Ross Enamait wrote:
That is certainly acceptable. I simply urge against separating different modalities. For example, don't feel as though you must perform bodyweight workouts separately from free weights and/or odd objects.
Focus on the objective and pick/choose the tools (or lack of) that make the most sense for you. A strength workout could include bodyweight exercise, weights, sandbags, isometrics, etc. The tool is simply a means to an end. Don't make it the other way around.
Ironically, the reason I first thought to alternate workout cycles from NG and II was for this very purpose - to mix the different training modalities. NG tends to emphasize bodyweight and resistance band exercises while II uses bodyweight, but also dumbbells and odd objects.
Ross, I understand and accept your point about the need to take the sample workouts and workout schedules which you present and to adapt them to my specific needs. I will do so in the future.
However, I learned just as much about fat loss and effective dieting from actually doing a diet as from reading about it; from experiencing it and then tinkering, tweaking, learning, and developing.
I believe a similar method would serve me well in improving my physical condition. Thus, I propose to work my way through the 50-day routines in NG and II - scaled where needed; learn from the experience; get some real-world, practical knowledge; and then adapt the workouts to my unique needs.
Do you have any thoughts on how best to alternate II and NG workouts? My original thought was to switch from one to the other every week. But perhaps switching every conjugate cycle would be better? Or just go through the entire, say, NG 50-day cycle and then the II workout schedule?