Is it possible to make a good workout at home?


  • Jan 20, 2016 12:23 AM GMT
    I`m on a really crazy schedule right now and going to a Gym would be almost impossible right now. But I want to at least start a workout plan as soon as possible so when the year ends I`m atleast not that unfit.
    Any tips? A good website? Maybe Yoga?
  • badbug

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    Jan 20, 2016 12:40 AM GMT

    Diet is the most important thing. So if you are super disciplined about that, then you can achieve pretty good results at home.

    Buy some dumbbells. You can work every muscle with free weights. What you lack in overall poundage, you can make up for with volume. As long as your diet is on point, and you're a beginner, you can see great results at home.

    It's possible. Youtube correct forms. Google bodybuilding websites for beginner basics. If you put the effort in, you can get results.
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    Jan 20, 2016 1:50 PM GMT
    Walking, pushups, pullups, planks, and eating healthy are really all you need to be in good shape.
  • Fireworkz

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    Jan 20, 2016 10:32 PM GMT
    I'm looking for something similar to do while on holiday when I don't have access to the gym.
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    Jan 20, 2016 10:55 PM GMT
    It's amazing what you can do with dumbbells, tension bands, pull-up bar (the kind you put in a door jam).

    If those aren't practical, things like a chair for dips, stool for leg swings, pad or carpet for core work, a solid platform for step-ups or jumps -- lots of things around your house can help with body-weight workouts at home.

  • 24hourguy

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    Jan 21, 2016 4:45 AM GMT
    dailyburn.com or beachbody.com both have subscription based on-line workout libraries that you can stream and you won't need a lot of equipment either. I've been working out at home for a few years now and it's great! No live eye-candy like at the gym but done with my workouts in the same ammount of time it would have taken me to gather my shit, drive to the gym, lock it all up in the locker room....etc
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    Jan 23, 2016 9:20 AM GMT
    Yes you can train well at home. I worked with a lot of clients this way who for one reason or another could not ( and in some cases would not) go to a gym.

    Here are some guidelines:

    Keep active every day - get a step counter, fit bit or the like and put in 10000 steps every day over your waking hours.

    Fit in some interval training such as running up a flight of stairs fast, walking down and repeating 5 to 10 times.

    Do body weight exercises three times a week.

    Resistance bands are a great help.

    Do a core work out three times a week

    Stretch every day.

    And of course, eat healthily.

    Good luck.
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    Jan 23, 2016 10:08 PM GMT
    I guy just showed me one arm push ups. Simple in concept but I could not do one when I started 2 weeks ago. Another is inclined pull ups , another is handstand push ups. If I could master these I would probably be in shape and no gym required. For cardio and growth hormone effect jump steps.
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    Jan 25, 2016 4:52 AM GMT
    I once had a house with a fully finished basement. I turned one large room into a gym and fully equipped it with a whole system from Bodysolid, and a lot of free weights. I added a complete sound system, good lighting and some wall mirrors. I was all set, and could get in a full work out without hitting the gym. Only problem? It was a bore working out alone. I missed going to the gym and the camaraderie of my buddies and acquaintances who were working hard, inspiring me to bust my ass. When I sold that house, I ended up leaving the Bodysolid system for the next people.
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    Feb 03, 2016 5:45 AM GMT
    Google Drive sucks for pic sharing, but here's the link to a perfect home gym.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxXrPZo2FsQqaXAwN2VIRWgwbE0/view?usp=sharing
  • interesting

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    Feb 24, 2016 6:23 AM GMT
    I am too looking into this, maybe not strength training exactly, but I found a lot of youtube vids that teach you how to work out at home, unfortunately, a few of them are trashed by the commenters, but it's youtube, and I'm going to try a few out to see. Otherwise, I'll just join the Youfit near my house for 10 bucks a month.
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    Feb 26, 2016 11:13 PM GMT
    It depends on what your goal is. If you're trying to gain muscle, then: no, not really, unless your home has free weights and benches and shit. If you're trying to lean out, then yes, absolutely.
  • FRE0

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    Jun 14, 2016 11:50 PM GMT
    David_Lauderdale saidIt's amazing what you can do with dumbbells, tension bands, pull-up bar (the kind you put in a door jam).

    If those aren't practical, things like a chair for dips, stool for leg swings, pad or carpet for core work, a solid platform for step-ups or jumps -- lots of things around your house can help with body-weight workouts at home.



    A walker works well for dips too.
  • Svnw688

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    Jun 21, 2016 11:17 PM GMT
    It depends: what is your goal?

    If you're looking to stay fit in terms of cardio, then absolutely. Also if you're looking to increase flexibility, agility and other 'soft' fitness factors then sure.

    If you're looking to bulk up muscle mass or maintain muscle mass you've already worked for, then your chances of success decrease in proportion to how big you are/want to be.

  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Jun 30, 2016 5:43 AM GMT
    "possible to make a good workout at home?"

    Why not give Scooby1961 YouTube fitness videos a try. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4895846CC1452239.

    This one is working on the chest at home, but there are videos to work the entire body, AT HOME. Have a look, if you like subscribe for free.
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    Jul 13, 2016 11:43 PM GMT
    Once upon a time Canadian military pilots or their wives asked for an exercise program they could follow stationed anywhere and the top brass came up with the 5BX plan which became popular inside and outside the military. So, yes, you can work out anywhere. I started in my 50's with dumbells. Easy at first but as I did more and more reps it took too much time and energy and I quit for a while. Then went back at it doing only one or two muscle groups a day and was able to stay with it. Less time, less energy, more development. Go for it.