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Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
Are you being serious? 4 hours gym and 3 hours sports time every day? Only 6 hours of sleep? Be careful your body needs time to recuperate.
And works an 8 hour a day job? I call ******** on that. Nobody can sustain that everyday. And who has time to spend 4 hours in the gym before working an 8 hour day and then 3 hours of sports at night... No offense, but that's just insanely idiotic. I'm all for fitness and staying in shape, but how do you have any life whatsoever if you spend 15 hours a day working/working out? And no ****ing way you can do a 4 hour workout every morning on like 6 hours of sleep.

"No no no, nothing about this adds up at all."

 

Rago

Hall of Fame
And works an 8 hour a day job? I call ******** on that. Nobody can sustain that everyday.
A person can either train long or train hard.

Claiming to do both = bullsh!t alert unless the person is blasting a bunch of gear.

1 hr a day of quality resistance training (full body) twice week and a bit of cardio on other days should be more than enough for the average Joe.

Squats and chin ups probably hit most of the muscles in the body; best bang for buck right there.
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
A person can either train long or train hard.

Claiming to do both = bullsh!t alert unless the person is blasting a bunch of gear.

1 hr a day of quality resistance training (full body) twice week and a bit of cardio on other days should be more than enough for the average Joe.

Squats and chin ups probably hit most of the muscles in the body; best bang for buck right there.
Yeah, I saw his break down, and I'm like you need 4 hours in the gym to burn 1200-1400 calories?

For legs, I usually hit 12-1400 calories in like 70-90 minutes with some cardio on a resistance bike, motion trainer/elliptical.

Yeah, I have a route with Kettlebells that has squats, slashes, swings, tows, etc. It pretty much works everything and I'm left pretty sore the next day or so.
 
Good to see you are making progress. Keep in mind that the lower you go, the more important the diet becomes. Low body fat is more about what you put on your plate than it is about what you do in the gym, especially when you are trying to push below 12 %. Start putting more emphasis on the diet aspect....remember that is 80% of the puzzle, so it is not something you want to overlook in any way.
Been traveling quite a bit the last couple months so it has been harder to eat a consistent diet. Also got a little less sleep.

As a result, strength-wise, I seem to have stalled in some of the exercises or progress has slowed.

Over the last several months, the only other exercise besides the workouts you gave me has been some tennis (doubles) and occasionally yoga.
I don't really get much of a workout from doubles, so I might start playing some pickup basketball and/or ultimate frisbee since it gets me running more in an explosive way. Have only played basketball 2-3 times in the last 10+ years and was curious what my standing vertical currently is. It is now only 23 inches.

Is it reasonable to add some sort of vertical jump program on top of the full body workout you gave me (where I go to the gym every 3 to 4 days)?

Or should they be done during different periods/times?
 
Help me out here... In the Ang Lee Hulk movie starring Eric Bana, in which track-and-field event scene do you think The Hulk had the best form? I can’t decide. I am hoping you are the right person to help.

A. Shotput
B. Discus
C. Hammer throw
D. Triple-Jump
E. Sprint
F. Other?
 
Dear Hitman, how does one estimate '80% intensity'?

IOW, how does one know the difference between the effort needed to be in the zone of optimizing gains vs. going too far.

extra points: How could Kevin Durant have made a better judgement to stay out of the game?
 
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