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06-19-2011, 04:54 PM
 
Hey Friends,

A man is asking me what I personally do that I consider to be 'foundational" Power Calisthenics each day.

Bear in mind, this is me and in no way is it intended to be advice or a prescription for anyone else.

As far as I am concerned one can substitute the word "Essential" for "Foundational". I have three essential exercises that I believe are my must do/most important for me exercises. I can easily expand the number up from three to as many as twenty and add anything that I want.

My Essential Power Calisthenics:

#1) Push-Ups (When Possible Atlas III Push-Ups) 6 X50

#2) Atlas Full Range Sit-Ups 3 X 100

#3) Atlas Balance Squats 1 X 300 or 3 X 100

Highly Desired But not absolutely essential: "Chinning".

In addition to the above daily essentials: Running

There are many other Power Calisthenic exercises that I enjoy but the above are those that I consider essential at least 6 days of each week.

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06-20-2011, 06:50 AM
 
Yes!

In my way it's the push-up, the squat and chin-ups!
Tha's my foundational training!
I cover all my main muscle-groups in short time.
I mix it up full-range and partial-range to the end to pump
blood in the muscles!
Never - I haven't such good results in muscle grow and
functional strength when I did weigth training!!

Best wishes to all Transformers!
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06-20-2011, 06:52 AM
 
John,

Thanks for the reminder.

Today I did my first workout in quite a while. By no means did I do a lot. But, it got the blood flowing and I feel good about it.

Regarding the foundational exercises, specifically the Atlas Full Range Sit-Ups, Iíve always wondered how fast you do them. Iíve had periods where I do one set of 10 daily. But, even that small amount seems to take a while. A video would be ideal. But, you can you tell me/us how long it takes you to do 10 or 20?

Rob
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06-20-2011, 02:35 PM
 
John,
I'd second Rob's request for a video to see how fast you do your sit ups. Even a set of 40 or so seems to take quite a while.
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hey Friends,

I will gladly put up a clip showing exactly how i perform Atlas Sit-Ups. When I do, please note that I am touching my forehead or chin to my knees on each repetition. I think most people will be surprised to see a man almost 60 years old capable of doing these exercises.

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06-22-2011, 07:54 AM
 
John,

That would be great. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Thanks.

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