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 Post subject: No weights, with all the pain
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:42 am 
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
So, unlike many I have denounced the use of weights.
Not because I dont believe it doesnt work, but simply because its too much of a hassle.

The focus of my workouts is that I dont need to go a certain place to do it. I got the inspiration when I was in the army and had to set up training programs for me and my privates in the field. Obviously carrying weights is a waste but we had a lot of other possibilities.

When I left the army I found it a bit frustrating to wait for machines, or weights in the fitness centres.
I want High intensity workouts, I dont have time to wait for 2 hunks talking with dumbells in their hands(as if their muscles will magically grow from that )

So I started mixing running and strength training.


This is from April, after 6 months of only using bodyweight workouts. And the first day of being vegan. Just before I was to cut, you know summer and all.

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This is in July, after being vegan for 2 months and I was done cutting.

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This is from August I had started a Mike Mahler program, while beginning to bulk

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And this last picture is from last week, Having some fun wth a friend, dont know how much progress can be seen.

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My program I am following now(loosely as I tend to rebel against my own programs if their carved in stone)

4 km run, high paced. It takes me to a pullupbar in Copenhagen where I start my strength part.

8 pullups, 400 meter sprint X3
20 elevated pushups, 15 lowerback hyperextensions X3
12 leg raises(From the pullupbar), 15 jumpingsquats(knees to chest) X3
20 Wide pushups, 20 jumping lunges X3
20 knuckle pushups, 10 onelegged squats(20 in total) X3
20 Diamond pushups, 20 Crunches X3

No breaks, except for the position change.

4 km run, as highly paced as possible home.

I do this 4-5 times a week.

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 Post subject: Re: No weights, with all the pain
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:56 am 
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Monday, off. Rough weekend that lasted til sunday, had plenty of Cardio.

Tuesday, Normal training routine, added 3 sets of 8 pullups when I got home.

Wednesday, 3 km high paced run, 200 varied push ups, 150 varied leg excersises, 200 varied crunches

Thursday, Normal training routine

Friday, 4 km high paced run, rest

Saturday, Off

Sunday, Off

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 Post subject: Re: No weights, with all the pain
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:53 pm 
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Ever since I began the spartan race training I have not used any weights (besides my sandbag and cinder block occasionally) and I am much happier with my training. Bodyweight all the way. I am interested to follow your training.

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 Post subject: Re: No weights, with all the pain
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:40 pm 
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Yeah I use a lot of bodyweight, I have just recently joined the gym to add some more options and variety and I got a cheap deal. Way to go with bodyweight exercises. I'm moving the pistol squat and handstand push-up at the moment.

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