.

But in nostalgic reverie, I remember "the rush" we here call "the pleasure of the burn" with satisfying clarity. Nothing quite like, just for one example, seeing how long one can stand to run before lapsing into a walk, and then while walking feeling how alive one's whole self is, lungs heaving and heart pounding away. Inspires one to start running again just a little sooner than one would have in the past, and run just a bit longer than one would have in the past before one's next rest.

And that's the story of how I always used to like to exercise. For those of you who do still have the cojones to persist in the "perfecting of the body," I hope my "little" post here will give you an extra boost of inspiration.

Sincerely,
Kevin T.
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This may seem like an odd place for me to post since I'm de-plorable about exercising these days. However there was a time (pre-1970 until 2008) when I exercised much, sometimes joyfully, sometimes determinedly, always vigorously.

The occasional mountain hike was really always my favorite exercise, especially when done on Mount Timanogos in Utah. But my second-favorite turned out to be tree-climbing. Which can be hard to get away with socially at times. Climbing trees is rather frowned upon by your average neighbor, as people are alarmed by, and often offended as well by, the sight of some guy doing something really out of the ordinary. At the peak of one of my coolest/tallest tree climbs (on a tree in a public park), I was actually ordered to come down and stop climbing trees by a police officer (who'd been summoned by a neighbor adjacent to the park). So, I had to learn how to pick out isolated trees where other humans wouldn't spy me, or climb at night.

Which is a shame because there's no work-out like a tree climb, and it dispenses continuous rewards as one climbs. The challenge of picking this or that branch, the demand for flexibility and creativity, and the increasingly dramatic view of the receding Earth, all add up to a rush and a thorough workout for many diverse muscle groups. It's a bit like climbing through a vertical maze, and the maze seems to reinvent itself on the way back down.

Another great workout is the "sword stick" games of pretend my brothers and friends and used to play as kids. Fun, creative, and yet full of tons of running and "play combat" which again exercised quite a variety of muscles (not in the least the cardiovascular muscles). The disadvantage was the occasional accidental hit with a stick that really bruised someone. We actually devised rules/penalties about such accidents (and trusted that they were accidents) to serve as incentives for people to practice due caution during these games (which typically lasted for several exciting hours).

I've never been a fan of gyms and gym equipment, with the sole exception of a good pull-up bar. Instead of going to the gym, an official workout of mine (from about 1990 thru about 2008) would consist of push-ups, sit-ups, a length of running/walking (no hard-core goals there; just run as long as you feel you can, walk long enough that you feel ready to run again, and rinse and repeat) to the destination of some playground where I could do pull-ups -- and some tree-climbing for good measure. It usually worked pretty well, and for quite a few years I really had a chest and arms I could show off to the ladies (if I'd been so inclined). Not like Arnold Schwarzenegger by any means; I wouldn't want that much muscle on myself. But I could measure my progress and felt good about it. I was leaner back then too which I personally liked.

But circumstances, psychologically-exaggerated aging, depression, lassitude, laziness, and the lure of the computer with its tasty poly forums, eventually sucked my will and body away from physical exercise, to engage in much verbal, mental, and emotional exercise instead. I know it's neither well-rounded nor good for me in that sense, but it's about all I can muster and maybe in some ways I flatter myself that what I do these days is important and helpful to at least some folks here and there.

But in nostalgic reverie, I remember "the rush" we here call "the pleasure of the burn" with satisfying clarity. Nothing quite like, just for one example, seeing how long one can stand to run before lapsing into a walk, and then while walking feeling how alive one's whole self is, lungs heaving and heart pounding away. Inspires one to start running again just a little sooner than one would have in the past, and run just a bit longer than one would have in the past before one's next rest.

And that's the story of how I always used to like to exercise. For those of you who do still have the cojones to persist in the "perfecting of the body," I hope my "little" post here will give you an extra boost of inspiration.

Sincerely,
Kevin T.
Thanks for sharing Kevin, it seems we are two birds of a feather in this way after all!~ ^_^
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I guess you could say that ... Just displaced in time.
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