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.
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