muser

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I've always found it really hard to exercise without specific end goals, which recently were climbing strength, but calisthenics is great for this.. you have one end movement you aim for with a whole load of progressions to get there. As long as you dont pick one that is insanely hard its general a lot more motivating then just going for bigger muscles or heavier weights imo, especially since weights aren't a possibility at the moment for most.
 

muser

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not calisthenics but if you have a kettle bell or a big bottle of water Turkish Get-ups are great, takes quite a while to learn the movement so feels like your learning and covers so many muscles and stabilization.
 

luka

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I've always found it really hard to exercise without specific end goals, which recently were climbing strength, but calisthenics is great for this.. you have one end movement you aim for with a whole load of progressions to get there. As long as you dont pick one that is insanely hard its general a lot more motivating then just going for bigger muscles or heavier weights imo, especially since weights aren't a possibility at the moment for most.
Give us an easy one, we'll all try and master it
 

luka

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This Slav says it took him several months to get to the pathetic beginners level he has managed to reach thus far. What chance have we got?
 

muser

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well with that negative attitude there's no chance, dont let him intimidate you!sometimes its more about the journey than the destination..
 

Leo

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a month of rowing 5-6 times a week for 40-50 minutes each (average 7,000-8,000 meters). did 60 minutes/10,100 meters once just for the hell of it. average calorie burn 370-430 per session. lost five pounds (seemingly entirely off my slight beer gut) and definitely not a creaky as I sometimes used to be. back and knees much more springy. more of a cardio workout, so not bulking up but definitely toned a bit in arms and legs.

coupled with all-veg diet, I might come out of this in better shape than when I went in. only downside so far is my boney butt can get a little bit sore on the hard plastic seat.
 

mvuent

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a month of rowing 5-6 times a week for 40-50 minutes each (average 7,000-8,000 meters). did 60 minutes/10,100 meters once just for the hell of it. average calorie burn 370-430 per session. lost five pounds (seemingly entirely off my slight beer gut) and definitely not a creaky as I sometimes used to be. back and knees much more springy. more of a cardio workout, so not bulking up but definitely toned a bit in arms and legs.

coupled with all-veg diet, I might come out of this in better shape than when I went in. only downside so far is my boney butt can get a little bit sore on the hard plastic seat.
when the quarantine's over we should have a dissensus 2000m race. everyone posts their time on the rowing machine. not sure what the incentive would be but yeah.
 

Leo

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when the quarantine's over we should have a dissensus 2000m race. everyone posts their time on the rowing machine. not sure what the incentive would be but yeah.
I haven't been rowing for speed, mostly aiming for distance/endurance. I'm only at about 25-27 strokes per minute, maybe 2:45-2:55 minutes per 500 meters. I should pick up the pace for a better cardio workout but under orders from Dr. Luka, I don't want to overdo it.
 

luka

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That doesn't look safe. I'm worried about you. Can't you try jogging on the spot instead
 

muser

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been doing this routine every morning and it's been great. feels as if i have much more energy during the day and i sleep better at night. can recommend. it's just that whenever you encounter a table somewhere you feel tempted to have a go at it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yxK24PJcsE

I've been wanting to try this but I've only got a really unstable round table and about a 70cm squared little coffee table thing, eventually had to give up as my legs were going black and blue from trying to wrap around the edges.
 

Leo

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been doing this routine every morning and it's been great. feels as if i have much more energy during the day and i sleep better at night. can recommend. it's just that whenever you encounter a table somewhere you feel tempted to have a go at it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yxK24PJcsE
I'm sure it's good exercise but that guy looks like he's gone crazy. seriously, imagine someone glancing out their kitchen window and seeing their next-door neighbor doing that, they'd think he'd lost his mind.
 
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