Frequency of exercises

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Frequency of exercises

Post by AlanOldstudent » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:01 pm

Hello,

This is my first post here.

I just bought the CD course and downloaded it. Being in my late 60s, I decided it was about time to get this course I had read about as a boy in the comics.

One of the things I noticed is that the the course advocates doing these exercises daily. As these exercises have a high component of strength and resistance training, I wonder why Atlas advocates doing that daily. I had been under the impression that one should have an every-other-day or perhaps 3-times-a-week routine for muscle-building exercises, perhaps supplementing with daily aerobic exercise such as walking.

Why does Atlas suggest doing them daily?

Regards,

Alan

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Re:Why does Atlas suggest doing them daily?

Post by Henry Marczak » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:17 pm

Not only just daily but also twice a day.
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Re: Frequency of exercises

Post by warrior » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:03 pm

it calls for twice daily but you may have to start slower . Listen to your body and see how you recouperate between workouts and you will find your answer.

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Re: Frequency of exercises

Post by combat crew » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:58 am

HI ALANOLDSTUDENT,


WELCOME,
COMING FROM A FIGHTING BACKGROUND.

I FOUND ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS TO STICK WITH IS "TRAIN DON'T STRAIN ". WHEN I GOT IT, THINGS WERE SO MUCH EASIER AND ENJOYABLE TO DO.

SOME OF US TRAIN TWICE DAILY AND MORE.

ALL THE BEST IAN

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Re: Frequency of exercises

Post by Bridge » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:05 pm

I'm trying to emulate the 68 year old Charles Atlas who did 50 deep knee bends, 100 situps, and 300 pushups per day. I've been doing this for about 12 days now, and it feels great so far.

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Re: Frequency of exercises

Post by Henry Marczak » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:01 am

50 deep knee bends, 100 situps, and 300 pushups
I like to keep them equal, 200 each type of thing. The squat exercise in "10 steps" is worth considering, or do the knee bends slow. Another method is to do each for 10 mins, this slows you down so you don't rush though the exercises.
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Re: Frequency of exercises

Post by combat crew » Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:05 am

Bridge wrote:I'm trying to emulate the 68 year old Charles Atlas who did 50 deep knee bends, 100 situps, and 300 pushups per day. I've been doing this for about 12 days now, and it feels great so far.

THAT IS GREAT BRIDGE, KEEP IT UP.

DO YOU JUST STICK TO THE THREE EXERCISES ?

DO YOU KNOW IF CHARLES ATLAS DID ROAD WORK AS WELL, AT THAT AGE ?

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Re: Frequency of exercises

Post by Bridge » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:29 am

Ian, I just do the three exercises along with a 2 to 4 mile walk daily, depending on what I have to do, the weather, etc. All the best to you.

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Re: Frequency of exercises

Post by Bridge » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:31 am

Yes, I believe that Atlas still ran on the beach up until his passing.

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Re: Frequency of exercises

Post by Bridge » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:05 am

Atlas and his instructions, and his lifestyle were and continue to be a beacon to those who aspire to great fitness and good living. I am glad that I answered that ad in a comic book a long time ago.

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