What sort of training should I do?

  • SolidRanger

    Posts: 108

    Nov 03, 2010 8:24 PM GMT
    Hey everyone. I'm a bit overweight, and I need to seriously start training for the Police Academy. It's important to me to do well in the physical agility and running at the academy, so I was thinking of doing alot of cardio and body weight exercises.

    But at the same time, I want to gain muscle to improve my appearance too. I've read that mass gaining could hurt my athletic performance.

    Is there a way to pack on alot of muscle without hurting my athletic performance?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 04, 2010 12:34 AM GMT
    SolidRanger saidHey everyone. I'm a bit overweight, and I need to seriously start training for the Police Academy. It's important to me to do well in the physical agility and running at the academy, so I was thinking of doing alot of cardio and body weight exercises.

    But at the same time, I want to gain muscle to improve my appearance too. I've read that mass gaining could hurt my athletic performance.

    Is there a way to pack on alot of muscle without hurting my athletic performance?


    You should try P90X workouts b/c it provides a great mix of high intensity lifting routines and cardio. That program also incorporates an exercise style known as plyometrics, which essentially means you are focusing on making high impact explosive movements.

    Plyometrics will significantly enhance the increases you make in your agility/speed as you lose weight.

    In terms of working out, it is quite difficult to gain significant muscle mass while trying to lose weight b/c losing weight can ultimately be reduced to burning more calories than you expend. That being said, with some routines you can lean out and still increase your overall strength.

    Save the major bulking for later after you have leaned out!

    ...AND MOST IMPORTANTLY YOU MUST EAT PROPERLY!

    You can do all the work you want in the gym or at home, but if your diet sucks you'll be SOL!

    best of luck to ya
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 04, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    The average person's athletic performance would go up with the addition of muscle, and the reduction of body fat. The less you weigh, the less your body has to work to move itself. The more muscle you have, the more power your body can produce to help move itself.

    If you're serious about having the most efficient body possible, then you need to be concerned with developing your overall functional strength, your overall cardiovascular stamina, hand/eye coordination, flexibility and reflex training. And reduction of body fat.. but if you have a good physical routine, and you eat well, then that's going to come by itself.

    By the time you have a good handle on those things, the actual AMOUNT of muscle you have on your body will seem like kind of a retarded subject.
  • SolidRanger

    Posts: 108

    Nov 04, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    KentuckyTussIf you're serious about having the most efficient body possible, then you need to be concerned with developing your overall functional strength, your overall cardiovascular stamina, hand/eye coordination, flexibility and reflex training. And reduction of body fat.. but if you have a good physical routine, and you eat well, then that's going to come by itself.


    That sounds like exactly what I want. As far as a physical routine, have any suggestions?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 04, 2010 12:21 PM GMT
    SolidRanger said... have any suggestions?



    Personal Trainer. You don't have to pay for sessions every day. Have him show you a routine. Do it for a month, then have another session and change your routine. Other than that. My suggestion is to GO... and DO.