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Total Body Weight Lifting DVD Suggestions?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 12, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Hello All:

I am embarking on the Paleo 30-day challenge on Mark's Daily Apple. A part of the routine is to do two total body weight listing sessions a week. I am not that knowledgeable about weight-training and would prefer to just buy a exercise DVD that can truly challenge me that I can do twice a week. Do any of you have a suggestion?

THANKS!!

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on September 20, 2011
at 04:49 PM

Yeah your right learn everything the wrong way first, hurt yourself then learn the hard way. Any crossfit gym you walk into is going to want you to learn this stuff so you can do the workouts. Excess knowledge is never a liabilty.

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on September 14, 2011
at 12:42 PM

I think that is what I am going to do. I will only need to do 5 different types of exercises and there are different levels to coincided with my own fitness level. THANKS!!

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on September 14, 2011
at 09:02 AM

i love http://www.bodyrock.tv! she uses both bodyweight and tools, like sandbags, medicine balls, dip station, etc. i was just on the site yesterday looking for new workouts and saw somebody post a link to a database they created for bodyrock. you can see which workouts require weights and which don't. :) http://fitness.litealloy.ru/workouts/tags

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on September 12, 2011
at 08:06 PM

Yes I agree..when you become a member you can download the free step by step. You don't need a gym membership or anything. I would start there.

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on September 12, 2011
at 04:22 PM

For a non-lifter I don't think that would be the best place to start.

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on September 12, 2011
at 04:05 PM

Youtube FTW. Whenever a trainer at Crunch approaches me, I just shake my head and say, "Dude...I've got a brain and youtube, what do I need YOU for?"

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76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

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on September 12, 2011
at 03:04 PM

Have you seen the weight-lifting plan in Mark's Primal Blueprint? It's got everything you need to know, focusing on the 5 essential movements of squats, push-ups, pull-ups, planks, and overhead presses. There's even a self-assessment that can help you get started with each movement.

You don't really need to know anything else about weight-training if you check out the book and the online how-to videos. Enjoy!

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on September 12, 2011
at 08:06 PM

Yes I agree..when you become a member you can download the free step by step. You don't need a gym membership or anything. I would start there.

C5671827e24f2648301b6b123ab3a728

(75)

on September 14, 2011
at 12:42 PM

I think that is what I am going to do. I will only need to do 5 different types of exercises and there are different levels to coincided with my own fitness level. THANKS!!

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on September 12, 2011
at 03:46 PM

Save your money for good food! THe internets is great because there are a lot of free workout out there, like this one! http://www.bodyrock.tv/

WAIT - I read this wrong, I thought you said 'bodyweight" not full body weight lifting. Anyway - look at this site anyway - it's bodyweight stuff. I also search on YouTUbe, there's lots there as well.

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on September 12, 2011
at 04:05 PM

Youtube FTW. Whenever a trainer at Crunch approaches me, I just shake my head and say, "Dude...I've got a brain and youtube, what do I need YOU for?"

6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

(581)

on September 14, 2011
at 09:02 AM

i love http://www.bodyrock.tv! she uses both bodyweight and tools, like sandbags, medicine balls, dip station, etc. i was just on the site yesterday looking for new workouts and saw somebody post a link to a database they created for bodyrock. you can see which workouts require weights and which don't. :) http://fitness.litealloy.ru/workouts/tags

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9b0a4701e373d4dd13831cfb9b13f42d

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on September 12, 2011
at 02:58 PM

Greg Everett has a pretty in depth DVD about all you could ever want to know about Olympic lifting.

Here is the link:

http://www.performancemenu.com/zen/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=154

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on September 12, 2011
at 04:22 PM

For a non-lifter I don't think that would be the best place to start.

9b0a4701e373d4dd13831cfb9b13f42d

(1677)

on September 20, 2011
at 04:49 PM

Yeah your right learn everything the wrong way first, hurt yourself then learn the hard way. Any crossfit gym you walk into is going to want you to learn this stuff so you can do the workouts. Excess knowledge is never a liabilty.

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on September 13, 2011
at 04:51 AM

Not video format, but the top three are very useful:

http://baye.com/store/

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on September 12, 2011
at 09:42 PM

Here are some bodyweight training DVDs. I'm not sure how hard or easy they are to find nowadays. (The Steve Cotter DVDs are from maybe five years ago; the others are older than that.)

Alwyn Cosgrove — Body Weight Training

Brooks Kubik — Dinosaur Bodyweight Training

Steve Cotter — Encyclopedia of Bodyweight Conditioning

John Hinds — Monkey Bar Gymnasium Training

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on September 12, 2011
at 04:39 PM

If you have gym access... learn to squat, dip (or bench if you can't dip), dead lift, Clean and jerk (or overhead press if you can't C&J), and Row... That's all you need. Then put together a 5x5 routine ala Bill Starr. If you need help setting it up, go to my web site and read, instructions are there for free... even though I'm in the fitness business and get paid to set up workouts and nutrition plans for athletes...I tell people how to do it themselves for free too.

If you don't have gym access...check out Ross Enamit's "Never Gymless"... or go to his web site, rosstraining.com or rossboxing.com both are very good and promote bodyweight workouts. Inferior to weight training IMO but still very effective.

Good luck to you.

And yeah, you don't really have to buy anything as far as books or DVDs etc...you can do what I've suggested for free if you have gym equipment or access to a real gym. Books and DVDs can make it easier though.

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