Weight free exercises?

  • babebasil

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    Oct 20, 2013 5:25 PM GMT
    Hie Guys

    So, I'm leaving town for a good 2 months or so, and were i'm headed, there's no gym in sight (seriously)icon_eek.gif

    That means I'll have to put my weight gain gym plan on hold for those 2 months. . . but I don't want to lose any of the mass I've gained (I shed pounds like sweat in summer if I don't go to the gym - i.e ridiculous ectomorph icon_neutral.gif)

    Can anyone refer me to a good non-weight workout, or a dumbbell workout that can sort of preserve my muscle mass (I'll keep eating too icon_smile.gif

    Thanks guys
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    Oct 20, 2013 11:04 PM GMT
    I think that "You are your own gym" is a very, very great book about bodyweight exercises. It is written by Mark Lauren.
    You could download smartphone app or order a book from amazon or something.
    Isohunt is shutting down and i don't think they have pirate version of it on piratebay.
    but it's worth to buy it.
  • SkyMiles

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    Oct 20, 2013 11:35 PM GMT
    Here're some body weight only regimens.

    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/bodyweight
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    Oct 20, 2013 11:55 PM GMT
    Okajuurou saidI think that "You are your own gym" is a very, very great book about bodyweight exercises. It is written by Mark Lauren.
    You could download smartphone app or order a book from amazon or something.
    Isohunt is shutting down and i don't think they have pirate version of it on piratebay.
    but it's worth to buy it.

    Good book! I got it, in storage. icon_neutral.gif
    But you don't need weights. Just do manual labor like yard work, moving furniture, or babysitting. You'll get strong arms then. icon_confused.gif
  • Buns_n_ammo

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    Oct 21, 2013 8:39 AM GMT
    Zuu (www.thezuu.com.au) is a great 100% weight free class thats done in functional training gyms across Australia. Awesome class, and not for the faint of heart. Will kill the average gym goer. Otherwise when I travel I pack a TRX Suspension trainer or a TRX Rip trainer with me. They hook onto a door or bed or anything really and you get a killer full body workout. If you wanna go even harder, buy and Ankorr for military style training
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    Oct 22, 2013 1:51 AM GMT
    Bodyweight exercises or "suspension training" cables they sell at athletic stores, or the "sports" sections of retail stores.

    You can basically make your own exercise program by incorporating 2-3 push, 2-3 pull, and 2-3 leg exercises. You can set them up as a circuit to make things more fun. I went to a rural area for an internship and there was a park with those "fitness courses" where they had the benches, pull up bars, dip bars, pushup bars, etc. So, I went there every other day to work out and run on the days I didn't do those exercises.

    I did a circuit of:
    Pushups (variations)
    Dips (variations)
    Pullups (variations)
    Australian pullups
    Reverse lunges (maybe split jumpts, or whatever)
    Pistol squats (or progression to them)


    Bodybuilding.com has some good bodyweight/callisthenic workouts.
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    Oct 22, 2013 3:25 AM GMT
    A trainer has kicked my ass several times using nothing but the TRX suspension system.

    Got me to the point where I could maintain form during cleans.

    Love the TRX. Cleans suck. But, I am getting results faster.
  • honestsweat

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    Oct 22, 2013 3:15 PM GMT
    http://www.charlesatlas.com/index.html
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    Oct 23, 2013 9:47 PM GMT
    Just saw a profile for this book somewhere - looks good, handstand pushups ftw:
    http://www.amazon.com/Mad-Skills-Exercise-Encyclopedia-Illustrated/dp/1492139408/

    There's also this series that is pretty good:
    http://www.amazon.com/Weeks-100-Push-Ups-Strengthen-Consecutive/dp/1569757070/

    It's also tough to beat free:
    http://www.mensfitness.co.uk/exercises/bodyweight
    http://www.mensfitness.co.uk/exercises/home-workouts
    http://www.mensfitness.co.uk/exercises/dumbbell-exercises

    If you can, find somewhere where you can do pullups - those can be great for muscle. Check out CrossFit workouts... http://www.crossfit.com - a lot of exercises don't require much equipment. When I travel I usually try to do the Barbara - and I find that I'm sore for days after (5 rounds for time):

    20 pullups (you can build up to this - and you don't do them all at once
    30 pushups (make sure thighs, chest and chin touch ground)
    40 situps (tap the ground in front of your knees)
    50 air squats (squat below parallel)
    3 minute rest
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    Oct 23, 2013 10:33 PM GMT
    Wait! Free Exercises; but there's MORE!

  • babebasil

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    Oct 26, 2013 11:15 PM GMT
    Awesome guys. Thanx a lot icon_smile.gif