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  • in reply to: greasing the groove #30306
    Robby Taylor
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    Sure, it can’t hurt. But if you can set aside 20 or 30 minutes a day at least twice a week for a more structured workout that would be more helpful. I view GTG as a sort of side training to help improve fringe skills, rather than a primary training approach. Although it is far better than nothing, and you will still see results. 15 sets is a lot that’s about once per hour if you sleep 8 hours. You might try doing 2 sets at a time but half as often. Seems to me it would be less cumbersome to just do a workout.

     

    In any case I’d suggest some leg work too. Pistol or shrimp squats are a great go to.

    in reply to: Handstands and bridges with push up bars #30291

    Thanks for the encouraging reply, Al!

    I think for headstands I might be better off starting with an elbow headstand. It will take some time for me to get comfortable doing headstands – gotta get over that fear of falling over! I’ll also start mixing in more pike push ups, which will hopefully help strengthen my shoulders. And who knows, maybe in a few months time I’ll work up the nerve to try to proper handstand! Slow and steady.

    in reply to: Wall walking bridges and headstand push ups #30294
    Rifat
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    Thanks. You are the man.

     

    in reply to: greasing the groove #30305
    thebeast
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    i’ll try out your advice :). how long will it take to get to about 20 pull ups, 5 one arm pushups on floor and lets say 5 pistol squats?
    will the gtg also improve strength and explosiveness or just endurance?

    in reply to: greasing the groove #30304
    Robby Taylor
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    Speed of progress depends on your dedication to your training and recovery, as well as your body’s ability to adapt to certain exercises. Could be anywhere from a couple of weeks to a number of months. Increasing your reps alone, especially from such low numbers, is an indicator of strength gains. I’d say 20 pull ups is more in line with about 10 pistols per leg. Explosiveness will come with strength, but you can train more specifically for it with plyometric exercises.

    in reply to: We’re Working Out! #30286
    Rifat
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    In a perfect bridge the hands, shoulders and head should be in one line when watching from side. But when i bridge my shoulders and head stays in one line but hands are 6-12 inches behind. I have tried to fix it but it happens every time . What can I do to fix it.

    in reply to: Back bridge problem #30289
    Robby Taylor
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    A picture would be helpful here, but it sounds to me like you’re describing a lack of shoulder and/or spinal mobility, such that the arch in your body is not as acute as it should be and thus your hands are farther from your feet than they otherwise would be. Mobility with the bridge comes with time, don’t worry too much about it, just keep bridging haha.

    in reply to: Back bridge problem #30288
    Rifat
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    Thanks.There is no one to shoot a photo for me. However it looks like camels back rather than inverted U.

     

    in reply to: Back bridge problem #30287
    Rifat
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    My back bridge looks like the back bridge demonstrated in wikihow. The only difference is that my arms are straight.

     

    in reply to: greasing the groove #30303
    thebeast
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    after a day of rest yesterday, i now have a harder time doing pull ups :/ can you explain this? please dont forget my previous post 😉

     

    in reply to: greasing the groove #30302
    thebeast
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    can you maybe give me another workout routine? my goal is 20 pull ups, 60 push ups, 15 OA push ups, 10 pistol squats, 2 DH muscle ups, 25 dips.
    my stats: 6-8 pull ups max, 20-25 push ups max, 0 pistol squats, 0 OA push ups, 0 muscle ups, 12 dips. i’m 15 yo, male. i can only start working out at 4:30 pm on weekdays. i have a pull ups bar, dip station and restistance bands (2-7 kg and 9-17 kg). i have basketball practice and jiujitsu classes 3-9 hours a week. my long term goals are planches, HS push ups, human flags, levers, …

    in reply to: greasing the groove #30301
    thebeast
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    i also want to jump higher 🙂

    in reply to: greasing the groove #30300
    Robby Taylor
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    There’s a lot of carry over between exercises. Focus on chin ups and australian pull ups, dips, diamond push ups, and pike push ups (overhead pressing shouldn’t be overlooked; in my opinion handstand push ups are more essential than one arm push ups), L leg raises and planks (working toward full hanging leg raises and L sits), and shrimp squats. In my experience most people find shrimp squats easier to learn than pistol squats, and they are still an awesome exercise. Jumping shrimp squats are excellent for lower body plyometric strength (which translates strongly to vertical jump height).

    Try starting out doing 3 days a week, I like working out every other day. Pick a few exercises that you feel good about doing that day, do 3-5 sets. I would say once you can consistently do sets of like 15 or 16 reps of an exercise then you’re ready for a harder variation, as far as strength building goes.

    in reply to: greasing the groove #30299
    thebeast
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    so 3-4 times a week, 3-5 sets, going to failure? will doing an excerices ones or twice a week increase my reps and build up strength? how fast will i get to for exemple 50 push ups if i only do 3-5 sets twice a week? how fast will i reach my first goals?

    in reply to: greasing the groove #30298
    Robby Taylor
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    I usually don’t go to complete failure, and I don’t think it’s the best idea to go to complete failure every single set; you want to be able to do a good number of reps the next set. If you want the fastest results, you have to either focus on strength training or building endurance; it will take longer to improve both. On this forum I typically suggest focusing on strength, keeping the rep ranges low (anything past 20 and you’re well into endurance territory).

    Beyond that, you’re overthinking it man. Just train. Everyone reacts differently, the only way to know for sure how long it will take is to do it. For the strength goals you listed, for most serious trainees who start out with high relative strength (such as people who are relatively small and/or young), I’d say 2-6 months is a reasonable time frame, but it will take longer for some people.

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