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Old 09-12-2010, 04:52 PM   #7
Derek Weaver
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Originally Posted by Grissim Connery View Post

her problem before was that she was doing every leg machine in the gym. i wanted to show her first that she can make improvements with little variety and cut down time as well by picking all encompasing motions. i figured it would be good to add supplemental exercises once an actual deficit has been found. in the meantime, i thought she should just develop a basis.

i could see that sort of metcon for when i'm available to tell her to keep going. she's the kinda person who needs somebody to tell her to do it. otherwise, she'll probably have to stick with regular cardio when she's on her own.

i picked DL over squat b/c i thought it would be easier to teach and get moving along with. i'll see if she'd prefer the squat.

chins or KTE is a long shot from now. although she can do a full body pull well, her upper body pullng strength is surprisingly weak right now. body rows are pretty tough for her. i figured enough DL and she should eventually be able to hold a deadhang.
I don't understand the bold. At least I don't think I do. Are you saying supplemental stuff once a strength/muscular imbalance is found? Or are you talking calories/body composition stuff?

If she goes to Bally's, they should have a Gravitron or whatever it is. The chin/pull up assist machine. Tell her to use it.

Like Samuel said:
Monday- Squat + assistance. That could be in the form of a circuit or super set or straight set stuff.

Wednesday Upper Pull or Push + Assistance (see above)

Friday - Deadlift + assist (see above). show her some circuit options she can use each day to fill in assistance.

Or like Dave said, Density training. It's not metabolic conditioning but can and often does have a similar effect. She doesn't need someone there to tell her to keep going. She just needs to set the timer for 20 minutes, keep track of work done. Aim to improve over time.

I have training ADD like a dork though, so easier said than done.
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