Anyone do primarily HIIT, bodyweight and/or calisthenics?

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    Dec 13, 2013 12:31 PM GMT
    Anyone here do primarily HIIT, bodyweight and/or calisthenics for their fitness routines?

    Love to see who out there sticks with these methods and share tips, etc.
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    Dec 14, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    CLE1979 saidAnyone here do primarily HIIT, bodyweight and/or calisthenics for their fitness routines?

    Love to see who out there sticks with these methods and share tips, etc.


    I do them. I supplement the BW routines with Pilates exercises when I am on the go outside, but at the gym I use light~moderate dumb bells (if accessible). I find the BW exercises boring and quite difficult to do, requiring a lot of concentration (and motivation). icon_confused.gif Except for my lower ab, I am quite happy with the non-bulking result. But then I am not too strict with my diet. icon_redface.gif
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    Dec 14, 2013 4:31 AM GMT
    Hmm. I find them rather fun and interesting to do. And so far I'm seeing much better results than with traditional weight lifting.
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    Dec 14, 2013 4:43 AM GMT
    i do pylometric , SIT ( sprint training ) , a bit of cardio instead of warmup ,
    i incorporate ab training 4 days a week
    as arms ( bi & tri cep ) with oblique
    back & shoulder with rectus abdominus
    legs with transverse abs
    so my interval workout is ab training & push- ups

    i do insane exercises on saturday
    prone curl , inverted row , renegade row
    , decline narrow grip BB press , pikes , mountain climber , landmine , shrugs

    i do this to trick my muscles from getting habitual from one o
    d workout routine
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    Dec 14, 2013 5:04 AM GMT
    Nice & crazy mix for training.
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    Dec 15, 2013 6:13 AM GMT
    Cle1979, do you see in your work that 'older' people (in their 40's and 50's) have more problems doing BT exercises? From the few courses I took in college, I deduce it might be because BT exercises use many muscle groups simultaneously unlike resistance/weight training where one can isolate the muscle (although not entirely 100%). For example, I hate doing push ups when I want to work on my pecs especially if the previous day I did triceps (and they are still somewhat sore)!
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    Dec 17, 2013 10:13 PM GMT
    I feel compound movements would be beneficial to seniors. Hitting more muscles and joints and having an impact on bone density, muscle tissue and balance as well. Larger, every day life time movements.
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    Dec 20, 2013 3:12 AM GMT
    Thanks for the comment. icon_smile.gif

    BTW, I saw in an exercise research journal that functional exercises don't transfer to everyday mobility recently. Of course, that doesn't negate the exercise benefit one gets. icon_smile.gif