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Bodyweight exercises for beginners

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Jul 2021
9:23am, 28 Jul 2021
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sallykate
I think full sit ups are something to work up to - especially from my perspective as someone with a back issue. Plank is good, especially with variations. Pilates is a good way forward to start with as you focus on the deeper muscles.
Jul 2021
9:27am, 28 Jul 2021
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HappyG(rrr)
Agree re Pilates, totally sk - I think if I plot my running injuries on a graph against my Yoga/Pilates, they are the inverse of each other. Less of one = more of the other! :-) G
Jul 2021
9:35am, 28 Jul 2021
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EvilPixie
haha Happy!

I find doing core/strength work hard as my head doesn't see it as training
it's a nice extra if I have time so 99% of the time I don't

BUT if I want to get this bloody race of mine finished (3rd time lucky and all that) I need to get myself in the best shape possible so I will have to bite the bullet as such
Jul 2021
9:39am, 28 Jul 2021
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lammo
Good habit to get into now EP, everything will be easier with a strong core
Jul 2021
9:47am, 28 Jul 2021
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EvilPixie
this is my thinking
so planning and scheming
I also expect a return to work soon so thinking about actually using the gym part of my gym membership and not just the pool
Jul 2021
10:02am, 28 Jul 2021
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HappyG(rrr)
Well now EP, we have a thread called Tracking Total Training, where we encourage people to log their Core (and anything else beneficial - stretching, walking, meditating?!) in order to track EVERYTHING that helps, not just the running, swimming, biking, etc.

Come play?

fetcheveryone.com/forum/tracking-total-training-time-60969/

:-) G
Jul 2021
10:03am, 28 Jul 2021
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EvilPixie
Oh seen that title and never looked

assumed it was a question thing originally! My bad
Aug 2021
5:44pm, 1 Aug 2021
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FenlandRunner
For a complete beginner what you people recommend for a four-week programme?
Aug 2021
5:55pm, 1 Aug 2021
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Ness
Hi Fenland Runner. When I first started weight training (about 10 years ago), I picked a full body workout to strengthen and hopefully improve my running. I used a programme from the Muscle and strength website. I adapted it because of my resurfaced hip but it worked well for me. Here are a couple of links that might help...

muscleandstrength.com

file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/dumbbellonly_0.pdf
Aug 2021
5:57pm, 1 Aug 2021
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Ness
One of the links didn't work....

muscleandstrength.com

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