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Ive done nothing but bodyweight and sometimes a 10kg weight vest for probably nearly a year now.Hi guys, from the title of my thread it's more or less clear what I'm looking for. But let me explain to you my goals and reasons. With 4 kids running around me (actually 2 are still toddlers), work, service and other responsibilities it's more and more difficult for me to set apart time for exercise. Very often, even if I have spare time left, due to inconsistency in my training I lack motivation to undertake some demanding workouts. I heard about some simple bodyweight workout routines that people just do daily and quickly before their shower. I think this could work for me in this period of time. I don't have any ambitious goals (lifting 2x bodyweight or pressing 50% of my weight), I just want to remain healthy, mobile, generally fit, rather lean and yes, I don't want to feel embarrassed on the beach either But I'm not searching any kind of bodybuilders nor fitness magazine body. I'm sure you get what I mean. What's also important for me is that even though the routine is simple, short and minimalistic, I can still progress somehow. Even if those are little steps. But I'm motivated and driven by progress (like doing more reps in a time box, etc.).
I want to ask you guys about your experience and especially 3 questions:
1) What kind of routine would you recommend that's minimalistic but still relatively complete (short and done daily) ?
2) Can it be done long term (as a way of life) without causing serious disorders, imbalances, etc. due to its minimalism
3) Have you tried it and seen any results (or have you heard of anyone) ?
Thank you for taking time to answer!
P.S.: Yesterday I noticed the thread that might be tackling that point but I want to hear more variety of opinions. It is based on pushups (3min) and squats (5min) daily. Is this maybe what you'd recommend ? You can find it here: Bodyweight - High rep pushups & squats daily
4 days a week i do push pull legs core, so Monday and Thursday i do dips rows single leg dl and leg raises
Tuesday and Friday i do pullups pushups lunges and one arm one leg planks
Wednesday and Saturday 10-20kg 30-60min ruck, depends on time.
3 sets each 2-3 reps shy of failure.
During the week these workouts take me 35min including a 5min warm up of back and forth crawling.
Everything done at home on a door mounted pullup bar with Gymnastic rings hanging on it for dips and rows.
Dont think it can get much more minimalist than that.
To do it even quicker could do a cuircit and skip the core, maybe do you core excersises later in the day or not at all, whatever.
Im 41, 2 annoying kids that stress me out all the time haha.
Probably the best shape of my life