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The late Chuck Sipes, a great bodybuilding champion of yesteryear used to spend a great deal of time in the wilderness. This was due to the type of work Chuck performed for the California Youth Authority, for many years. As part of his job Chuck would take many of the troubled youths on 30-day treks into the rugged mountains of California as a part of their rehabilitation process.For the entire article, go here:
One might assume that Chuck would most likely return from such 30-day treks into the wilderness in less than stellar physical condition, simple due to the fact that he wasn't able to lift the heavy iron for a month. This was not the case with Chuck and anyone who had the opportunity of seeing Chuck immediately after one of these wilderness hikes would note that he was always in a FANTASTIC STATE OF CONDITION. His muscularity and muscle tone was always at a zenith.
This did not happen by accident
For your interest, this is the type of exercise program that Sipes follows when out in the wilderness.
He would arise early every morning; eat a light breakfast; load an 80 to 100 lb. pack upon his back and begins the day's hike with the youths. Late in the afternoon, the hike was terminated and it is at this time that Chuck began his exercise program. His exercise program consisted of expander cable movements and abs movements and as previously mentioned would take from hour to 45 minutes to complete.
With expander cables:
Traps (cable shrug), Delts (two hand upright rowing), Chest (chest pulls) Biceps (cable curls), Forearms (wrist curls and reverse curls).
Sipes performed two sets of 10 to 12 reps on each movement. Chuck felt that two sets was all that is necessary for fitness cable training as along as MAXIMUM EFFORT IS APPLIED. Next Chuck performs two sets of 25 reps in the lying leg raise and two sets of 50 in the front bend for the abs. Now, the program of the day was finished off with 10 Sets of 10 Reps in the REGULAR push up and one final set of 50 very quick rep pushups. Chuck found that his torso was pumped to the maximum from this very simple but effective program. Chuck trained his legs with a jog or run of a few miles in the late evening.
Chuck Sipes comments on cable training.
"The points of suggestion in reference to this EXPANDER CABLE TRAINING article are up to the individual and the type of training he enjoys." Unless the individual is ENJOYING his training program, he will get discouraged and not put forth FULL EFFORT.
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