Does anybody has a workout routine without any gym machine involved that actually works?

  • Android17

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    May 17, 2016 7:10 PM GMT
    I don't have time or money for a gym right know so I was wondering if some of you could share a workout routine that can be done at home?
  • Destinharbor

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    May 17, 2016 8:28 PM GMT
    There's a lot of body weight routines out there but unless you at least have a bench and some dumbbells, which are expensive, you're going to mostly tone but not build. Maybe try to find some cheap dumbbells and a bench on Craigslist? You'll probably need 25-55lbs db, or 7 sets.
  • Android17

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    May 17, 2016 9:34 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidThere's a lot of body weight routines out there but unless you at least have a bench and some dumbbells, which are expensive, you're going to mostly tone but not build. Maybe try to find some cheap dumbbells and a bench on Craigslist? You'll probably need 25-55lbs db, or 7 sets.
    Hey, thanks man. I'll try that.
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    May 17, 2016 11:38 PM GMT
    There are a ton of 7-minute (free!) workout apps - and they actually do work decently IF you stick with them and use good form - work even better if you do them 2x or 3x in a row (not easy!)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-klein/we-tried-it-7-minute-workout_b_3416964.html

    http://nyti.ms/1D6O0xf
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    May 18, 2016 5:04 AM GMT
    I've been building my fitness level for the past two years through an outdoor boot camp with a local group called Total Movement. The trainer who started it began with Camp Gladiator, which has camps around the country, perhaps also in Atlanta. But my point is not that you should join CG, but that all we do at our camp is by our own body weight or with dumbbells. It's pretty intense stuff and I started with 8 pound weights at first and have slowly progressed to the 12 pound weights I'm using now. That doesn't sound like much but this is total training (cardio, strength and core) and trust me, you'll be completely challenged.

    I suggest that if you purchase yourself one set of dumbbells at say 10 pounds each, you'd do well for yourself. See what's out there in terms of training suggestions that involve no gym. You'll be amazed at how much you can do with one set of dumbbells and things like small walls, steps, ramps, etc. I'm in the best shape I've been in in years and with no fancy equipment. The world is your gym!
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    May 18, 2016 7:23 AM GMT
    Go to YouTube and search for: bodyweight training fitness

    Lots of exercise ideas that doesn't require any equipment.
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    May 18, 2016 12:49 PM GMT
    I used to travel for business and a lot of places I went didn't have a gym. And of course I didn't travel with dumbells. If you are creative you can use many household items to make a workout tough and effective. (I was caught one day by the hotel cleaning staff doing bicep curls with the table lamps (shades removed). LOL)

    Chairs can be used to do tricep dips. Lift the chair over your head is a great military press for shoulders. I've used paint cans for straight arm shoulder lifts. You don't need any equipment for ab crunches. Basic push ups are a very effective chest workout - I do them (300) both flat on the floor or with my feet on a chair for an inclined workout. A community jungle gym can provide the means to do pullups - one of the best lat workouts.

    Bottom line is you don't need a gym. You instead need to be committed. If you are you will be amazed what you have around the house to put together a killer workout routine that gets results.

    Best to you.
  • MarvelBoy23

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    May 18, 2016 2:35 PM GMT
    try some DDP Yoga... It's intense, uses body weight and isometrics!
  • badbug

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    May 18, 2016 11:45 PM GMT
    try some DDP Yoga


    BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    May 19, 2016 3:54 PM GMT
    If you're creative and have clever alternative equipment, you can easily mimic gym equipment.
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    May 20, 2016 12:22 AM GMT
    Android17 saidI don't have time or money for a gym right know so I was wondering if some of you could share a workout routine that can be done at home?


    It depends on your goal. If your goal is to gain muscle, you're gonna have to get a gym membership. Body weight exercises aren't going to get you into fitness model shape.
  • camfer

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    May 22, 2016 3:02 AM GMT