Home workout?

  • maax223

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    Mar 13, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    I've never exercised a lot, except for jogging. I'm now looking to tone up my body a little, but I don't have much time or money to go to a gym...

    Would anyone know a good home workout that would be suitable?
    I'd like to build some mass, and develop my strength, but I'm not trying to get a bodybuilder-type body.
    I don't have any equipment, but I can buy dumbells.

    Thank you!
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    Mar 13, 2013 3:36 AM GMT
    It takes many many years to get a bodybuilder type of body.

    Try P90X, just need a pull up bar and some dumbells
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    Mar 13, 2013 5:53 PM GMT
    I think a good set of dumbbells (up to 50 lbs each), a training bench with adjustable incline and an excercise mat will be all you need for a decent full body workout.

    With this stuff, you can do for example dumbbell bench presses (flat and incline) and flyes for chest, bent over rows and back flyes for back, shoulder press and lateral/front raises for shoulders, squats and weighted lunges for legs, bicep curls, french presses for triceps, and many things more... A barbell and pull-up bar are useful extras. I prefer to go to the gym, but when I'm late or when the weather is really bad I can do my entire training routine at home.

    You could look for second hand on the internet, there's a lot of people that have fitness equipment at home, but never use it and really want to get rid of it. I got my bench with an extra dumbbell set for only €30, the guy even delivered it to my house. I got a home trainer even for free!
  • maax223

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    Mar 14, 2013 1:13 AM GMT
    @BoyWonder, thank you for the tips! Sounds great. I will look up for used equipment online... Shouldn't be too hard to find.
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Mar 14, 2013 1:33 AM GMT
    Oooh, get a pull-up bar. Best way to tone your forearms and biceps, although to gain muscle in your biceps you need heavier dumbbells eventually.
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    Mar 23, 2013 2:54 PM GMT
    BoyWonder saidI think a good set of dumbbells (up to 50 lbs each), a training bench with adjustable incline and an excercise mat will be all you need for a decent full body workout.

    With this stuff, you can do for example dumbbell bench presses (flat and incline) and flyes for chest, bent over rows and back flyes for back, shoulder press and lateral/front raises for shoulders, squats and weighted lunges for legs, bicep curls, french presses for triceps, and many things more... A barbell and pull-up bar are useful extras. I prefer to go to the gym, but when I'm late or when the weather is really bad I can do my entire training routine at home.

    You could look for second hand on the internet, there's a lot of people that have fitness equipment at home, but never use it and really want to get rid of it. I got my bench with an extra dumbbell set for only €30, the guy even delivered it to my house. I got a home trainer even for free!


    Good advice. With the possible addition of a floor mat, you can do a lot. You might also find the following book, which I've used, helpful: Men'sHealth Ultimate Dumbbell Guide by Myatt Murphy. It includes numerous well explained exercises and routines and plenty of helpful photos.