Getting beefy at home, is it possible?

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    Apr 02, 2016 10:40 AM GMT
    Hello guys.

    Sometime ago i decided to get more active and for that i started running sometimes peer week. Some time has passed now and i managed to actually lose some weight, now i've wanted to get a little more beefy but i have no idea where to start.

    I've never been a big fan of gyms and never actually felt comfortable to go to them so i'd like to know some workouts to do it at home with minimal equipment required. Is it possible? And how?

    All your suggestions are welcomed, thanks in advance! icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 02, 2016 12:44 PM GMT
    You can put on muscle with body weight exercises or things like a TRX suspension trainer but at the end of the day weight training (of some sort) is the most effective way to do it.
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    Apr 02, 2016 4:22 PM GMT
    Body weight training in the new thing in the hipster gyms in my neighbor. Try to do one arm push ups if you think its not challenging enuf. Look at the 12 week workouts on here . Try one of the jump rope routines.
  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Apr 02, 2016 7:02 PM GMT
    Eripni saidSometime ago i decided to get more active and for that i started running sometimes peer week. Some time has passed now and i managed to actually lose some weight, now i've wanted to get a little more beefy but i have no idea where to start.


    Just sit on your ass and eat ice cream and other food garbage to pack on the pounds--which, among "gays", seems to define "beefiness". Throw in a full beard or well-shaped goatee to complete the new "look".

    The "bears" will stampede to your door.
  • tennsjock

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    Apr 02, 2016 9:37 PM GMT
    I prefer working out at a gym, because I'm less likely to lose motivation or slack off in a workout if I'm surrounded by loud upbeat music and hot beefy guys. It's easier (for me) to stop halfway through a workout or lose focus if I'm working out at home. But totally understand where you're coming from--when I first started going to gyms, I felt self-conscious and awkward, like everyone was in better shape than I was, and knew how to use all the gym equipment better than I did.

    You can find great home workouts that help you build muscle and improve your overall fitness. I've had a lot of success with P90X, which requires a home dumbbell set and pullup bar. For dumbbells, I use the Bowflex SelectTech 552 dumbbells, which have adjustable weight settings between 5 lbs and 52.5 lbs and cost about $300. The pullup bar is maybe $30-$40. And the DVDs are $120. I've used these routines off and on for the past 6 years, so it's definitely been worth it!

    I'm sure there are other good home workout routines.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 03, 2016 12:45 AM GMT
    Eripni saidHello guys.

    Sometime ago i decided to get more active and for that i started running sometimes peer week. Some time has passed now and i managed to actually lose some weight, now i've wanted to get a little more beefy but i have no idea where to start.

    I've never been a big fan of gyms and never actually felt comfortable to go to them so i'd like to know some workouts to do it at home with minimal equipment required. Is it possible? And how?

    All your suggestions are welcomed, thanks in advance! icon_wink.gif
    Well if you want to get beefy again than stop running and just sit on your ass and eat junk food.icon_lol.gif Than you will start to look beefyicon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • mybud

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    Apr 03, 2016 2:43 AM GMT
    Consider wearing a cow bell while walking around your house MOO-ing...
  • Ariodante83

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    Apr 03, 2016 3:53 AM GMT
    You'll need to define beefy.
  • Ariodante83

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    Apr 03, 2016 11:59 PM GMT
    Eripni said
    Ariodante83 saidYou'll need to define beefy.


    I'd just like to build some fat and gain some strength.


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  • jjguy05

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    Apr 04, 2016 11:42 AM GMT
    Eripni saidGetting beefy at home, is it possible?


    No.

    You'll outgrow the bodyweight exercises quick, and you'll have to move on weights.

    Eripni said
    My goal is not to actually look muscular or ripped. I'd just like to build some fat and gain some strength.


    Build fat??
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    Apr 04, 2016 2:29 PM GMT
    Eripni said... never been a big fan of gyms and never actually felt comfortable to go to them so...
    if this feeling reflects low appreciation of your body or anxiety, fear, irrationality your not going to fix the thinking by hiding at home.
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    Apr 04, 2016 5:15 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]jjguy05 said[/cite]
    Eripni saidGetting beefy at home, is it possible?


    No.

    You'll outgrow the bodyweight exercises quick, and you'll have to move on


    So you can do one arm push ups? Can you do handstand push-ups?


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    Apr 04, 2016 11:30 PM GMT
    Unless you have barbells and dumbells at home--and even then...

    No.

    Yeah, you can put on a LITTLE bit of muscle with body weight exercises, but that's going to take an eternity to add much of anything. If you're looking to add muscle, you're going to need a well-planned workout using weights.
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    Apr 05, 2016 4:33 AM GMT
    Get over your anxiety, man up, and hit the gym. You'll be fine. Put on your big boy pants, and watch guys that look like they know what they're doing, or hire a trainer to show you the basics.

    Unless you physically are very distant, going to the gym is a plan for success. If you like success, you need to go to the gym.

    We walk into, through, above, and beyond our challenges. Whether you're a closet case, a first time lifter, or awaiting open heart surgery...you'll be much better off after the journey. Most things worth doing, that make us better, take us out of our comfort zone. That is reality. Let me repeat: most things worth doing take us out of our comfort zone.

    Get going on it.
  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Apr 05, 2016 8:48 PM GMT
    Ariodante83 said
    Eripni said
    Ariodante83 saidYou'll need to define beefy.


    I'd just like to build some fat and gain some strength.


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    LOL@Ariodante83