I’ve received emails asking me if I’m serious. Do I really follow an exercise routine written by a girl?
Yes, Yes I do.
Shawna is the real thing and there are many, many men who also follow her. She’s well respected. Let me say this.
Click on this banner and check out some pictures of Shawna. Note her shoulder development in particular. That’s what caught my eye. Well, that was part of it.
She puts an emphasis on pull ups. There’s a reason for that. Do a few pull ups. The pull ups are done with your palms facing away from you. They’re tough, right? How do you increase them?
That’s what she shows you and she goes beyond that. She’ll keep you updated on new advances and pass along new workouts throughout the year. And she responds to your questions.
My shoulders feel more powerful than ever and my pull ups are increasing. I still do some weight training, in fact she includes routines. I also do cable work and continue to run regularly.
But the pull ups are my main focus and her routine will have you popping out a number of them even if you can’t do even one right now.
I found an article that would have made me do a cartwheel if I was able to.
After a strength training workout drinking a glass of chocolate milk can actually be beneficial.
I know, right?
Now I’m going to change somewhat from the recommendation and use whole milk. But if you like chocolate milk, you might want to check out this article.
Chocolate Milk After a Workout
OK. Been doing this about a month now. Man that is a tough workout and – it works!
My pull ups have increased by 3 – From 5 good strict ones to 8 good strict ones. My shoulders feel like they are on fire and my wife noted they look bigger.
Let me tell you something. Shawna charges a very fair price but she doesn’t stop when you buy her program. She adds more. I’ve got reports on how to increase number of burpees, more on increasing push ups and plenty on working the abs and core muscles.
I once again tell you though, if you do not plan to workout hard – the program is not for you. But you can get good results, probably just takes longer, if you can do even half of her workouts.
You can see I’ve cut the number of postings I do and will try to send out a new post once or twice a month. I’m busy writing books for the Kindle, believe it or not, and have limited time even though I’m retired. I have no idea how people get bored when they retire.
I had started to do this workout but some injuries to my shoulder (not related to this) caused me to put it off. I started again this week and just finished my 2nd workout of the week.
Listen, if you are not ready to do some seriously hard workouts, don’t get this course. I’m in good shape and workout regularly. I can’t get the entire way through workout 1 and 2 so had to cut reps and cut out some of the exercises temporarily. But I still got an outstanding workout!
If you work out hard and get minimal results, then you should try this. You know you are working out in a proven manner.
I’m doing the bodyweight workout portion. You can do the weight training workouts if you want to. I chose bodyweight because I am changing this site and tailoring it more to people who want to workout at home using their bodyweight. Ever see a gymnast’s body?
Anyway, the workout is designed to increase the number of pull ups you can do but after two workouts, it targets your overall body as well. That means your abs too.
More on this training as I continue.
Pull ups are an outstanding exercise and you should be doing them in your exercise routine. If you can’t do any at all, read on. If you can do a couple but want to increase that number, read on.
Many people do not include them for one simple reason. They are hard to do! Ask your friends how many pull ups they can do. Better yet, have them show you. This exercise is so effective as an overall upper body builder that it’s a shame so many ignore it.
I have the Perfect Pullup bar and also a bar in the basement but you can go outside and use a strong branch on a tree. The pull up differs from a chin up in that you have your palms facing away from you. I do both and we’ll discuss chin ups another day.
Now if you are unable to do even one pullup, here’s how you fix that. Have someone boost you up to the bar until your eyes are level with the bar, or stand on a chair or something. You will be doing a negative rep. As you lower your body to the ground, fight it. Take as long as you can to lower yourself.
Rest and try it again. This is also a good way to increase the number you can do now. Do as many as you can in strict movement, then fight the last ones.
Think how impressive it will be if you can get up to 10 reps. People will be in awe.
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There are a lot of sites set up to help you if you want to get ripped or develop huge muscles. Some of the best you will find here on TudeFitness.com. These programs I am featuring are all proven. They work.
But the purpose of this site is to help you get fit, get strong and help you look good. Mostly by exercising at home unless you want to head to a gym.
I have been asked if I am ripped or have 6 pack abs. I do not. I’m able to push myself very hard while working out. My weakness, however, is nutrition. I am simply unable to follow a good healthy diet which is necessary for that type of body. I’m strong and fit but love my potatoes and spaghetti and burgers. I don’t gain weight but taking off that extra fat just isn’t going to happen unless I change those diet habits.:-)
Not gonna do it! hahaha.
Anyway, a lot of you have asked me for more information on bodyweight exercises. I show you plenty of those here but will also start to feature them in a separate section. I hope you find them useful to you.
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The basic idea is to show you how to fully shorten and lengthen every muscle through it’s full range of motion. And that’s just the start.
The thing is – not only are all the fitness experts telling you to get this; they are also incorporating it into their own training and instructions. As am I.
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According to the overload principle, exercise must be done at a higher level than usual to bring about various training adaptations. Once the body has adapted to the higher level of exercise it will function more effectively and efficiently.
In other words, your body is going to adapt to exercise. If you start out doing 10 lb dumbbell curls, for example, it may be hard in the beginning and if you are new to weight training, you will see some results. A strengthening of the biceps.
But your body will get used to that weight and if you want muscle gains, you are going to need to increase the load.
The overload can be obtained by manipulating various combinations of exercise frequency, intensity, duration and type of exercise.
Increasing intensity, duration and frequency can be helpful for running, cycling or swimming, and increasing resistance and repetitions can improve strength training.