coalnewbie wrote:I am starting a superset clinic at the horse farm. You arrive at 5AM and shovel horse poop until you are totally exhausted and I only charge $25 a morning. I am selling the program to the yuppies around here but so far the response is limited. I never tried the angle of survival training, that is a good approach. I know that if I don't shovel I don't survive. Psst, diet has a greater effect on longevity but genetics beats all. So exercise is third.
People make the mistake of thinking working hard, such as farming, is good enough. I don't care how much horse sh*t you have shoveled, I could put you through a workout that would leave you throwing up and in the fetal position in 20 minutes.
I grew up on a farm, I know about hard work. Hard work is good for the soul, exercising hard is good for the mind. Overcoming the brain's little sensor that says QUIT, ABANDON SHIP, STOP BEFORE YOU DIE, is important.
Not concerned with longevity. With whatever time I have I want to be able to move and react as efficiently as possible, work all day long without feeling like crap the next day, and hike for endless miles carrying 100+ extra pounds.
One of my favs is to do a hill sprint up 50 yards of hill, rifle in tow, lay down, and unload the mag. See how good my aim is when my heart rate is at 180!
KLook wrote:Well Rwalker, I play 3 on 3 basketball Sun. and Tue. with "old" guys. Then I have double header softball game each Thu. night for one more night then playoffs. After softball, I will go to basketball 3 nights a week and I am intending to lift something to regain some strength in my shoulders and core.
It is something, and sure beats sitting on the couch eating potato chips and beer. Optimally you want to keep your heart rate at 60-80% of your max for at least 30 minutes to an hour. Basketball might do it, softball there is too much standing around. I have noticed a trend of fatter and fatter MLB players! LOL!
Bodyweight exercises will accomplish what you are looking to do. Do a workout my friend has coined Blackjack. Start out with 21 push-ups and 1 body weight squat, then 20 push-ups and 2 bodyweight squats, etc. all the way to 1 push-up and 21 bodyweight squats. Limit the rest and try and increase the speed you do it in. Do it 3 times a week. The other 3 days do sit-ups and burpees http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Dq_NCzj8M
. Same rep scheme.