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Postby alibenx » Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:27 pm

Hey, I really appreciate the site. I'm just starting to work out again (did the Level 4 - Day 1 today). I've worked with weights regularly in the past and do pushups and crunches occasionally but haven't stuck to a workout plan in a while. I'm not overweight and in decent shape, so I'm working on building muscle rather than weightloss. My idea is to follow your plan and run on the off days (4-8 miles) and then take one day of rest from both each week. I was also thinking I would incorporate a core workout on one of the days. I realize the plan described here does use the core, but I want to target it a little more. Would it be better to do this workout on my pushup/pullup/squat day or my running day? I was thinking it would make more sense to do it with the pushups/pullups/squats so that my core can rest more on my running days. Thanks!
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Postby Admin » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:17 pm

Try both and see what feels better to you.

Let us know how it goes.
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Postby alibenx » Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:31 am

I was thinking about it a bit more and I'm thinking of incorporating a core specific workout into the rotations you've laid out rather than do it separately. For starters, I think I'll just try adding crunches or maybe sit ups... With level 4 I'm thinking 6 or 8 in each round for day 1, 15 in each round for day 2, and 41 for day 3. I'll update the thread once I've tried it out or change my plan.
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Postby Admin » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:02 am

That sounds great, let us know how it goes.
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Follow-up

Postby alibenx » Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:13 pm

Hey just checking back in. I added sit-ups to the workout like I had planned, and it's been going well. I kind of stopped following the numbers I had originally layed out for reps, and just sort of add some more every few workouts until it feels like the right amount. Really enjoying getting into better shape! Thanks.
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