Working out on a budget.

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    Sep 06, 2010 3:50 AM GMT
    I joined a gym and canceled because I couldn't afford it. I can't even afford fast food anymore.

    That is besides the point though. What are good ways to exercise that are quiet because I live in a apartment building with cardboard walls. You can hear everything the person next door is doing no matter how quiet they try being. Is there anything on the workout plans for people that do not have access to equipment? Anyone know any cheap stuff I could get over time so I could work out from home? I have no idea really on any of this.
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    Sep 06, 2010 4:03 AM GMT
    Cheapest and quietest workout = elastic band training.

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    Sep 06, 2010 6:45 AM GMT
    safe some money and buy affordable equipment you can use at your place.

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    Sep 07, 2010 2:04 AM GMT
    charlitos saidsafe some money and buy affordable equipment you can use at your place.

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    what is the top thing?/
    does that really work or would it break off when trying to do pull ups
  • Abe13

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    Sep 07, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    http://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Your-Own-Gym/dp/0971407614/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1283825220&sr=1-1
    "You Are Your Own Gym" By Mark Lauren & Joshua Clark

    This book is the one I like. And you don't need any special equipment, although a pull up bar is very helpful. I have been using it all summer. Quick 30 minute workouts that gradually get harder as the weeks progress.
    Good Luck!
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    Sep 07, 2010 2:22 AM GMT
    cee87 said
    charlitos saidsafe some money and buy affordable equipment you can use at your place.

    iron-gym-pull-up-bar-.jpg

    iron_gym2.jpg

    power-systems-nrg-ball-system-medicine-b

    back-strengthening-exercises-24.jpg

    1419_t.jpg


    what is the top thing?/
    does that really work or would it break off when trying to do pull ups


    Do a search for "door gym" or "doorgym" (they also sell them at amazon.com). I've had one for over a decade now and they work if your door frame has a lip on it (some don't so there's no grip since it sort of relies on the leverage to support your bodyweight). Mine's quite sturdy and I've been quite happy with it especially on days I'm too lazy to head to the gym.
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    Sep 07, 2010 2:50 AM GMT
    Look at garage sales. Exercise equipment seems like one of the most frequent items people try to get rid of and much of the time they only used it a couple times.
  • HankFit247

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    Sep 07, 2010 2:58 AM GMT
    An alternative to the Bowflex dumbells, check out PowerBlocks. Same thing, different form. Found mine on eBay a 6-7 years ago.

    Marshalls & TJ Maxx are also a great source for inexpensive gym equipment, namely medicine balls.
  • rebelbeard

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    Sep 07, 2010 2:59 AM GMT
    I wish you lived by me. I bought a bunch of home workout stuff like the pull up bar and elastic bands only to learn I hate working out at home. I would just give them to you.

    The elastic bands are great for a whole body workout. You can do ALL kinds of workouts!
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    Sep 07, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    Yeah, check Craigslist. Lots of people buy exercise equipment and end up selling it because they don't use it. Pick up a set of basic dumbbells, and maybe an adjustable bench. Or you can just do some calisthenics and HIIT at the park.
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    Sep 07, 2010 4:10 AM GMT
    Push ups!
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    Sep 07, 2010 4:20 AM GMT
    All the above things everyone mentioned work great. Calisthenics are great and better for you in many ways over traditional weights.

    As far as your question as to if the door gym would break. Just put it this way. I currently weigh 245 and mine hasn't broke. If it can support my huge ass, you should have no prob unless the door frame is rotted out lol.
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    Sep 07, 2010 4:22 AM GMT
    Here's RJ's article on working out without equipment:

    http://www.realjock.com/article/825/
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    Sep 07, 2010 4:22 AM GMT
    Hit a local hardware store. Get 6ft of rope, 2 bricks and 2 mason blocks. Do body weights pushups, etc. Use the bricks for arms working up to the mason blocks. Jump the rope. Run. Use your creativity. You can do this.
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    Sep 07, 2010 4:28 AM GMT
    How much were you paying? (If you don't mind) I hear some are pretty cheap- you just have to cut a few things out---

    As for the door gym.. you can also use pull-up bars and/or rings at a local park.



    http://www.extrim-video.ru/index.php?key=calisthenics+pullups
    great outdoor stuff----^