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  1. Shinigami is offline

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    limited equipment home workout

    This is the amount of training equipment I have and use at home.

    Two 10 pound leg weights, straps broken.

    Any ideas on how to get the most effective strength training out of this? I'm really shrimpy and have been looking for a way to bulk up since freshmen year, but there's not one gym in a reasonable driving distance from our house and our YMCA is poor.

    I do lots of pushups, the only problem is I only seem to be bulking up on one dimension. Meaning from behind, my arms look shrinpy. From the side... still shrimpy, but a few promising bumps.

    I also do that exercise where you hold weights in both hands, arms straight down at your sides, then lift your arms straight out horizontally, then lower them slowly again. This exercise hurts like hell after only 40 reps, and it doesn't seem to be working.

    I also do crunches holding weights near my head, but if anything my gut is sticking out more now that I've started doing those.

    Does anyone have any resourceful exercise routines they can do at home without any kind of real equipment?
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    Get a calf and carry it on your back every day. When it grows you can kill it and eat it.
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    Find a bar or tree branch(before I discovered THEY MADE CHIN UP BARS), strap on the weights, and pull yourself into pure shoulder hell.
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    zombies are coming

    You could setup a pulley system and create your own zombie workout machine:
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    you can't afford a basic bench and weight set?

    Sears has a 100lb weider set for $72, though you will find yourself soon buying more weights. A bench can be found for cheaper. If you can afford the weight set, but no bench, you could still be doing military presses, bent-over rows, upright rows, curls etc. After some more weight you can add in deadlifts.
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  6. Ronin is offline

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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinigami
    This is the amount of training equipment I have and use at home.

    Two 10 pound leg weights, straps broken.

    Any ideas on how to get the most effective strength training out of this? I'm really shrimpy and have been looking for a way to bulk up since freshmen year, but there's not one gym in a reasonable driving distance from our house and our YMCA is poor.

    I do lots of pushups, the only problem is I only seem to be bulking up on one dimension. Meaning from behind, my arms look shrinpy. From the side... still shrimpy, but a few promising bumps.

    I also do that exercise where you hold weights in both hands, arms straight down at your sides, then lift your arms straight out horizontally, then lower them slowly again. This exercise hurts like hell after only 40 reps, and it doesn't seem to be working.

    I also do crunches holding weights near my head, but if anything my gut is sticking out more now that I've started doing those.

    Does anyone have any resourceful exercise routines they can do at home without any kind of real equipment?

    How cheap are you?
    I mean, you don't wanna spend any money?
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by PO9
    you can't afford a basic bench and weight set?

    Sears has a 100lb weider set for $72, though you will find yourself soon buying more weights. A bench can be found for cheaper. If you can afford the weight set, but no bench, you could still be doing military presses, bent-over rows, upright rows, curls etc. After some more weight you can add in deadlifts.
    Go to garage sales. That's where people get rid of last year's resolutions for a song. Inexpensive, barely used weight sets are often available, along with other equipment.
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     Style: Does exercise count?

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    I sympathize with your cheapo situation. You can do a lot of stuff with just body weight and some heavy stuff lying around though.

    Dips between 2 chairs for tricep tagerting and 3 for more of a chest workout. Add weight on thighs to increase difficulty.

    Chin ups/Pull ups on a low, but sturdy tree branch. You can throw a towel over the top of a sturdy door and do pullups on that too. Or just buy a bar for a few dollars.

    One-legged squats are great if done with proper form. Not only do they help with strength, but also work balance. Just hold a dictionary or a heavy book to make it harder...you don't need too much weight to make it a tough exercise.

    Handstand push-ups are quite the shoulder workout. One-armed push-ups will kill your chest the first time you try them (unless you're already in great shape).

    You can pretty easily make a wrist roller with a stick, some rope (or an old belt) and some reasonably light weight.

    There is a lot of stuff you can do with very little... Hate to pimp out an old thread of mine, but http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=19346 has a lot of links to good sites. Also check out http://www.geocities.com/fightraining/index.htm for some good ideas on being a cheapskate. I've "built" a medicine ball and put together a grappling dummy thanks to that site.
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy Jazz
    I sympathize with your cheapo situation. You can do a lot of stuff with just body weight and some heavy stuff lying around though.

    Dips between 2 chairs for tricep tagerting and 3 for more of a chest workout. Add weight on thighs to increase difficulty.

    Chin ups/Pull ups on a low, but sturdy tree branch. You can throw a towel over the top of a sturdy door and do pullups on that too. Or just buy a bar for a few dollars.

    One-legged squats are great if done with proper form. Not only do they help with strength, but also work balance. Just hold a dictionary or a heavy book to make it harder...you don't need too much weight to make it a tough exercise.

    Handstand push-ups are quite the shoulder workout. One-armed push-ups will kill your chest the first time you try them (unless you're already in great shape).

    You can pretty easily make a wrist roller with a stick, some rope (or an old belt) and some reasonably light weight.

    There is a lot of stuff you can do with very little... Hate to pimp out an old thread of mine, but http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=19346 has a lot of links to good sites. Also check out http://www.geocities.com/fightraining/index.htm for some good ideas on being a cheapskate. I've "built" a medicine ball and put together a grappling dummy thanks to that site.
    Great post, and that geocities website is great. Once I get settled after my move, I'll be working on a few of those projects.
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