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Victor808
08-05-2014, 02:09 PM
Ok.... A fitness coach from my old team posted this a week ago:

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/screw_cardio_four_complexes_for_a_shredded_physiqu e

I thought... what the hell, it was going to be a cardio day anyway.

Did a couple of the complexes, kept the weight light. I was sweating like a pig after them. My @ss and hamstrings have been sore for days.

Anyone else try these, or similar complexes out? I'm kind of digging them.

Victor808
08-06-2014, 03:28 PM
As an update...
The Cosgrove Evil 8 ..... definitely good. I've done two days of it... at about 60lb. I think I could go heavier pretty easily, but those Good Mornings at the end are a real risk for my back.

Tumminello's Weight Plate .... Tried this one last night. OOOOOOOF. Granted, I'd just done a set of the Cosgrove, but I tried it with 45lb first... no way in hell. Overhead squats with that plate felt unstable, and then I tried the diagonal chops. No way in hell. I dropped the weight to 35lb, managed to struggle through a few sets, but was on my back gasping after a couple. Could not finish all 5x through.

Waterbury's Submission complex - This one is ok. I ran it with 30lb barbells I think... not much of a problem, and was able to complete a Cosgrove complex afterwards still. The big issue I have with this complex is positioning your hands in a Good Morning when you don't have a bar is a challenge. I didn't feel like my form was great.

Definite winner is the Tumminello. I need to try it again with a 25lb plate next time to see if I can simply finish it.

bonjing
12-05-2014, 10:29 AM
Been adding this to my routine now. Instead of my normal full body on Monday I do this plus 30min on the elliptical. After the first set I have to do the rest backwards as I just drop halfway through the set. Don't want to drop when I have the bar on my back.

Victor808
01-05-2015, 02:59 PM
I found it really helped with my shoulders...

On a related note, I was just reading this:
http://www.t-nation.com/training/4-dumbest-forms-of-cardio

... I'm thinking of adding the Total Body HIIT Circuit listed in that article for fun.

T.G
01-05-2015, 03:44 PM
Vic, when I saw "Complexes" and you as the author, something else entirely different came to mind.:D

Victor808
01-05-2015, 04:16 PM
Vic, when I saw "Complexes" and you as the author, something else entirely different came to mind.:D

As it should. :)

hammondc
01-28-2015, 08:06 AM
Yep.....I'm gonna add these on to 'off' days and swim days.

Thanks for the links.

hammondc
02-19-2015, 09:19 PM
SO I have been adding these on at the end of my workouts. Brutal.....I cannot get past 3 sets. Shaking like a leaf.

Victor808
02-20-2015, 04:30 PM
SO I have been adding these on at the end of my workouts. Brutal.....I cannot get past 3 sets. Shaking like a leaf.

These are good. I like the Cosgrove one personally... I can get through it without feeling like I'm putting too much strain on my back. I noticed my shoulders thickened up a bit with it.

I did the Total Body HIIT Circuit a few times, but haven't enjoyed it enough to make it a regular thing. Plus, some days I really need a low impact elliptical. I'm old.