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Old 05-17-2009, 04:40 PM   #11
Chris H Laing
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I second Rafes suggestion of MovNat. Looks like some really fun stuff. Definitely a good choice if you're gunna be gymless for a while on an island.
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:16 PM   #12
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Wow awesome suggestions from everyone. Thank you all so much. I had a feeling that a puzzle such as mine would interest you guys. Sandbags and MovNat had not crossed my mind.

As Mr. Low suggested, I have thrown together a possible week’s worth of training and would love some criticism.

Monday
Back Lever progression, 60 sec total (same as front lever, per http://www.dragondoor.com/articler/mode3/229/ and )
Planche progression, 60 sec total
Density training w/Sandbag Clean and Press, 20 minutes total with a goal of 50 reps (as seen here: http://www.ironsports.tv/it_all.htm )

Tuesday
BL prog
Planche prog
MovNat session on the beach

Wednesday
BL prog
Planche prog
MoveNat session on the beach

Thursday
Off

Friday
BL prog
Planche prog
Density training w/Sandbag Clean and Press

Saturday
Optional MovNat session on the beach

Sunday
Off

Some questions:
Is it enough to simply work the progressions? Or should there be other exercises in there (i.e. pseudo planche pushups, pull-ups, dips and whatnot) to work towards the gymnastic goals?
Should I do the planche progressions on the rings? I remember reading a recommendation to do so somewhere else on this site.
Should I work on the back lever instead of the front lever, even if the front lever is my eventual goal? I guess this question is better phrased as ‘In what order is it best to learn these moves?’. And where should the muscle up or handstands/HSPU fit in there?

So yeah, lots of questions I guess. Thanks again for the help.
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:36 PM   #13
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Depends what youre doing with MovNat if you can add more. If it's enough volume that it may be too much for the first part then keep it that way... once it gets easier add more. Shrug.

Also, you shouldn't do isometrics everyday. 2-3x a week max. Do some dynamic movements on rings like dips/pullups or maybe put together a mini routine or something along those lines.

Personally, I don't like BL all that much... FL + planche is fine if you want to do that but you can also do BL/planche. Doesn't really matter too much.

If you want you can try planche progression on rings... will take you a bit of time to get even tuck though...
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:52 PM   #14
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good call with the brycle lane. 100% legit. dont 'be shy about tweakign the timeframe if recovery is a problem, 30/10 has been giving good results for me.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:39 AM   #15
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If front lever is your eventual goal, I'd say start working front lever right now. I can only hold the adv tuck front lever for 5-8 seconds, but I can hold a full back lever for 2-3, and I'm pretty sure all the strength came from working the FL.
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:19 PM   #16
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Hey all, thanks again for the suggestions. I've started a log ( http://performancemenu.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4307 ) and plan to implement what we've discussed above over the coming months. Feel free to comment as you see fit.
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