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Old 07-06-2004, 01:11 PM   #1
Nathaniel Hutt
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Hey folks. I've been PTing hardcore with bodyweight exercises for a long time, and I just recently decided to take the plunge and add some lifting to my routine. The only lifts I'm really interested in are the Turkish Get-Up, the Clean and Jerk, and the Side Press. Anybody have any advice as to how many reps and how much weight ought to be good to start with? My goal is muscle endurance, especially as it pertains to bodyweight exercises (pull-ups, in particular). Thanks.
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Old 07-06-2004, 02:35 PM   #2
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Nathaniel-

I would start both lite and easy in the beginning to ensure you have technique dialed in. Muscular endurance has many factors and working top end strength may at times be important.

We always encourage folks to simply do the workout of the day and post times for a month. Most find it both challenging and quite beneficial to their chosen endeavor.
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Old 07-06-2004, 02:53 PM   #3
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Hi Nathaniel, cool lift choices. With the turkish get up and c&j start light, for example just the bar and learn the technique then add poundages slowly. The side press isn't so technical, I have no idea of you level of strength so I can't assign a poundage for you, 25lb should be easy and 45-60lb should provide enough weight so when used at higher reps it builds muscle endurance.

For muscle endurance you could easily steal the basic template for a Crossfit couplet:

21-15-9 or 15-12-9 or 15-9-3 (Hard - moderate- easy) reps of:

C&J
Pull ups

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30 Left Side Press 30 Right Side Press
20 LSP 20 RSP
10 LSP 10 RSP

With 45lb dumbell or barbell.

...for example. Start light, variety is the key!
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