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Reply #30 posted 08/05/19 2:54pm

uPtoWnNY

https://liftvault.com/programs/bodybuilding/phat-spreadsheet/

I do a variation of this. I worked it down to a 4-day routine. Some exercises like heavy squats & deadlifts I had to eliminate.

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Reply #31 posted 08/10/19 4:45am

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Any recommendations for Prince workout listens (or indeed any other workout listens)? Been listening to Tokyo 1990, but wanting to change it up a bit.

If you're going to refer to people as 'scum' or 'garbage vomit', at least have a reason to do so.
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Reply #32 posted 08/10/19 12:10pm

uPtoWnNY

maplenpg said:

Any recommendations for Prince workout listens (or indeed any other workout listens)? Been listening to Tokyo 1990, but wanting to change it up a bit.

For me, I listen to old school hip-hop or early-to-mid 90s grunge/alt-rock.

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Reply #33 posted 08/14/19 9:55am

RodeoSchro

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maplenpg said:

Any recommendations for Prince workout listens (or indeed any other workout listens)? Been listening to Tokyo 1990, but wanting to change it up a bit.



I put my favorite Prince songs for working out into a playlist and hit Shuffle. Best thing I've ever done!

I've also done this for non-Prince songs, for those off-days when I think I've got Prince overload.

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Reply #34 posted 08/14/19 8:14pm

gandorb

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Any recommendations for Prince workout listens (or indeed any other workout listens)? Been listening to Tokyo 1990, but wanting to change it up a bit.

So much of Prince music is great for a work out. You can't go wrong, though One Night Alone might be a stretch for aerobic exercise. I enjoy listening to his concerts too while working out. I even have water proof ear buds so I can listen to him (and others) while I do my aquatic boot camp.

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Reply #35 posted 08/14/19 8:16pm

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I was wondering if anyone here does high intensity interval workouts and how do they feel about the results of doing this type of workout compared to other approaches?

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Reply #36 posted 08/15/19 6:23am

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I was wondering if anyone here does high intensity interval workouts and how do they feel about the results of doing this type of workout compared to other approaches?



Do you mean Crossfit? Oh boy, do I have thoughts on Crossfit!

First, I will say that the Crossfit dudes who screw up my gym do look like they're in good shape. Except...and I don't know why this is...they all have horrible posture. Every single one of the guys stands with his shoulders hunched forward, and his neck kind of stretched out. Horrible, horrible posture which defeats the whole concept of working out.

I've said this before but you can make gigantic gains in your looks if you correct your posture. Generally it takes a picture or video of yourself to even understand what your posture is. Most of us probably think we have good posture, but we don't. I know I thought I had good posture, until I saw a picture someone had taken of me in a conversation with someone else. I looked like a turtle!

The old modeling trick of walking around the apartment with a book on my head solved that problem in less than 10 minutes. That was 35 years ago and to this day I get compliments on my posture.

Listen to your mother - stand up straight, and sit up straight! Mom knows best!

Now - Crossfit.

If you're going to do Crossfit, DO IT IN A CROSSFIT GYM. Please don't screw up an entire non-Crossfit gym for everyone else, just because you have six stations you need to tie up all at once. We hate that!

For those who don't know, using a station only once every 8 - 10 minutes yet tying it up for 45 minutes so that no one else can use it during the "interval training" is the heighth of rudeness. Tying up half the gym machines/benches/free weights is even worse.

If anyone wants to do a Crossfit-type exercise in a regular, non-Crossfit gym, first of all - just don't. Everyone else will get mad. But if you HAVE to do it, coordinate it with the gym manager or a gym trainer. Get them to outline what you can use, and how long you can tie it up, and what the protocol is if someone wants to work in a set on a machine while you're off doing other exercises.

The TL/DR recap of my ramblings is:

1. Crossfit dudes look like they are in shape
2. Crossfit dudes all seem to have horrible posture
3. Do not do Crossfit in a non-Crossfit gym

LOL, I guess that's enough motivation for now. Whatever you do, I hope you do it well and get great results!

Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's Palladin
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Reply #37 posted 08/16/19 5:55pm

gandorb

RodeoSchro said:

gandorb said:

I was wondering if anyone here does high intensity interval workouts and how do they feel about the results of doing this type of workout compared to other approaches?



Do you mean Crossfit? Oh boy, do I have thoughts on Crossfit!

First, I will say that the Crossfit dudes who screw up my gym do look like they're in good shape. Except...and I don't know why this is...they all have horrible posture. Every single one of the guys stands with his shoulders hunched forward, and his neck kind of stretched out. Horrible, horrible posture which defeats the whole concept of working out.

I've said this before but you can make gigantic gains in your looks if you correct your posture. Generally it takes a picture or video of yourself to even understand what your posture is. Most of us probably think we have good posture, but we don't. I know I thought I had good posture, until I saw a picture someone had taken of me in a conversation with someone else. I looked like a turtle!

The old modeling trick of walking around the apartment with a book on my head solved that problem in less than 10 minutes. That was 35 years ago and to this day I get compliments on my posture.

Listen to your mother - stand up straight, and sit up straight! Mom knows best!

Now - Crossfit.

If you're going to do Crossfit, DO IT IN A CROSSFIT GYM. Please don't screw up an entire non-Crossfit gym for everyone else, just because you have six stations you need to tie up all at once. We hate that!

For those who don't know, using a station only once every 8 - 10 minutes yet tying it up for 45 minutes so that no one else can use it during the "interval training" is the heighth of rudeness. Tying up half the gym machines/benches/free weights is even worse.

If anyone wants to do a Crossfit-type exercise in a regular, non-Crossfit gym, first of all - just don't. Everyone else will get mad. But if you HAVE to do it, coordinate it with the gym manager or a gym trainer. Get them to outline what you can use, and how long you can tie it up, and what the protocol is if someone wants to work in a set on a machine while you're off doing other exercises.

The TL/DR recap of my ramblings is:

1. Crossfit dudes look like they are in shape
2. Crossfit dudes all seem to have horrible posture
3. Do not do Crossfit in a non-Crossfit gym

LOL, I guess that's enough motivation for now. Whatever you do, I hope you do it well and get great results!

Thanks for your reply. Too bad about the lousy posture for those crossfit types wink. I wasn't sure either about what the differences were between crossfit and high intensity interval training (HIIT), so I did some research. HIIT is usually done no longer than 30 minutes, as you go all out for a brief period followed by a shorter rest period in which you move but do not extend yourself (think of sprinting the track as fast as you could for 440 meters and then walking for the next 30 seconds before doing it again). You can vary the type of exercise each interval as long as you go full out, and that way it is easier to extend it to 30 minutes. There is some independent research to suggest that it is extremely effective for weight loss (more than regular aerobic), good at improving athleticism, but not as effective as some other fitness programs including crossfit training for building muscle mass. Crossfit includes some HIIT but also includes several other types of workouts as well.

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