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#1 Sten-Johan Lill

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 08:53 AM

In 3 months from now im going to get work as an steadicam operator. Im going to start practicing and training now and would like to know what workout excercises should i do. Which muscles to train and etc.
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Posted 03 December 2010 - 10:19 AM

In 3 months from now im going to get work as an steadicam operator. Im going to start practicing and training now and would like to know what workout excercises should i do. Which muscles to train and etc.

Cardio... which I do none of and Abs (Core) will support your back... which I also do none of
oh yeah, squats for you knees... which I do none of

I guess what I'm saying is that you will gradually build the muscles needed to do the job... just the other day on a live show, the utility was asking me if I wanted my dock... I said no. It was more work for her to drop the cables and fly the dock over for me to rest for all of a minute and the run it back off the set and get back to me before the count down. Pop open the vest and put the sled on the shoulder is what I do and she asked me was I trying to be He-man? Nope, just didn't see the need for it... I wasn't like I was exerting energy standing at rest, now IF I had just jogged up a graded incline on a two minute take... NO TIME TO GET THE DOCK!!! TAKE THE RIG!!!

But IF I was to hit the gym... defiantly the core muscles and get use to stretching like a runner... THAT will help tremendously.


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#3 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 07:25 PM

Baldwin diet:

Alternate 1.5 oz curls with 16 oz curls.
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Posted 04 December 2010 - 01:53 AM

P90X Plyometrics and Yoga X, works for me... Lost 46 pounds and a bunch of inches last year on the program, still keeping it off.

Oh, And keep practicing...WITH the RIG on. The muscles that are sore today will gradually get stronger over time.
Good luck and welcome.
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Posted 04 December 2010 - 02:41 AM

Baldwin diet:

Alternate 1.5 oz curls with 16 oz curls.



It's a good diet
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Posted 04 December 2010 - 04:00 AM

"It's a good diet "

Funny, just got home from work at 3:30AM Sat morning and I seem to have a scotch and a beer at hand.
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#7 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 04:04 AM

"It's a good diet "

Funny, just got home from work at 3:30AM Sat morning and I seem to have a scotch and a beer at hand.


That's my plan for when I get home at 4 or 5 (the joys of doing a vampire show)
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Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:50 AM

"It's a good diet "

Funny, just got home from work at 3:30AM Sat morning and I seem to have a scotch and a beer at hand.


That's my plan for when I get home at 4 or 5 (the joys of doing a vampire show)



I am honored to have a workout named after me (hiccup)!!
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#9 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 04:28 PM

"That's my plan for when I get home at 4 or 5 (the joys of doing a vampire show) "

Yup, cop show here. Saw my post was at 4:04AM so a bit later than I thought!

Ron, I'll hiccup with you any time babe!
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#10 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 08:51 PM

Oh yeah, Eric, which vampire show?

Looking forward to drinks with your too. My show goes till April so it looks like I'll miss the ASC awards and my usual February trip to LA (unless I do an express trip for the SOC awards).
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#11 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 09:45 PM

Oh yeah, Eric, which vampire show?

Looking forward to drinks with your too. My show goes till April so it looks like I'll miss the ASC awards and my usual February trip to LA (unless I do an express trip for the SOC awards).



True Blood with Simon which goes until Dexter season 6 starts, so no time off for me until November next year!

which show are you doing?
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#12 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:19 PM

Oh. of course, you're doing "True Blood." I'm doing "Blue Bloods" which everyone gets mixes up with your show. Both hits, so not bad.
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