Help again please, you're all so great I love you all

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    Jul 09, 2010 6:37 AM GMT
    So Im going to be away from my weights for a while and won't have access to a gym. My question is can I at least MAINTAIN, I must emphasise, MAINTAIN my muscle mass by doing only bodyweight exercises to failure everyday? Basically various pushups, pullups, situps, bodyweight squats etc. I know I won't grow much during this, but it should still keep me in shape, right, I hope? Thanks for any advice
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jul 09, 2010 7:06 AM GMT
    I would say looking at your body it will maintain.
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    Jul 09, 2010 7:09 AM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidI would say looking at your body it will maintain.



    Im about 35 pounds bigger than in my pics they're very old. I don't mean me specifically but for anyone in general are bodyweight exercises enough for maintenance
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jul 09, 2010 7:21 AM GMT
    I don't think you can say there is a general answer and this would work for everyone.

    If I want to stay 175 pounds and keep my same muscularity I need to lift weights. Many of the exercises I do require more than my own body weight. Ie: Benching, legs, squats.
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    Jul 09, 2010 10:26 AM GMT
    hello there.

    well to be honest gym in def preferable but still u can get a decent workout at home as well

    1. trx workout
    http://www.fitnessanywhere.com/

    2. Insanity workout . or p90x workout
    http://www.extremefitnessresults.com/

    3.turbulence training
    http://www.fitwatch.com/ebooks/Turbulence_Training_4-Week_BWW_FitWatch.pdf

    4. also go on craigslist or a used sports store and u can buy a kettlebell for 10 to 25 dollars and they are very efffective . and i got some kettle bell resources as well PM me

    5. not to mention gettin a band the stretchy kind at walmart for 10.00 but i know of very cheap ways to get set up in a house and be effective.

    If was me i would go kettlebell way . u just need couple of them and cheap

    but there u go hoped it helped.



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  • EricLA

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    Jul 09, 2010 5:28 PM GMT
    Good advice above.

    If money is tight you can also rely on household objects for weights. For instance, filling plastic jugs with water, sand, or rocks to use as weights.
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    Jul 10, 2010 3:26 AM GMT
    Either way, work out as much as you can. Maintain what you can and go back to the gym when you have the opportunity.
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    Jul 10, 2010 6:03 AM GMT
    bump!