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Old 14th October 2017, 10:04 AM   #16
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To Eight:

Thanks, I for sure will Google that!
Glad to hear of your success too!
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Old 15th October 2017, 9:55 AM   #17
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Forget that 5x5 crap, it's the slowest approach you can take to making gains. I'm recovering from shoulder surgery and I currently do 8 sets of 10-15 reps. Normally it would be 12+ sets of 6-10 reps when I'm lifting heavier weights.

If you want the best overall workout for fitness, do circuit training. It's a great combination of cardio and resistance, and the chance of injury is low since a lot of it is calisthenics. Here's a sample program:

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/worko...-training-work

When you're feeling fit and ready, up it and do more of a Crossfit style workout. Personally I think that is the best workout for overall fitness, I'm just not big on the cultish aspect of it, so I design my own workouts.
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Forget that 5x5 crap, it's the slowest approach you can take to making gains. I'm recovering from shoulder surgery and I currently do 8 sets of 10-15 reps. Normally it would be 12+ sets of 6-10 reps when I'm lifting heavier weights.

If you want the best overall workout for fitness, do circuit training. It's a great combination of cardio and resistance, and the chance of injury is low since a lot of it is calisthenics. Here's a sample program:

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/worko...-training-work

When you're feeling fit and ready, up it and do more of a Crossfit style workout. Personally I think that is the best workout for overall fitness, I'm just not big on the cultish aspect of it, so I design my own workouts.
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Old 15th October 2017, 11:54 AM   #19
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Whoops! Thanks for pointing that out. It won't let me edit it so let's try this again:

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Old 15th October 2017, 12:54 PM   #20
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Well I took CautiouslyOptomistic's suggestion. I just got home from my 1st Body Pump class. Holy crap! That was exactly what I needed. I think every muscle in this body is going to hate me tomorrow. But I used lighter weights and I could not keep up at times. But I kept going. There is another class on Tuesday that I plan to go to. It was not pure hell like I thought it might be.

At this point for me I think the group/class setting is best for me as a person. I sometimes take the easy way out and it would be super easy to just avoid the hard stuff that challenges me. (Or only do a couple reps and say screw it.) As I get stronger I will hopefully see it differently.

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Circuit training was mentioned. Well here is how little I know:
There used to be a chain here called "Curves for Women" where there was a circle of different pieces of equipment. After so long (not sure how long, I never ever went) you move to the next machine. I thought that was the true definition of circuit training. Ooooops.
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