No Gym, Please Help Me
- 03-27-2012, 01:55 PM
No Gym, Please Help Me
I am currently in a situation that does not allow me to go to a gym and use the weight room. But, what I do have is one of those adjustable dumbbell things (5-25 lbs), I have reasonable amounts of free time, and a lot of motivation to do something.
Do you guys know of any iso-lateral, or body weightish type of movements to do? I'd ideally like to hit all parts of my body the same way I would if I was in the gym with real weights.
Any help is appreciated guys. I want to put together a routine to follow. I know it won't compare to heavy free weights, but this is what I have to work with, so I have to be resourceful.
I'm currently looking for a cheap bench that folds so I could do Flys and stuff like that.
- 03-27-2012, 02:18 PM
give me a minute, i have a good link for you...LG Sciences forum representative
- 03-27-2012, 02:23 PM
home-gym-bodybuilding.comLG Sciences forum representative
03-27-2012, 02:25 PM
Mind if we ask the situation?
You can do a lot of different body weight stuff on playgrounds (sounds dumb but can work)
03-27-2012, 09:38 PM
Bro, I won't give you a bunch of advice on dumbbells and things like that. But, I too trained for a few years on weights, then had to go 2 years with no weights, then back to weights. When I made it back to weights my transition was not very rough and I was able to maintain quite a bit of strength doing some of the following exercises:
Pushups, lots of them, varying intensity. Often 500-1000 reps over a period of sets. Sometimes as Little as 200 reps with very little rest
Dips (if you don't have a dip bar then do them in a chair, off of a table, whatever)
Vertical Pushups (handstand pushups) whatever you prefer to call them. Will develop a lot of shoulder strength and develop your traps as well. Again vary your hand positioning.
Have access to a park? an area where there are monkey bars and you can get on them without being a creep? If so do all variations of pullups.
Good luck, I am sure those plus what you can do with dumbbells will actually surprise you if you push yourself appropriately.
03-29-2012, 02:53 AM
Thanks, I'll check it out.Originally Posted by hvactech
03-29-2012, 02:54 AM
I don't mind. I am drawing against debt due to school loans and low income. So, the gym is a luxury right now.Originally Posted by Grambo
03-29-2012, 02:57 AM
No park access, but I can try the other stuff.Originally Posted by kBrown
03-29-2012, 11:08 AM
Not the access or how things are in Sacremento but if there is a YMCA around you most will work with low income people and make deals for almost nothing. At least worth a look into.
I guess if not google around for High Intensity DB workouts. Could also build a cheap sandbag and get some pretty sweet home workouts with that.
03-29-2012, 11:12 AM
in my younger not so furtunate days i used galvanized pipe and bricks, pillow cases full of sand....
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03-29-2012, 11:19 AM
03-29-2012, 11:24 AM
Well not proud of it but started getting in shape in jail(dui)anyway like the others side on the dips,pull-ups,ect for bodyweight.
You can use a bucket of water,sand for curls,extensions and a old tire tube and some zippy ties,glue will make a sandbag for alot of different exercises.
A back-pack with weight in it for push-ups,pull-ups will do your back alright,as for your legs sprints and and anything really heavy(motor block)for deadlifts
04-01-2012, 02:19 AM
How would you guys put together a routine?
04-01-2012, 10:17 AM
Tuesday: Curls (Waterbag, sandbag, bag with books in it). Just nice slow reps and tight squeeze at the peak.
Wed: Cardio Day
Friday: Vertical Pushups--for your shoulders and traps. Can also throw in Dips, off of a chair
Satuday: Cardio (jumping jacks, jogging, etc etc). Punching bag?
04-03-2012, 07:52 PM
Pushup is the most under rated chest workout