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Old 03-04-2007, 04:43 AM   #1
charlie cooke
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Hi

I was referred to this site by my MMA/BJJ/MT instructor. I have spent a lot of time here and see some great things - I have done some of these movements before when I did phys rehab for ACL surgery with a sports performance trainer.

I would like some help / guidance with the following:

1. I am looking for an exercise or two that would really work/increase the size of my chest.

2. What is a good all body routine(s) that I should do with weights once or twice during the week? I am doing some of the bodyweight workouts already.

3. I would defintely like to improve my flexibility while I am working out. Especially my legs - any thoughts?

I love the hand stand pushups and the burpees - I have already ordered a set of rings.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:15 AM   #2
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Charlie,

This isn't going to be exactly what you're looking for but....

1. Do the WOD
2. Do the WOD
3. Do the WOD

Scale if you need to. OK know more in-depth.
1. Not sure why the size of your chest matters...the WOD will address this to a point and you'll be functional to boot.
2. The WOD done consistently will provide superior all body workouts with weights.
3. The WOD will also increase flexibility, but you could and should supplement with a stretching program...lot's of information out there if you do a search.

Starting CF 101...learn to do the basic movements correctly, gain consistency with movements, and then increase the intentsity of your workouts. The rest will take care of itself.
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:23 PM   #3
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THanks for the response.

Instead of size I should have said strength/explosive power. My chest has always been one of my weaker areas and I would like to put a little more focus on it.

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Old 03-05-2007, 05:47 PM   #4
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"I have already ordered a set of rings."

Charlie,
Never do another pushup or dip unless it's on the rings...in short order you will never have to worry about your chest being your weak area.

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