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10-19-2003, 07:55 PM
Ever heard of topography? Topography lets you layout your plan before you implement it. Does anyone know a good way to layout a Body Weight exercise program?
10-20-2003, 11:18 AM
Topography - the art or practice of graphic delineation in detail (Merriam-Webster)
It assumes you know where you are and where you would like to go. So I'd suggest first getting clear on your goals. Bodyweight exercises can serve a pretty broad range of needs. Being clear about where you are will also help you clarify where you want to go.
Then I'd look around this site and read the back issues of the magazine and the articles archive on the Clubbell site. They are full of suggested routines, both with and without Clubbells. And certainly check out Body Flow. If that doesn't give you some good ideas, let us know and we can get more specific. (Please pardon if you've already done all that.)
10-20-2003, 06:49 PM
For most people, the acronym SMART can be really helpful:
S: Specific. The first step is defining EXACTLY what it is you want to accomplish. Getting “in shape” is a pretty vague goal and there really isn’t a clear-cut path to attaining that. Knowing what it is that you want to achieve makes it easier to get started on the path.
M: Measurable. There needs to be some form of feedback along the way so you know what is working, what isn’t, and what needs to change.
A: Attainable. If you have a long term goal of, say, running a marathon, you’ll need to set up smaller goals that are sufficiently challenging (yet doable) and keep you motivated.
R: Realistic. This goes hand in hand with Attainable. If you’ve never run more than ˝ a mile before, it would be crazy to sign up for the Honolulu Marathon next week. Unfortunately, this is where most people mess up and they become discouraged and stop training.
T: Timely. Your training should have timelines for the objectives you wish to accomplish. This can help you maintain the motivation you need to keep pushing towards your goals.
Take a good look at what you want to accomplish and we can plan from there. Check out my website:
I have several workouts you can try for free (click the workouts link), plenty of exercise pictures and explanations, as well as the Mod. 1 which is my latest release with bodyweight conditioning routines. Feel free to email me if you have any questions about anything on my site!
10-20-2003, 07:19 PM
And that is article worthy, amigo :!:
Remember... by the 5th. :wink:
For most people, the acronym SMART can be really helpful
We learned the exact same acronym in my Motor Learning and Control class at University. I think our prof was using it when talking about goal setting etc.
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