"Sunflower training" (there is probably a real name for it but this is what I came up with)

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    "Sunflower training" (there is probably a real name for it but this is what I came up with)

    I've just recently started with something I call "Sunflower training" and that im gonna keep going for the rest of my life (hopefully).
    This is based of a story (idk if it's true or not) about some people that planted a sunflower, and jumped over the sunflower a few times a day every day from when the flower was planted untill it was fully grown. And they obviously increased their jumping height alot.

    So i've started doing this but with reps of pushups, pullups etc. and increasing very slowly. I've also done this with plank, wall sit etc and then increasing the time instead of the reps. The idea is to increase so slowly that you don't even notice it and the whole "mini workout" doesn't feel hard at any time.

    If anyone has any questions/ wants me to explain better, just tell me!
    I'd really like to hear everyones thoughts about this and tell me if you think it's gonna work or not!


    #2
    Well, according to legend, Milo of Croton carried a calf on his shoulders every day until the calf grew into a bull. I always wondered if there could be some truth to it.

    How fast are you going to increase the rep count? And will you do every exercise every single day?

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      #3
      Originally posted by Dark arrow View Post
      I've just recently started with something I call "Sunflower training" and that im gonna keep going for the rest of my life (hopefully).
      This is based of a story (idk if it's true or not) about some people that planted a sunflower, and jumped over the sunflower a few times a day every day from when the flower was planted untill it was fully grown. And they obviously increased their jumping height alot.

      So i've started doing this but with reps of pushups, pullups etc. and increasing very slowly. I've also done this with plank, wall sit etc and then increasing the time instead of the reps. The idea is to increase so slowly that you don't even notice it and the whole "mini workout" doesn't feel hard at any time.

      If anyone has any questions/ wants me to explain better, just tell me!
      I'd really like to hear everyones thoughts about this and tell me if you think it's gonna work or not!
      Tell me more! That sounds fascinating!
      i somehow quietly fear that there is a danger of boredom, however, when doing 34 minutes of wall sit, or the like ;-);-)
      Cheers, curiously, martikkk :-)

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        #4
        Well, first: Redline, ive increased the things I do on time (plank, wall sit etc.) one sec a day. And ive been trying to do every exercise every single day but one day i didnt have access to anything to hang/do pullups in so i skipped them that day.

        Secondly: Martikkk i try to just make it into a habit, just like brushing my teeth or something like that. Brushing your teeth aint that fun but you do it every day anyway ; )
        Feel free to ask any questions about it! : D i dont know what to tell you but ill answear any question!

        Ive tried to do the exercises as early in the morning as possible so that im almost even sleeping through half of it, just doing it on auto pilot XD

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          #5
          Good morning Dark arrow , I can better understand now how you're doing your exercises. I start very early also, first thing after getting out of bed, basically. It becomes a habit and just something you do ....very much like brushing your teeth, that is a good comparison :-)

          I was wondering, can you really increase, increase, and increase reps and or duration?
          I found a bit of undulation in training very helpful. Easy days, tough days. Easy weeks, tough weeks. It seems to me that this kind of training advances my capabilities better than simply doing more of the same
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          Cheers, martikkk

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            #6
            You are probably right, but i think that if you go slow enough (start on very low reps and increasing slowly) you would increase without even thinking about it, I mean, jumping over the same flower wont feel hard in any way even if it grows. Like that you grow along with the results without thinking about it. And I think that this wont at aall be for building any strengt, but instead, your endurance would grow. What I want to achieve with this is that you grow slowly and efter a few years, you can do maybe 200 pushups in a row without much trouble, but when I think about it it feels to good to be true, and thats why ive asked here if anyone else thinks it will work. So thank you martikkk for wanting to discuss it and talk more, I really appreciate it ! : D

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              #7
              It's certainly an intriguing (and kind of sweet) idea. :3 I wish you the best with it, and I hope you'll keep us updated on your progress! If it turns out to work, I'll give it a go myself. ^_^

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                #8
                Originally posted by Dark arrow View Post
                I've just recently started with something I call "Sunflower training" and that im gonna keep going for the rest of my life (hopefully).
                This is based of a story (idk if it's true or not) about some people that planted a sunflower, and jumped over the sunflower a few times a day every day from when the flower was planted untill it was fully grown. And they obviously increased their jumping height alot.

                So i've started doing this but with reps of pushups, pullups etc. and increasing very slowly. I've also done this with plank, wall sit etc and then increasing the time instead of the reps. The idea is to increase so slowly that you don't even notice it and the whole "mini workout" doesn't feel hard at any time.

                If anyone has any questions/ wants me to explain better, just tell me!
                I'd really like to hear everyones thoughts about this and tell me if you think it's gonna work or not!
                I thought of something similar, where you do an amount of burpees equivalent to the date of the month (for example, today is the 15th, so 15 burpees.) When you get to the next month, you just do one, etc. So it gives you a break and recovery.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by martikkk View Post
                  I was wondering, can you really increase, increase, and increase reps and or duration?
                  I found a bit of undulation in training very helpful. Easy days, tough days. Easy weeks, tough weeks. It seems to me that this kind of training advances my capabilities better than simply doing more of the same
                  ​​​​​....
                  Yes, periodization will help greatly. That is what they do here in Darebee with active rest days and easier days.

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