Follow The Course As Written

How it feels to follow the principals of "Dynamic-Tension®"
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Follow The Course As Written

Post by Bridge » Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:28 pm

The Atlas Course should be followed as written. Improvisation is not needed, as it is complete within itself. I have learned this the hard way. Constantly trying to increase reps, training to failure, eventually burns you out, and can cause injury. So a word to the wise, follow the course as written.

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Re: Follow The Course As Written

Post by geosta » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:35 am

I agree with Bridge. The course as written is a complete, balanced, safe and enjoyable training system that fills you with energy and gives great results if you are persistant.
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Re: Follow The Course As Written

Post by Henry Marczak » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:09 am

Most know I work for a builder which keeps me active, I have now gone to a 3 day (8 hours each) work week getting Tuesday and Thursdays plus weekends off. This gives me plenty of time to practice my Dynamic Tension lessons.

My older UK version of the course reads...
Practice each lesson until I send you a new one. Then take the new one and drop the old one with the exception of lesson One, Two and Three.

The exercises are to be faithfully practiced every morning immediately on arising and before retiring.
I read someplace that the lessons where mailed out once a month back then, this way you practice a lesson for a longer period. I'm contemplating giving this version of the instructions a go starting today. Not sure about "immediately on arising and before retiring", maybe early in the day and later in the afternoon.
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Re: Follow The Course As Written

Post by Henry Marczak » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:11 pm

Atlas also adds...
I DO NOT ADVISE DOING THEM ALL AT ONE TIME, but a few in the morning and again at night.
I'm thinking this doesn't mean doing dips twice a day, but split lesson 1,3 and extra changing lesson into two workouts. Lesson 3 would be a good lesson to practice each morning.
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Re: Follow The Course As Written

Post by Over43 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:31 pm

Henry Marczak wrote:Atlas also adds...
I DO NOT ADVISE DOING THEM ALL AT ONE TIME, but a few in the morning and again at night.
I'm thinking this doesn't mean doing dips twice a day, but split lesson 1,3 and extra changing lesson into two workouts. Lesson 3 would be a good lesson to practice each morning.
I have, in the past, taken that as doing the dips twice a day. However, Henry, your post makes me rethink my approach.

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Re: Follow The Course As Written

Post by Jim » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:26 pm

When I originally took the course in 1998 (!) it was clear -- do the current lessons x2 per day, a.m. and p.m. The end of the course instructions -- the Perpetual Lesson -- were to be done once a day, even splitting them up if that is preferable.

The original course lessons done twice a day is intense and takes real commitment and effort, but it pays off. I think it would be pretty tough to keep that pace up throughout one's life. As a senior citizen (75) I do a few exercises at odd times of day. I need more rest between workouts, and I find I get a great deal out of doing brief 5-10 minute workouts. The message as always is listen to your body and adjust your exercise based on time, energy, recuperative time, etc.

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Re: Follow The Course As Written

Post by SPEARHEAD » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:04 pm

Atlas encourages us to take advantage of odd moment during the day to slip in some exercise. I don't think all the exercises lend themselves to doing in odd moments, but many do.

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Re: Follow The Course As Written

Post by Vitaman » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:50 am

so far so good, i have a goal to get to 25 dips each and every time , and the same for rope pulls etc. There is a logical progression for a reason.

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Re: Follow The Course As Written

Post by SPEARHEAD » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:36 pm

How many sets of dips to you plan on doing.

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Re: Follow The Course As Written

Post by Vitaman » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:00 pm

the 25 didn't last long got a little cocky...making it to 20 no problem, may try to add another set soon.
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