Working out without a gym

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    Sep 15, 2007 9:21 PM GMT
    I started building my body during the summer of 2006. I made some progress and I went from skinny to what you see now. I realize that it is not a lot of progress, so don’t focus on that. I don’t believe in excuses, but the reason my body is the same as a year ago is because I was traveling Central America from September of 2006 to June of 2007. My body did not continue to build because I had no clue what to do without a gym. I would do a couple hundred sit-ups a day, about 150 push-ups, about 60 pull-ups, and swim everyday for about 45mins.

    Now I am back in Central America and I want to have more progress then last year. I am looking for any advice on how to build with nothing. So if any of you athletic and muscular studs have advice for me, please share it.
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    Sep 16, 2007 1:23 AM GMT
    I think you look really good and youre doing the right things...push ups and pull ups will take you a long way....you can also do bicep curls with gallon jugs filled with sand or anything you can grasp....you can do triceps with two chairs....putting your feet up on one and your hands on the other and going down and up...if you put some weight on your lap its even better...

    You can do shoulders also with sand filled gallon jugs also...using them like dumbells and doing press ups...

    Good luck...I applaud your efforts and commitment. Keep it up!
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    Sep 16, 2007 4:41 AM GMT
    Back when I was in the Army, and frequently stationed overseas in places where there were no gyms, we would use common everyday items for weight sets.

    Liter bottles for hand weights, gallon jugs filled with sand for dumb bells, five gallon buckets at the end of a piece of wood or pipe instead of barbells, 50# sacks, Large rocks, whatever was handy.

    You really don't need a lot of fancy stuff, any weight will do, and the freeweight exercises are pretty much the same wether you paid $500 for your weights, picked up a rock by the side of the road, or got them out of the garbage can.

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    Sep 20, 2007 8:57 PM GMT
    Sorry it has taken me so long to reply, I am still traveling. Thank you for those few comments. I really appreciate the help.
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    Sep 26, 2007 2:37 PM GMT
    I used to do bodyweight exercises that gymnasts do- they don't lift weights but their own bodies and they look great. I did a lot of handstand pushups last summer and my shoulders and arms grew a lot. You don't need anything but a wall to balance against.