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    Default Mixing working out routine with naked warrior 1 arm pushups

    Hi I have a question and I'm looking for advice. I'm readiing Naked Warrior and I want to start working on one arm pushup progressions. I currently workout 3 days on 2 days off. My first workout is 20 min run on elliptical then a workout, 2nd day is long run on ellipitcal then a workout, then my last day is pushups and triceps.

    I want to grease the groove with one arm pushup progressions. The book recommends you do it 7 days a week. Can I do one arm pushups 7 days a week without burning out if I already do regular pushup workouts on other days?

    I was thinking about greasing the groove on my first 2 workout days out of my 3 days before my rest day. Will that still be effective?

    Sorry about the long post lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason808 View Post
    Hi I have a question and I'm looking for advice. I'm readiing Naked Warrior and I want to start working on one arm pushup progressions. I currently workout 3 days on 2 days off. My first workout is 20 min run on elliptical then a workout, 2nd day is long run on ellipitcal then a workout, then my last day is pushups and triceps.

    I want to grease the groove with one arm pushup progressions. The book recommends you do it 7 days a week. Can I do one arm pushups 7 days a week without burning out if I already do regular pushup workouts on other days?

    I was thinking about greasing the groove on my first 2 workout days out of my 3 days before my rest day. Will that still be effective?

    Sorry about the long post lol.
    Sounds like progressing convict conditioning style to the one arm pushups on your scheduled pushup days may be a better fit for you.

    As an example of gtg, I worked up to one arm pull ups by greasing the the groove with negatives, then partials, then fulls. My lats wouldn't relax, like rip the tendon from the bone tension all the time (because I did them all the time), I couldn't imagine working pullups during that time. One arm pushups are easier, but its still a lot of tension you are playing with.

    Personally I find that strength build up pyramid style (convict conditioning) is more useful, and less injurious to its owner, than strength built up via near max lifting (naked warrior).

    Just my opinion though, someone may have used naked warrior in a way more closely related to what you're proposing.
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    what do the convict conditioning pyramids look like?

    Right now I can only do 1 rep at a time on the 4th step of a staircase. I weigh 205 now back when I was 165 I knocked out 15 1 arm pushups on the floor with a few reps in the tank while drunk.

    I'd have to say though this seems much easier than doing 1 arm pullup stuff. I used to do a ton of weighed pullups and these don't seem nearly as harsh.
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    What always seems to me to get in the way of GTG, is anything that leaves my muscles sore.

    In an ironic fashion, mass building activities could get in the way of strength training.

    You can adjust the sets and reps in the daily GTG activities to account for this and add to the active recovery effect.

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    In reading NW I took it to heart the idea and wisdom of the Five principles ( the 5 "Fs")... I still have yet to do a one arm pushup btw..hehe!!... One of them is FOCUS. In getting up to a one arm pushup you need to apply all five principles. You could lose FOCUS if you try regular pushups in the same training cycle as one arm pushup training in a gtg fashion. You could try it out the way you described and if it works for you then fine. But if not go back to the strict gtg Five Principles method. Cycle back and forth. FOCUS like a lazer...Dennis
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    The first time I was able to get to 1 arm pushups. I added them on top of my usual crossfit routine. I did them on stairsteps for assistance in a 5x5 strength workout type thing.

    I'm unable to lift barbells right now because of injuries but bodyweight exercises like pushups seem to be just fine. I want to do some bodyweight strength work as well so that's why I'm throwing in 1 arm pushup progressions.

    My eventual pushup goals are 100 and 125. I just met my goal of 75 today. Actually I only did 73 but miscounted. But what's 2 more reps. I'll do 75 straight tomorrow and get someone to count for me.

    So I'm gonna see if this works for me.

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