Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Marius_Hancu, Nov 1, 2004.
Really some great sites and links , really helpful. Thanks for sharing.
Great workouts, stretching, warm-ups etc.
Good youtube page too.
for body weight stuff..
from a "fitness education" standpoint (eg. not necessarily for workouts)... big fan of
* rob wolfe,
* pavel tsatsouline,
* elliot hulse
* mark rippetoe
gymnasticbodies.com is great, and I second anything by Pavel. I've been on a podcast kick lately... easier to digest large amounts of info while driving/working out/anything where you can wear headphones. Robb Wolfe's Paleo Solution podcast is full of good info for both nutrition and training.
For the Pavel uninitiated,
One golden nugget of info from Pavel I got was from a podcast... and he was talking about planks. You know, the everyday variety of planks, that people try to hold for greater than 3 minutes... (I used to be in the this camp)
He went on to blast the 3 min plankers, and said, it should take more than like 20-30s to get the benefits of the plank, presuming you're flexing every part of you body as hard as you can,..
I tried it, wow what a difference (compared to the hold-as-long-as-you-can-variety-of-plank)
+1 on Rippetoe. He cuts through the BS, and makes you ask yourself some very pointed questions. He very much says that once you are past the novice stage(ie, need more than 48 hours to recover from a workout and put more weigh ton the bar), continuing to chase gains may not be the best use of your time, depending on your goals/sport.
You begin to realize a lot of the stuff out there is really just excuses not to put weight on the bar. Does a 600 lb squat help a tennis player more than 400? Maybe, but the time spent to get from 400 to 600 likely isn't the best use of a tennis player's time. But a 400lb squat will be of great benefit to a tennis player who can barely squat 150, and it takes not that much time if you do the program.
StrongLifts 5x5 (http://stronglifts.com/5x5/) is great - have been using it for years.
Just FYI, stronglifts is a ripoff of Starting Strength. He just took Rippetoe's work, changed it from 3x5 to 5x5 and passed it off as his own.
who has time for all this ?? I need something you can do in 15 minutes and put you in powerful great condition for matches coming up that weekend...
that site is for weight lifters. if tennis player did that , he couldn't play tennis because of too much muscles.
Not really, cressey also coaches a lot of Baseball Players and other athletes. He used to be a power lifter but his programs are still a lot better suited for Players than for example starting strength or 5*5 because he adjusts his programs to individual Needs of athletes. he is not a dogmatic power lifter, for example he doesn't have his pitchers do back squats and bench presses because he thinks those are hard on the shoulders which is stressed hard on pitchers anyway and instead uses a lot of specific excercises.
Um, no. Starting Strength is for novice trainees. Ie., those who can recover from a workout in 48 hours or less and lift more weight the next time. Which is the category 99% of everyone who might ever read this thread will ever be. And having a strong upper body is better for every athlete than not having one. This is in line with the "squats are bad for the knees" mentality that is out there. Squats *done wrong* are bad for the knees, as is most everything else. But squats aren't bad for the knees, nor are presses bad for the shoulders. And I have no idea why squats would be hard on the shoulders. If you're flexible enough to throw a ball that hard, you are flexible enough to get the bar in the right position.
Looks gimmicky at first but honestly changed my life.
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