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    Al_Kavadlo is offline Senior Member
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    I wrote a piece on my blog about why I love calisthenics training. And here's one I did on cardio.

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    Awesome post Al. Thanks for the responses. I'm going to work on bridges instead of leg raises on my second variety day.

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    Spikeman1444 is offline Senior Member
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    Do you guys think it would be to much volume to do New Blood over top of the RoP on the two variety days? I'm on step one on all CC exercises. It's worth noting if I did this I wouldn't super-set my pull-ups with C&P's. Many thanks.
    Last edited by Spikeman1444; 09-18-2012 at 09:38 AM. Reason: Wrong program

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    Yes I think it would be a bad idea to do all 6. I also think it would be a bad idea to not super-set the pullups if you're able to do so. If you want to combine, imho the best way is to drop the pushups, handstand pushups, and pullup progressions from CC. Do the pistol, bridging, and leg raise series on variety days, and keep it really easy. Do that for a while and see where that all gets you.
    Jason Ginsberg, RKC2, LAc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikeman1444 View Post
    Have any of you body weight guys, dropped the kettlebells / weights and went to body weight exclusively? If so why? I have another question regarding the conditioning in CC, what have you guys done for your cardio while on it?
    The reason is this: BW is directly in line with my goals. I use a kettlebell and a sledgehammer for some conditioning, but that's it. Weight-lifting is great, but it's just not my thing. I never liked hitting the iron, but got a real kick out of doing pull-ups and moving my body around. BW conditioning just explosive variants, running/sprints & KB-ing/Sledgehammer.

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    In my case I like lifting iron too much to give it up for BW. I will use BW from time to time along with a kb or barbell program, but lifting heavy things is my interest. I even enjoy BW training with the other stuff I do. BUT, if I were more of a strength scientist ..hehe!.. and more naturally curious than I currently am, I would then consider or even try a BW only program if only to see how far I can really go with the minimilist approach ( over a 6 month to 1 year experiment) with the "bare minimum" and come to a realistic comparison of the iron methods vs BW only. I suspect that as far as REAL/relative strength goes (how you handle your body weight and its weight to strength ratio) BW is the best way to go. If I took up rock climbing then its BW all the way. Maybe even better than kettlebells - but I am no expert just guessing. Look at Al Kavadlo - he has to be one strong hombre to do the things in his BW trng videos. I think sled pulling or jumping rope would be great cardio..Dennis

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