Working out without a gym

  • NightwingDoct...

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    Jul 02, 2013 1:52 PM GMT
    hey guys,

    so as many of u can see, i don't have a big body or anything, and since i'm constantly moving from place to place i was wondering if anyone could advise me on any exercises i could do to get buffer while on the move and without access to a gym.

    any and all help is greatly appreciated C:

  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Jul 02, 2013 6:36 PM GMT
    Get a set of dumbells (the ones you put star locking nuts), a small set of weight plates and a yoga mattress and you have the very basics for a good upper body workout.

    Depending on how much you move, an exercise ball that you could deflate and fold in a suitcase is also a good choice.

    For exercises, research for dumbell workouts, there are plenty. Even for your legs. And the yoga matt is good for all kind of floor exercises, especially abs.
  • Nonesuch

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    Jul 02, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    I'm no fitness expert, but progressive calisthenics (google it) looks like a a lot of fun and little/no equipment needed. I've been doing more with trx straps which also require minimal cost and relies on body weight. Depending on where you are and the weather, both of these can be done outside in your yard or at a park.
  • LJay

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    Jul 02, 2013 7:05 PM GMT
    Sometimes in men's magazines you see workouts with no equipment designed for hotel rooms. They are probably online, too.
  • MarvelBoy23

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    Jul 02, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    Nonesuch saidI'm no fitness expert, but progressive calisthenics (google it) looks like a a lot of fun and little/no equipment needed. I've been doing more with trx straps which also require minimal cost and relies on body weight. Depending on where you are and the weather, both of these can be done outside in your yard or at a park.



    Calisthenics would probably be great. As well as body-weight exercises,ie: pushups, pullups, sit ups etc.

    I am doing DDP Yoga, which just requires you to buy the program and use a yoga mat. It combines Cardio, Yoga and isometrics and it kicks my ass daily. My heart rate goal is 128-148 bpm. I often found myself up in the 160's with this even...


    What would Dick Grayson do?
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    Jul 02, 2013 7:59 PM GMT
    Limited space is required as most exercises are built around resistance training using a stability ball, rubber tubes & and one's own body weight.
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    Jul 02, 2013 8:02 PM GMT
    P90X or Insanity by beach body
  • in_this_corne...

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    Jul 02, 2013 8:09 PM GMT
    Use apps like 100 Push Ups, 100 Squats, 200 Sit Ups...they put together plans based on your current ability with the idea you will achieve the goal amount over time.

    Body Fate is another one...where you can state what equipment, if any, you have at your disposal, and set how long you want to work out and it will spit out things for you to do.
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    Jul 02, 2013 8:22 PM GMT
    Buy a pull up bar and do pull ups and chin ups. You could also do dips with folding chairs and push ups obviously.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajK3jZQkFz8