Body weight exercises

  • Jwusn

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    May 28, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    Hey, so still kind of new and trying to come up with a good workout thats based on body weight exercises if anyone knows any good sites or workouts it would much be appreciated. Thanks
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    May 28, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    Instead of listing them I decided to post this link.
    http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html

    Some good ones though are pushups, triangle pushups, chin ups, pullups, squats (yeah doing regular squats without anything are tough haha), lunges, situps, crunches, etc. The website gives you a good view of the exercise and well you know which muscles each exercise targets.
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    May 28, 2011 7:48 PM GMT
    Check this out:
    http://www.trxtraining.com/
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    May 28, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    Get the Perfect Push-up device (the rotating cylinders, as seen on TV).

    Get a free-standing Pull-up bar (the ones you put in the door--unless they're made better these days--tend to come crashing down while you're using them)

    I'm not saying that's all you should do. . . but even just doing the above will make a tremendous difference

    I've noticed gains in chest, shoulders and biceps doing the above

    I hit the gym too, but the additional gains came when I stepped up the push-ups and pull-ups
  • tuffguyndc

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    May 28, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
    yeah there are tons of exercises you can do that does not require weights.
    good mornings
    pushups
    planks for abs
    pullups
    dips for triceps and/or chest
    walking lunges
    balgarian split squats
    split squats
    there are tons of exercises
  • Bunjamon

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    May 29, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    The Plyometrics workout from P90X uses no weights and leaves you begging for mercy. Lots of jumping, squatting, and lungeing.
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    May 29, 2011 3:17 PM GMT
    If the OP takes all the advice in this thread and does all the exercises, he's going to wind up with a serious muscle imbalance in his mid-upper back.

    Headed to work for now, and will post a few back exercises when I get home later.
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    Jun 02, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    http://www.mymadmethods.com/exercise-database/bodyweight-exercises

    My Mad Methods has a library of basic (and not so basic) bodyweight exercises, complete with demo videos. As well as a section on bodyweight exercise routines. Enjoy! icon_cool.gif

    Edit: here's the link to their bodyweight routines list.

    http://www.mymadmethods.com/workout-database/workouts-bodyweight-workouts
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    Jul 06, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    wildtype87 saidhttp://www.mymadmethods.com/exercise-database/bodyweight-exercises

    My Mad Methods has a library of basic (and not so basic) bodyweight exercises, complete with demo videos. As well as a section on bodyweight exercise routines. Enjoy! icon_cool.gif

    Edit: here's the link to their bodyweight routines list.

    http://www.mymadmethods.com/workout-database/workouts-bodyweight-workouts


    Oh! This is excellent, thanks! icon_biggrin.gif
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jul 06, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    Old school still works. Pushups, situps/crunches, and chinups will get you warmed up. When you see your muscles poking through your skin after a month of that, you'll be eager to get some weights and make the muscles bigger!
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    Jul 06, 2011 2:58 AM GMT
    Put your arms up to the side and move them in circles. not sure what to call it, arm rolls? no, that doesn't sound right. anyway it's a good workout.
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    Aug 13, 2011 4:39 AM GMT
    Narrow and wide hand pushups.
    One-hand pushups.
    Narrow and wide grip pullups.
    One-hand pullups.
    Push-ups with hands on an exercise ball.
    Push-ups with feet on an exercise ball.
    Narrow and wide hand upside-down pushups (feet up against the wall).
    Push-ups against the wall, with hands on an exercise ball (haven't progress to that...yet...but soon).
    Front and side planks with an exercise ball.
    One-leg squats with an exercise ball against the wall.
    Front and side leg lifts with ankle weights.
    Dips with a weighted vest and ankle weights (or a weight belt).

    There are many more, but I haven't figured out a name to describe them.