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Old 04-26-2008, 01:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to build up my endurance and strength. I plan on doing as many 'perfect' push ups as I can every night and doing Hindu squats, Hindu push ups, and bridging every Mon/Wed/Fri. Is that good enough? Will I have to lift weights? (I prefer not to.) How much should I be running each week? And what are some good numbers I should be doing for Hindu squats/push ups?
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Old 04-26-2008, 03:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you want to build strength you need to lift weights. For endurance though, you should definitely check out rosstraining.com. As far as running I suggest uphill sprints, bleachers, and tabatha sprints. Also look into doing BW circuits. A lot of this stuff can be found on rosstraining as well.
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I would deffinitly be lifting weights especially to build strength. You have to lift heavy with low reps and high sets to really build strength, alot of compound movements. But to forget to also forget to train the smaller muscles, the same way, due to these smaller muscle also help you stabilize the weight when lifting and will also help you to lift more weight when trained also. For endurance you can stick with your BW excerises moving up to more reps everytime to keep gaining in muscle endurance. But for my endurance training I'm doing know, I to five different upper body excercises each for 1min for then moving on to the next,etc. for 1-5min round to simulate a fight. I do 5x5min rounds. I do upper body twice a week and lower body twice a week. This is very high volume training so you don't want to over train. I also include my fight training every other day in the off time and mix it up everyday when training for a fight. There are other excerises I do on these days but if your just begining I wouldn't worry about them so if you want to know my whole routine just send me a message. Good luck bro.
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What do you mean by BW excercises? And how should I be doing my squats and push ups? Right now I'm doing 5 sets of 10 push ups and 1 set of as many squats as I can do. I can't join a gym right now because I'm low on money so should I just leave out strength training or find an alternative? Also do cold showers help with anything, because I remember seeing videos of somebody sitting in a bathtub of ice and cold water as part of training.
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Ice baths for healing muscles. When you train/practice real hard.
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What do you mean by BW excercises? And how should I be doing my squats and push ups? Right now I'm doing 5 sets of 10 push ups and 1 set of as many squats as I can do. I can't join a gym right now because I'm low on money so should I just leave out strength training or find an alternative? Also do cold showers help with anything, because I remember seeing videos of somebody sitting in a bathtub of ice and cold water as part of training.

BW is body weight excerises. I would do 5 sets of as many pushups that you can do with strict form every other day. Everyday that you do them I would try to do atleast one more pushup each set. With squats do the same thing, but remember do them everyother day. You don't want to over train them give them atleast 24hrs to heal.
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Screw squats and push ups; just do burpees.
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