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Old 05-09-2008, 04:26 PM   #21
Larry Wright
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Originally Posted by Tom Rawls View Post

Do you have access to a good rowing machine? The rower offers an excellent way to get in some high-intensity work or longer endurance sessions without beating the shit out of your knees.

Also, walking is good.
No. I don't really have alot of knee pain currently. I take glucosamine and a good amount of fish oil to help with the stress on my joints. I am worried about running/jogging/sprinting now and then a few years from now regretting it because I damaged my knees and it just took some time to see the effects.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:20 PM   #22
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That's a good thing.

I would start with the foot mobility drills prior to all of your walks. I found that really helped circumvent most of the pains I get when running.
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:56 AM   #23
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background: 5'11" 325#. sq 400+ dl 500+ op275ish haven't ME'd in two months and doing more metcon lately than strength.

I presently row and bicycle as well continuing regular powerlifitng sessions focusing only on compound lifts. Order of volume, squats, deadlift, power cleans, overhead presses. I don't bench very much at all cept to gauge strength once in a blue moon as I do tons of push ups dips and pullups.

A recent addition that I found has actually leaped my aerobic fitness as gauged my capcity on the rower has been adding two tabata sessions somewhere in the week. I use dumbbell thrusters for one and for the other I do a compound tabata of pullups and dips since I have not yet trained muscle ups, but I will, yes I will . This I use modified times. 30 seconds assisted pullups 30seconds dead hang dips 30 seconds rest. repeat 8 times.

All anecdotal to be sure, but my waste is still falling and my performance level is still improving. To run you have to run and do pullups to do pullups, just like GNU is Not Unix, and I'll leave that to those who have to do it and know more about it. My goal is that I am going to get back down to around 250ish and doing sets of ten or more dead hang pullups and twice BW squats and deads lots of stretching and hi intensity rowing and biking for endurance. At this point in my life for fight or flight Im prettymuch commited to fight, it is what it is so I will continue to train that way.

To reiterate, purely on the notion of being able to do more work over a longer period of time, adding tabatas I have found helped me a ton. They are definitely an awesome tool in the chest.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:51 PM   #24
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I'm partial to burpees myself. Long sets shred fat and increase metabolism like nothing else.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:55 AM   #25
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Could burpees be a big stress on the joints at that size? That's what I would be concerned with. There is the round back issue with the burpee as you tuck up from the pushup and the impact landing.

I still like the idea of the rower and tabata's preferably. I dunno about the bike because I hear about knee pain with biking and I've felt knee funniness myself just having to ride to and fro from point A to B as my transportation. Swimming maybe as well or running in water.

For a big guy, I think I would err on the safety side and at most do vertical jumps and landings from a 1/4-above parallel squat for metcon or lunges. For that jump, I would focus on landing correctly. Yeah, I'm a gymnast and I use these for warmups or conditioning but they are pretty useful so long as they aren't done in excess.

BB/DB complexes like the "Bear". I think learning how to POSE with limited volume would be good so long as the focus was on learning the form with a light intensity.

Talk about thread revival, but it's a good thread.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:35 AM   #26
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