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?
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!
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.
Greg Everett has a pretty in depth DVD about all you could ever want to know about Olympic lifting.
Here is the link:
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.
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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