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    From Foundation Light to...?

    Good morning all,

    Just looking for ideas this morning. I bagged my first tile -- Foundation Light -- this week, but now appear to be a bit overwhelmed with what to do next. I can't design my own plan to save my life (that and there are no good videos that work examples out of how to do so in a way that I can actually understand), so the last couple of days I have been redoing a couple of the Foundation Light routines to make up the scratch.

    I seemed to like the fighter routines so doubt that I'm really ready for Fighter's Codex, so my gut is saying Foundation...but I'm not sure. Any thoughts? It's a bit complicated with me and details, so ask any questions of me that you wish.

    #2
    Foundation Light to Fighter's Codex is a big jump, there's a few days that are especially tough like day 9 and day 15, so I'd recommend doing another one or two other programs first. Foundation is a good progression and Athena's Playbook is great too. Or if you really want to do combat workouts Age of Pandora is worth looking at. It's still a bit of a jump from FL but it's much easier to go at your own pace than Fighter's Codex and has a fun storyline.

    And if you've not found it already then the How to Pick a Program page is helpful for an overview of all the programs.

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      #3
      I'm not sure I would call a fighter routine a "really want" or a "must" yet. The routines did feel good but the reality my intake is still leaving a bit to be desired (eating disorder recovery is not going so hot), so a plan that looks like even a bit of a leap is probably not a good idea for me right now. And yet not a lot of confidence going on since I don't really know what I want long-term yet...which I guess is why this came up in the first place.

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        #4
        Well, of course the decision is yours but I can really recommend foundation - I did it after finishing foundation light and it felt like a logical progression (at Lv. 1 at least) .
        However I also was a bit disappointed there was no kicking or punching involved (which I found a great way to de-stress at times...)

        If you are unsure what to do next foundation is just a general "all purpose" program to get moving so it might be a good option to do while figuring out what kind of exercising you like :=)

        br,
        tom

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          #5
          Scaredandscarred ... yeah, the Foundation Program should be good for you. It's Difficulty Level 2, the Foundation Light Program is Level 1. There are several other Difficulty Level 2 Programs, but the Foundation Program might be the best over-all for a 'starter'. Another Level 2 program in a month or so would be excellent.
          I like to recommend people just starting - or restarting - exercise should start slow. Until they feel ready to move up the ladder.

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            #6
            Yeah, I believe this is well settled now that it will be Foundation next for me. I appreciate the input very much Zastria tomtom42 DaithiMeyer

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              #7
              You're welcome and I hope Foundation goes well for you! I should say, because I wasn't clear, that Pandora isn't entirely combat like Fighter's Codex is, it just has a lot in it. Foundation sounds like a better option for you now but Pandora may be a good future program for you because it's one of the most adaptable and flexible programs so although it can be intense if you make it so, it's good for if you've got days you don't feel up to doing so much.

              Maybe to help with confidence you could set yourself some short term goals? Something like aiming to be able to do x number of reps of a specific exercise you'd like to be better at or working towards the DD badges. Or picking one of the challenges to help you improve in a specific area (though if you do, pick carefully, a lot of the challenges have a steep progression or end in a very high number of reps that might not suit you).

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