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  1. Totally not a double post, just here to agree with myself.
  2. Here you go: Note that this is not a strength-only issue. You might have tight hamstrings that prevent you from getting your toes straight to the bar. Stretch your hamstrings everyday.
  3. Heavy bag stuff can be a good conditioning option. You can easily swap out a treadmill session for a heavy bag session. You could do intervals. Pick a combo (like jab-jab-hook or something) and do that for 30 seconds. Rest 30 seconds. Do that 10 times. You'll be toast afterwards
  4. Some quick tips: 1. Make meal prep and grocery shopping your priority. 2. Make protein a priority. Have a generous serving of protein at breakfast. 3. Drink water. Lots of it. Nothing else (occasionally unsweetend tee or coffee and some red wine). 4. Walk every day. Don't do all of this at once. Pick the one point that looks the easiest to you (maybe that's drinking water?). Then get that one thing dialed in and get to the next point when it's second nature.
  5. Just googled Miss Muddy. Looks like serious fun, congrats! 7 months is more than enough to get in decent shape for that. First off, the main part is simply running. So practice running 1-2 times a week. Second, handling your own bodyweight competently will give you a huge advantage. Do some bodyweight circuit training 1-2 times per week. Here is beginner routine with 4 basic movements. 3 workout days per week will be plenty. Try this structure: Week 1: Run, bodyweight circuit, run Week 2: BW circuit, run, bw circuit Repeat. Have at least one rest day between workout days. Hope that
  6. I've tried a few in different gyms. I like the ones from DragonDoor the most. They've got a really nice touch, they don't chip (meaning no paint will come off if they bounce against something), they have no weld seam at the handle. They're pricier than most, but these will last you a lifetime and you can easily resell them on ebay once they get too light (they'll be basically as good as new). You can get them here.
  7. Great job, man! Be aware of the fact that walking home first for the BBWW can be a trap. Once you're home, it's much easier to hit the couch or get distracted by something else. I'd advice you to do the BBWW at the gym. I have just the perfect thing for your mornings: 5 minute flow. Read that article! Really did change my life. I did an article where I provide a little bit more structure to it if that's your thing.
  8. First off, very smart move to get proficient with BW exercises first before doing anything with weights. I'm not a big fan of cardio machines, but the rowing machine is a bit of an exception, so great choice What's great about rowing is that that's a movement you don't usually do during the day. Working at a desk every day can lead to a slumped-over posture. Rowing counteracts this. One question: Is this just a plan or did you actually try doing it? Going from doing not much to 6 days a week sounds like eager-beaver syndrome. You're highly motivated right now and overestimate your willp
  9. Personally, I wouldn't nerd out with the numbers too much. Now matter how diligent your measurements, this will always be a rough estimate. I know it sounds woo-woo, but tune into your body. You said you feel nauseous when you eat bigger portions, so don't eat bigger portions. Everybody is different. I'm someone who thrives on 1 or 2 big meals a day, you seem like someone who functions best with more frequent but smaller meals. How long have you been plateauing? Usually, people don't hit a real plateau but just run into a speedbumb down the road. Fat loss is not a linear process. You sou
  10. Strength training. Like, real strength, not wannabe bodybuilding. Stop reading fitness magazines and inform yourself about the big lifts: Squat Deadlift Press (Overhead or Bench) Pull-up Here is a Youtube playlist from The Art of Manliness with Mark Rippetoe: Get some popcorn, sit down, watch and listen. For programming, there are tons of good predesigned programs out there. The two most popular are Starting Strength (based on the book) and StrongLifts. StrongLifts also has a whole wiki with videos and recommendations on how to do the lifts. Ya'know, we can argue all day that you
  11. You won't overtrain. Overtraining is a phenomenon that happens to the whole body (it's got to do with hormones and stuff), when you just work out too damn much. That happens when you train 2-3 hours every day and you will definitely "feel" this through your overall health (feeling tired all the time, but unable to sleep, nervousness and lots of other unfunny stuff). It will not happen if you worked your back muscles a tiny bit too often. Another thing that one may worry about: Repetitive overuse. Think about tennis elbows from doing one specific joint motion over and over again. The swee
  12. Okay. So I've picked these 3 for you. I have never seen you move, so this is just my best guess on what can be helpful to you. Squat to Stand: (hamstring and hip mobility) Half Kneeling Dorsiflexion: (you don't need all those props. If you don't have a stick, just support yourself with your arms on your front knee) Crab Walk to Squat: https://youtu.be/zJBLDJMJiDE?t=1m On your StrongLift days, you always have 3 main lifts. Pair each of those lifts with one of these drills. In every rest period, spend some time on these movements. You don't have to count reps or time it or anyt
  13. Looks like a solid plan! As long as you're making progress with your fat loss goal, consider your plan perfect and don't let anybody tell you something else. Regarding mobility work: First, find a why for your mobility work, i.e. in what area do you lack mobility that you want to increase? If you have mobility issues that you want to work on, pick 2-3 mobility drills that specifically address these issues. Then sprinkle these drills into your rest periods while lifting. So instead of sitting around for 2-3 minutes between sets, do a mobility drill. This will save time, make the rest p
  14. Of course, situps are the best exercise if you want to get good at doing situps. However, if you can't do them because you burned your back doing them on the carpet, hanging knee raises can help. Find something to hang from and raise your knees to your chest. Consider getting a mat or something if you plan on doing lots of situps on the floor again.
  15. Let's just stop the name calling right there. No one was trying to be condescending and everyone is here to help. Most trainees will experience DOMS regardless of their training "level". People are different, though. Some just don't get very sore, no matter what they do, and then there's people like me, who get sore from a hard workout even if I've done the exercises for hundreds and thousands of reps. But, from my own experience and from what I hear from everybody else, the degree of soreness does decrease with training experience. Being intensely sore all the time (that's what I think Pa
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