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Offline AllyBelly

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Home workout - no equiptment
« on: February 20, 2012, 05:09:45 PM »
Hi,

This might have already been covered in past topics but can't find them. I'm looking for a workout to follow for strength training at home using body weight only (no pull up bar). I will eventually get some weights but only have one 6kg weight for now. My goal is to get stronger and slim down a bit.

Cheers,
Allybelly

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Re: Home workout - no equiptment
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 05:31:55 PM »
push-ups, crunches, burpees, get a pull up bar, put water into pails with handles and lift them in various ways like arm curles, butterflys, squats, farmers carry... be creative....be consistant!


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Re: Home workout - no equiptment
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 01:17:38 AM »
Apart from the above good advice you might also be able to make somewhere to do dips. Once you get comfortable with standard pushups you can start raising your feet.

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Re: Home workout - no equiptment
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 04:42:05 PM »
Thanks guys - good ideas.

My partner also just got a home gym thing - what are the best functional movements to do on this? He hasn't got a pull-up bar or dips component yet, but they are on there way.

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Re: Home workout - no equiptment
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 11:49:54 PM »
Thanks guys - good ideas.

My partner also just got a home gym thing - what are the best functional movements to do on this? He hasn't got a pull-up bar or dips component yet, but they are on there way.
What did he buy?


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Re: Home workout - no equiptment
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 02:16:55 PM »
I don't know what its called, but it looks like this pic. I also have a 6kg weight (from one of those big witches hats from road-works!) and a rebounder trampoline.

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Re: Home workout - no equiptment
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 02:58:16 PM »
Not huge fan of machines but if used properly, they beat the crap out of nothing.  Please do not do front leg extensions.  REALLY, REALLY BAD for the knees.  Leg curls are OK but not extensions.  Looks like it has all the other typical home gym stations.  Pull downs, butterfly, sitting bench press, leg curls, leg extension (bite my tongue).  You can us the bench for lots of things like several varieties of crunches,  also raised leg push-ups...be creative....

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Re: Home workout - no equiptment
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2012, 04:39:31 PM »
I really like the workouts from this website:

http://www.bodyrock.tv/

Requires minimum/no equipment and requires little time, but gasses me out without fail. Plus, it has a really supportive online community from all around the world :)

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Re: Home workout - no equiptment
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2012, 07:42:17 PM »
Thanks :)

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Re: Home workout - no equiptment
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 04:31:09 PM »
Checked out my new backyard this morning - got tires, wood blocks, heavy sledge hammer, shovels, heavy car parts, thick ropes. Time to get creative!

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Re: Home workout - no equiptment
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 06:15:40 PM »
Lol, what do the neighbours think?

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Re: Home workout - no equiptment
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 06:19:28 PM »
No one else was up at that time of morning!

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Re: Home workout - no equiptment
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012, 08:28:26 AM »
I just read the book Convict Conditioning, it was a pretty good read, but there are other books out there that are a little better. Ive worked in the prison system before and saw how the inmates worked out and the condition they got into. You can achieve great results with bodyweight workouts.

I just got me a used tractor tire thats about 400+lbs for free at a tire shop. Its a beating to flip that thing!! LOL. Home equipment is easy to make or find, i can put some links up if you are interested in homebuilt stuff?