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Starting Strong, Issue #013 -, Just A Quick Note...
December 10, 2010
No weight training info today - because we're focusing on weightless strength training.
These days it's cold outside, and very tempting to just stay in. But...
If you're staying in, do something creative with bodyweight exercises. And if you're going out, go to the gym, run, or do whatever you do regularly to workout.
I'll leave you with this quote…
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Table of Contents
2) The Grip Exercises You Need
3) Great Grip Strength Exercises
4) Top Submission: How I Motivated Myself All the Way to a Better Body
5) Top Submission: Working Out When You Are Out Of Shape And Broke!
6) SELECT ARTICLE- Keys For Weightless Strength Training
Use these hand strengthening exercises to get way stronger hands and grip. Simple exercises and hard work produce awesome strength!
Use these grip exercises to quickly build strong hands - and on the cheap!
Use these two grip strength exercises to build crushing hand strength.
Two years ago, I was a mess. I sat around on the couch all day eating terrible food, and I had allowed myself to slowly balloon up over the years. This...
I have started to think a lot more about my fitness and health in the last few years. I have been doing some "working out" at my home with some kettlebells left by the previous owner.
6) Keys For Weightless Strength Training
◆ Use Tools With Your Bodyweight
Don't just do push-ups on the floor. Use other tools and items to give yourself an even better workout.
For example, boxes are great. You can use them for incline push-ups, decline push-ups, to help you with your one leg squats, etc.
Jungle gyms are great too, if you live near a park. The bars are good for pull-ups, chin-ups, dips - you name it!
Be creative and find some stuff to use in your workouts.
◆ Do Negatives
Right at the end of your set, when you think you can't do any more push-ups (or other exercise), it's a great time to do negatives.
Get yourself into the starting position for the exercise (the top of a push-up) and then slowly, with as much control as possible, let yourself down. Then get back up, with your legs helping your arms if you're that tired, and do it again.
Since you can't go to a lighter weight for most bodyweight exercises, negatives will help you get sore more - I mean get stronger when you have no strength left ;-)
◆ Do Something With Your Strength
Don't just build strength for yourself. Show it off, do sports, help people...
Just doing strength training for yourself good, but having a reason and other people who can appreciate it will make it so much better. Along the path to strength, others' appreciation is a delicious treat.
◆ Sometimes, You Need To Go Crazy!
Throw caution to the wind and do push-ups till your arms ache and your sinews strain. Till you can't go any further.
And then do another one.
Programming and planning your workouts is great, but your passion and desire to get stronger must come out in them. Don't let yourself be caged by numbers - if you still have energy left, push yourself harder!
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Train hard, do your best, & see you next month!
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