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    How to get started?

    Hi there,

    I have recently found this website, which has been amazing with all the information you can find here. But still, I feel lost and I keep on trying to figure out what kind of workout routine would be the best for me. I have a basic good health, but I'm not really fit. For a long time I've been really interested in circus and most of all the aerial silks, which I've tried a few times, and though the workout was really tough, I always enjoyed it so much! The problem in keeping up with the silks has always been time and money; I've had jobs that have overlapped with the lessons and/or I didn't earn enough money to pay for the courses. To sum up, I'm planning on starting an intensive contemporary circus course in the next year, and I want to have more strength when I get there, so I have more space to learn about the performance side of it, instead of using time in building up my fitness for it. I want to know (and I've been trying to figure this out for some time already), how and what could I do to start gaining some overall strength in my body? I want and need to gain strength in my arms, hands, core, abs, glutes and legs; in my whole body basically. I do a bit of yoga everyday and have been doing it for over a month now, and before that it was more like 3-4 times a week, and though I felt always so good, I wasn't able to see the changes in my body I would like to in order to feel stronger.
    Also, I started doing the Military Fit program, but I'm terrible at push-ups so I'm wondering if I'm being too ambitious and wanting results too fast, and should start building the strength slower?
    Please, any help and tips on plans, programs and how to achieve my goals and dreams of being circus fit would be deeply appreciated!!!

    #2
    Welcome
    Military Fit is a demanding level 4 program, maybe you should start from other strength programs like:
    30 Days of Gravity
    30 Days of Strength
    Spartan Trials

    just to give examples


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      #3
      Your circus goals sound great! I think Fremen's suggested programs are good ones for what you want to achieve. For the pushups, in what way are you "terrible"? If it's in form then taking the time to work on improving that will help a lot. If it's not being able to many in one go then building yourself up slowly will help you increase the number. Taking your time will help you increase your strength with less risk of injuring yourself. I'd recommend either a program with a more manageable number of pushups or trying out one of the challenges if you specifically want to work on them. Here's a few you could pick from depending on your ability and what you want to achieve:


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        #4
        Thank you so much for the help! With the push-ups I say terrible, because they've always been really hard for me to do, and I'm always a bit unsure if my form is right. But I will take a look at that, and I think I just need to be more patient too I'll try out those programs too, cheers!

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          #5
          Thully, I'm recovering from surgery, so starting over in my exercise routine. I'd recommend taking a look at the Knee Push-Up Challenge that Zastria mentioned above. It's really helped me start the road back to recovery. It might be a great way for you to start with push-ups. Good luck!

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            #6
            You're welcome Thully Patience is definitely useful with pushups! Good luck with your goals!

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              #7
              Get started by just getting up and doing something. Walking outside is great way to start. You can get your body moving and your heart pumping and start trying different things. No one is keeping score except you so enjoy what you're trying to do.

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                #8
                If push ups are a problem, modify em as mentioned, but it would indicate a lighter program might be more helpful.
                pick a beginners program. Use it to find out where you are.

                If I was to become a circus performer I would want to train hand and wrist strength a lot as they could be a pinch point in training other areas going forward.

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