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    Hello Gentlemen,

    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.

    THANKS!

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    Mind if we ask the situation?

    You can do a lot of different body weight stuff on playgrounds (sounds dumb but can work)
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech
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    Thanks, I'll check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grambo
    Mind if we ask the situation?

    You can do a lot of different body weight stuff on playgrounds (sounds dumb but can work)
    I don't mind. I am drawing against debt due to school loans and low income. So, the gym is a luxury right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kBrown
    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.
    No park access, but I can try the other stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emerge View Post
    I don't mind. I am drawing against debt due to school loans and low income. So, the gym is a luxury right now.
    Understand how it goes.

    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.
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    in my younger not so furtunate days i used galvanized pipe and bricks, pillow cases full of sand....
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    in my younger not so furtunate days i used galvanized pipe and bricks, pillow cases full of sand....
    in my jail house days we used trash bags filled with water and rolled up newspaper in a sock as a handle
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    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
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    How would you guys put together a routine?
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    Monday: Pushups
    Tuesday: Curls (Waterbag, sandbag, bag with books in it). Just nice slow reps and tight squeeze at the peak.
    Wed: Cardio Day
    Thursday: Squats
    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?
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    Pushup is the most under rated chest workout
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