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Help - Temporary weight program

Discussion in 'Introductions & Advice For Beginners' started by Prodigy, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. Prodigy

    Prodigy Active Member

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    Goal: build a temporary weight program for the next few weeks.

    Problem: I am currently suffering from Vertigo, which causes dizziness (as well as imbalance, nausea, etc). Vertigo is tolerable when the head is in a vertical position, so I need to find exercises that allow my head to remain in a vertical position (sitting or standing).

    This is what I have come up with, and any critique/advice would be much appreciated:

    Day 1 (shoulders/traps/triceps)
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    3x8 Barbell shrug
    3x8 Seated dumbbell press
    3x8 Dumbell Triceps Extension
    3x8 Upright Barbell Row
    3x8 Front dumbbell raise
    3x8 Standing Overhead Barbell Triceps Extension
    3x8 Standing military press

    Day 2 (biceps)
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    3x8 Alernate hammer curl (standing)
    3x8 Barbell Curl
    3x8 Seated Palm-Up Barbell Wrist Curl
    3x8 Drag Curl
    3x8 One Arm Dumbbell Preacher Curl
    3x8 Reverse Barbell Curl

    (Can not find a single exercise for chest, back, or legs that allow me to keep my head upright)

    Yes, weight lifting may not be the best thing when suffering from Vertigo. But I have just began my transformation and I fear I may lose motivation after a few week break this early on.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention that I will be doing this at home with a very limited amount of equipment (barbell, dumbell). Can not go to the gym because I don't know how dizzy I will get.

    Cheers.

    Prodigy
     
    #1 Prodigy, Nov 26, 2006
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2006
  2. SwoleCat

    SwoleCat Well-Known Member

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    I was going to suggest machines for back/chest, but then read you're equipment limitations at home so that wouldn't help. :)

    Good luck on your condition clearing up soon.

    ~SC~
     
  3. dluc

    dluc Active Member

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    Back:
    -pullups/chinups

    Legs:
    -lunges
    -dumbbell squats

    Can't think of anything for chest that you can do at home.
     
  4. mepopo

    mepopo Active Member

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    try doing squats for your quads, and calf raises on stairs for your calfs.
     
  5. Prodigy

    Prodigy Active Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys.

    Hopefully I will be back at the gym in a week, but the doc says this will probably last another 2 weeks. :mad:

    Cheers.
     
  6. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    I'd drop one of the military presses (standing & sitting) because you don't need to do the same movement twice... I would suggest side (lateral) raises instead to hit your shoulders from a different angle ;)

    and I see that lunges & calf raises have already been mentioned... if you don't have stairs to do the calf raises on you could stand on a phone book or several stacked books, just make sure they are secure and won't slip ;)
     

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