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Old 05-30-2007, 04:54 AM   #1
Derek Simonds
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Location: Deland, FL
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Default Severely De-Trained Individuals

We have all of our field staff in for a corporate meeting this week and looking around the table at dinner last night I have some seriously de-trained people. In fact I have worked with several of them to design programs they can follow for general well being and fat loss. I want to put together a simple program that I can give the group on Friday that they can all do together. In fact I am going to try and make it some kind of a challenge with money on the line.

Here are the salient points

1) I have had a couple of the guys try tabata's and they complain that it is too hard. I even went so far as to break it down to the easiest I could. How many squats could you do in 5 minutes ok now divide that by 8 and do that number in 20 seconds then rest, do that 8 times. Next time you do tabata's try and increase the number by 1.

2) All of these guys live on the road 4 days at a time. Most hotels have cardio gyms so bodyweight is probably the most we will consistently get for muscle building.

3) Their diets collectively suck. When you travel constantly a lot of times you end up eating airport food, getting to the hotel late, grabbing a meal at the bar and having a couple of drinks before you head up to the room to pass out.

4) Based on their schedules something that could easily be done in 30 - 45 minutes.

I was thinking of some type of rotation with

treadmill walking on an incline
every 3 minutes doing as many push-ups as you can
do for a total of 25 minutes

treadmill walking on an incline 20 minutes
5 sets of squats, situps, BE

I know that working with people that are de-trained is tough and that the most improvement would come from diet changes. Let the ideas fly.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin
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