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Ex-RM PTI- Fintan Circuit

Discussion in 'Training Plans and Diet Suggestions' started by Fintan, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. panderpop123

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    Brilliant diary, just wondering how you found the beam compared to a regular pull up bar and what anyone would advise to help get used to the difference.
    Cheers!
     
  2. Ninja_Stoker

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    Goalpost, scaffolding pole, pull-up bar, etc., will all suffice as long as you do not use your thumb to grip, fingers only.
     
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  3. panderpop123

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    Tried this circuit today for the first time.

    My oats didn’t taste as good on the way back up. The sprints were fine, but that best effort two laps is a total killer!

    I’ll be doing this on a frequent basis from now on.
     
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    Just done this for the first time. Can confirm, vomit everywhere!
     
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    I’m going to have a go at trying it in the next few days. What exercises should I put into it?
     
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    I'm new to circuit training like this, and tried it the first time the other day. Was a good workout!

    As I'm new to it I'll ask a potentially daft question. In terms of 'sprinting' between the cones, I didn't manage 100% top speed of what I can sprint on each there and back. Is this normal?

    Obviously you try and push your best effort, but if I had sprinted as fast as possible each time I'd have been dead for the body weight exercises and doubt I'd have been able to complete all the reps without lots of breaks.
     
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    I’ve always treated it as Max effort sprints, so as fast as you can. You’re probably going to see your breakfast/lunch/dinner again. Welcome to the joys of Fintan.
     
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    It's all about building yourself up mate don't worry about what others are doing. Keep at it and work hard things get easier the more you do them.
     
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  10. Mattys

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    Going to start doing this only jut noticed it!

    I know already I will struggle sprinting 100% for exercises but as long as I get the same mileage in that’s a good base to start from and I can go from there!

    Can anyone suggest the best 9 exercises I can use for this which has the most benefits?

    cheers!
     
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  11. browner467

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    I use the following exercises when I do Fintan:
    Press Ups
    Squats
    Crunches
    Wide Arm Press Up
    Lunges
    Half Sit
    Close Arm Press Up
    Hill Climb
    V-Sit
     
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  12. Mattys

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    Had to google a few of them! *text deleted*

    What sort of warm up do you do before you start off doing this circuit? Is it just a normal jog for a bit/stretches to get the heart going?
    Il do this circuit Mondays and Fridays to start with as itl be difficult to add in with runnings/strength training if I attempted this 4 days a week!
    Just laying out a 9 exercise to go by.
     
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    before training I usually just do some sort of pulse raiser followed by some dynamic/static stretching.
     
  14. Mattys

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    ohh yeah makes sense!

    I’ve made this today I know the warm ups don’t seem much but the field I’ll be doing this on is a 2 mile cycle away so thatl be a bit of a warm up.
    Anything I could add to this or amend?
     

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    This works, I’m *text deleted* try it with leg exercises. Did something similar with hill sprints when I was in depot and it was gopping but worked legs and lungs which are massively important in training
     
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    Looks good - just remember to complete two laps of the pitch, at best effort, after each set.
     
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    I’ll have to see how the 1st day of trying this goes especially after the 1st set!

    Will give update after I’ve tried this Monday
     
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    I tried yesterday with the workout I posted and not going to lie I struggled big time.
    When I completed 1 set I just sat there and took a long look at the ground ,

    ‘I didn’t realise how far 30m would be but when I measured it out I decided to sprint to and from rather than do the crawl back!
    The sprinting I managed better than I thought with!

    My biggest struggle I wouldn’t say was catching my breathe it was doing exercises my body is not used to.
    Al though I finished the lunges my legs gave in on the 13/15 and I just fell to the floor.

    I know no I do need to shed a lot of timber as I’m currently 15.4 and that is no weight to be when it comes to high intensity workouts or just running in general so I will stick with doing this until I can comfortable increase on it and will shed the weight as this is my 1 priority now after attempting this!
     
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    The published workouts should come with a health warning sometimes! You have to make sure what you’re attempting is realistic for your current levels. Use some common sense and build it up gradually
     
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    ‘Yeah of course I beleave it’s a good eye opener testing yourself with a routine like this so you can get a realisation of your fitness levels and actually how much you actually want this to push yourself.
    Doing 3 sets of this is not realistic for me currently I knew that near the end of the 1st set that if I carried on I would injure myself but I now know where I’m at with it.