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Fitness Weekly Discussion

What have you been doing lately for your own fitness? Try out any new programs or exercises? Have any questions for others about your training? Want to vent about poor behavior in the gym? Started a new diet or have a new recipe you want to share? Anything else health and wellness related?

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  1. autumn
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    We ordered a treadmill, and it should be here on Saturday. Excited to walk and watch TV. Not sure how much jogging/running I’ll do, but even walking will be nice now that it’s getting dark so dang...

    We ordered a treadmill, and it should be here on Saturday. Excited to walk and watch TV. Not sure how much jogging/running I’ll do, but even walking will be nice now that it’s getting dark so dang early.

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    GIS_N6
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    I've recently been trying to create a general overall routine using bodyweight exercise for strength and some swimming with a lot of walking thrown in for cardio. I have a lot of trouble sticking...

    I've recently been trying to create a general overall routine using bodyweight exercise for strength and some swimming with a lot of walking thrown in for cardio. I have a lot of trouble sticking to schedules and routines for more than a few weeks so we'll see how that works out in the long run. In the meantime any resources or suggestions to switch up the bodyweight exercises are greatly appreciated.

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    1. piedpiper
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      I have a daily 20 minute routine I have to do for my back: 1 minute dead bugs 1 minute side planks (1 minute per side) 1 minute glute bridges 1 minute regular planks ~ 5 minutes of various...

      I have a daily 20 minute routine I have to do for my back:

      • 1 minute dead bugs

      • 1 minute side planks (1 minute per side)

      • 1 minute glute bridges

      • 1 minute regular planks

      • ~ 5 minutes of various stretches

      • Repeat

      I find this to be a pretty decent exercise on its own, and sometimes I just don’t have the time or energy to do anything else. But if I feel up to it, I will tack on a few exercises before or after this core routine. Usually some other body weight stuff like squats or pushups or some weight stuff like bench presses or bicep curls.

      For a while I would do my daily 20 minute back routine and then I would do a separate weight routine 2-3 times a week. I just found it so much easier to integrate the weight stuff into the daily routine and I really like the flexibility of doing it this way. Obviously if you have more specific goals this wouldn’t work, but for keeping me strong and healthy its been great for me.

      As for resources, I really like the Hybrid Calisthenics YouTube channel and website. The main thing for me, is that I really like Hampton's approach and attitude. I generally just like watching his videos as I find them interesting and motivating even if I don't do the particular exercise he's talking about. He also has a complete body weight training routine on his website with progressions for each exercise, so you can do it no matter your current fitness level.

      There is also the body weight fitness subreddit. There is a BWF Primer routine that is popular on there. The creator also put it on his personal website which has videos of all the different exercises.

      I just use these resources to learn different exercises and progressions and then work them into my own routine.

      Good luck!

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  3. piedpiper
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    I've been struggling a bit with low energy, which I think is just a combination of the weather, lack of sleep, poorer diet than usual and recovering from recent illnesses. So just trying to get...

    I've been struggling a bit with low energy, which I think is just a combination of the weather, lack of sleep, poorer diet than usual and recovering from recent illnesses. So just trying to get that stuff under control and get back on track.

    Also, I realized this week how important my daily walks are, not just for my fitness but my mental health.

    Lastly, I was able to touch my toes while standing for the first time ever yesterday. It wasn't something I was consciously working towards but rather a byproduct of the various hamstring stretches I've been doing over the last 8 months. It was a pretty cool moment and I made my partner take a picture.

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