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by scumdogg
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Day 1, rest between sets?
Replies: 1
Views: 5265

Re: Day 1, rest between sets?

As little as possible. Your goal is to get the maximum number of sets in 20 min., so this is a real cardio workout and you'll be huffing and puffing by the end. A beginners tip: if you have a problem with burning out too soon because you take no rest during the first bunch of sets and then take too ...
by scumdogg
Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Traveling Pull-Ups?
Replies: 2
Views: 6629

Re: Traveling Pull-Ups?

You could try door towel rows [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=basCkYP5fPk ]. Most hotel bathrooms have pretty heavy doors with heavy duty handles that should be able to support your weight. Just sub 3 rows for 1 pullup. To get the most benefit from the rows, concentrate on gripping the towel hard a...
by scumdogg
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: fitness community
Topic: What is your opinion on Crossfit?
Replies: 3
Views: 9209

Re: What is your opinion on Crossfit?

I like crossfit and graduated to doing the crossfit WODs after a year of simplefit. I didn't attend a crossfit gym, I just did them at home with the equipment I had. I think crossfit is a great way to acheive overall fitness, but like others have said, with crossfit you get fit, but you won't excel ...
by scumdogg
Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Spartan Beast
Replies: 5
Views: 12502

Re: Spartan Beast

And for everyone looking for some inspiration to join a Spartan race, have a look at the Chris Davis Project. He started at almost 700 lbs and is trying to get in shape to finally compete in a Spartan Ultra Beast http://blog.spartanrace.com/the-chris-davis-project-week-11/ . I don't agree with all t...
by scumdogg
Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Spartan Beast
Replies: 5
Views: 12502

Re: Spartan Beast

@mr_fro2000 Go for it! Start with the 5K Spartan Sprint. In that one you do an obstacle every 500m. You'll get muddy, you'll get sore, and you'll have a blast. As I said before, doing the simple fit program regularly should prepare you pretty well for most obstacles in the Sprint; I'd just throw in ...
by scumdogg
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Spartan Beast
Replies: 5
Views: 12502

Re: Spartan Beast

Oh, I was definitely a humble man as I staggered across the finish line :) I realize that I was getting a little complacent in my training and this forced me to push far past my comfort zone. It's given me a new perspective on what "fit" is and has given me focus again. Once my legs and feet have st...
by scumdogg
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Spartan Beast
Replies: 5
Views: 12502

Spartan Beast

I just finished running a Spartan Beast race this past weekend and wanted to pass on some of the things I learned in case anyone else was interested in participating. First, don't train for the obstacles, train for cardiovascular fitness, so that means run, run, run. I always thought my cardio was p...
by scumdogg
Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Can I use SF to supplement myself?
Replies: 1
Views: 8000

Re: Can I use SF to supplement myself?

There should be no problem mixing simplefit with another program, but keep in mind while mixing two different programs you will lose weight and gain strength, but you won't excel at either. What I mean by that is by dividing your focus between two different workout strategies you won't be able to de...
by scumdogg
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: workouts
Topic: Bri3626 log
Replies: 610
Views: 151383

Re: Bri3626 log

Good effort. I've been trying forever to nail double unders and have yet to get even a few in a row. I think part of the problem, at least for me, is the rope; you need a fast rope for good double unders. I'll have to pick up a better rope and then revisit Ross Enamait's jump rope training http://ww...
by scumdogg
Thu May 31, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Arm pain
Replies: 8
Views: 8023

Re: Arm pain

Can you tell if it's muscular pain or is it joint/tendon? If it's muscular, then it's the pushups that are doing it. If it's joint or tendon, pushups may still be responsible but it could also be the pullups. I've had elbow pain from pullups when I didn't control my descent and just dropped into a d...
by scumdogg
Fri May 04, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Off day work outs?
Replies: 4
Views: 10805

Re: Off day work outs?

Thumbs up for tabata jump rope! I've been jumping rope as a filer workout or as part of my warm up or cool down and love it. Check out Ross Enamait for some excellent suggestions on how to change things up http://www.rosstraining.com/articles/jumprope2.htm
by scumdogg
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Squat substitution
Replies: 4
Views: 6429

Re: Squat substitution

As Kevin said, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. I would add, however, that knee pain during squats is mostly attributed to bad form. Most people will start squats by pointing their feet straight forward and moving their knees forward first and then their hips, dropping into a squat. This resu...
by scumdogg
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Spartan Race
Replies: 0
Views: 8454

Spartan Race

Has anyone ever tried the Spartan Race? I was talked into joining one with a couple guys from work and I'm now second guessing myself.
by scumdogg
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: fitness community
Topic: gym club
Replies: 1
Views: 7036

Re: gym club

I would agree with you. I suspect that the main reason many ladies join a women-only gym is so that they don't have to put up with guys staring at them/trying to pick them up all the time. I know many gyms are a meat market and many women do not want to put up with it. If you are able to deal with t...
by scumdogg
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Fitness Goals
Topic: How long will it take until I can notice results?
Replies: 4
Views: 7354

Re: How long will it take until I can notice results?

That really will depend on your effort level, your diet, and your genetics. For example, if you're doing day one and you manage to get 20 reps, is 20 really the best you could do, or could you really have done 22 but decided to take a bit of a longer break? Your dedication is what will determine how...