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    Hello everyone,

    I have a few questions and would appreciate any input.

    I have been training for a while now, extensively with upper body movements. The movements I enjoy focusing on include handstand pushups and various grip chins and pullups. I love to train and could do the stuff everyday. But I feel like I might be over cooking myself right now. I am a little bit achy in the shoulders, but I absolutely love doing this stuff and pushing my body to the limit. How would you guys design a weekly workout around these 2 movements? Right now I am still taking it easy on my lower body. I had 2 hip surgeries within the past year so I am avoiding sprints and high impact lifting. I walk my dog 5-10 hours a week, and move around plenty at work.



  • #2
    Look up Al Kavadlo, both posts on this forum and his web site Al Kavadlo – We're Working Out! | We're Working Out!


    • #3
      Day 1:
      Hand stand pushups
      Lat raises
      Front raises

      Day 2:
      Cardio (HIIT)

      Day 3:
      Pull ups
      DB Curls
      Bent over rows
      Preacher Curls

      Day 4:
      Cardio (HIIT)

      Day 5:
      Pushups or bench press
      DB flies
      Incline Bench DB Bench press
      Tricep pull down

      Day 6:
      Leg workout

      Day 7:
      Fitness Wayne | Paleo Health, Exercise and Weight Loss Blog
      Fitness Wayne Facebook Page


      • #4
        "hey guys. make me a workout plan cause I am lazy"

        -99% of this forum.


        • #5
          Originally posted by Kingofturtles View Post
          "hey guys. make me a workout plan cause I am lazy"

          -99% of this forum.
          He's just asking for some input...


          • #6
            Originally posted by bonaldgonza
            make me a workout plan cause I am lazy

            Lazy. No, not at all. I'm just asking for input, to see what others have had success with. Trust me, I'm far from lazy. I am a very ambitious person and hard working person. Please don't say things like that if you don't know someone. Thanks


            • #7
              I do pull ups, push ups every single day. There are hundreds of variations you can experiment yourself.
              Moving your own body weight does not need any funny periodization. Get the nutrition and sleep right and you should be OK.

              This 60y old man does 700 push ups everyday, 5 days a week.

              Few but ripe.