A simple simplefit workout?
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:54 am
My girlfriend is cusrious about simplefit after seeing my own results and wants to try it as well. But she can't do a push-up, not even close to do a pull-up but she can squat. Any ideas on how to put together a simple simplefit workout she can start with? I am thinking of replacing push-up with dumbbells and a bench etc...
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:04 am
Also, wall push-ups are a good start. Just stand against a wall and push off from that. She can adjust the angle as she progresses. The progression would be wall push-ups, knee push-ups, regular push-ups.
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:38 pm
Just my 2 cents, but when i started several months ago I couldn't do one push-up, not even a knee push-up.
Wall push-ups seemed too easy so what I did first is knee push-ups where the knees are on the floor but the arms are on a low couch. That seemed to give a good angle. After then progressed to knee push-ups, then full push-ups.
Now I can do 20 push-ups straight or 40 in two reps, and thats while weighting about 220lb. You wouldn't believe how fast you progress on these things. The key for me was average load on the arms with many reps and keeping at least 2 under failure.