Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by chizzle, Dec 21, 2006.
Are they good to do after any workout?
I thought this thread was going to be about your affinity for db's, your fear of barbells, and how your shrink is helping you through this difficult phase of your life.
a complex is more like a workout in itself
wtf is a complex
its at least two exercises performed sequentially without stopping in between with equal load for each. So one could look like:
Deads 1x5 -> Cleans 1x5 -> Overhead Presses 1x5 -> Bent over Rows 1x5 -> Front Squats 1x5
Or at least thats how I understand it
i see.. but to use deads/overhead presses in the same 'complex' i guess you'd have to use much lighter weight..
I am not pushing 350+ lbs over my head
Bent-Over Row x6
Power Clean x6
Front Squat x6
Push Press x6
Back Squat x6
Good Morning x6
...with the bar 3 times today
The front squats killed me bc it was after a 'push-volume' workout day where I had just done 3x15 on front squats.
Article for reference...
I think ceaze posted that somewhere. I had been reading about complexes recently and decided to try it out.
retard, you couldn't do these with 95 lbs
yeah, that was my point.. how much weight would i be using with this?
The weight that you can use to do the complex is the weight that you can use to complete the complex. It's all about trial and error.
it's suggested that most people start off with the bar
I remember hearing Randy Couture saying he usually does his complexes with 50lbs and works his way up to maybe 60. I've done 10x5 with 8 exersizes on 60lbs and it definately kills me.
ive worked up on the clean and jerk based complex to 135lbs with a minutes rest for 5 sets, snatch based 105. i do the c&j one everyday with 95lbs but just one set for warmup and mobility before i start my workout
nice vid, martin rooney's the man
so its real fast paced, don't worry about form so much?
He scares me, ever see the rest of his dvd ?
Ceaze do you think following a complex type routine would be quite catabolic while cutting?
cosgrove recommends it instead of regular cardio
Which dvd? There's a bunch of them.