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  • no gym...what do i do?

    So my gym closed down for financial reasons and I am stuck for training.

    Any thoughts on what I can do to help weight / fat loss

    I have a kettlebell at home... HELP???

  • #2
    Buy a squat rack, a barbell, and some plates. Build a platform. Win.
    The Champagne of Beards


    • #3
      Have you considered Convict Conditioning?
      Male, 32y, 6'0" tall
      SW 306lbs (6/1/12)
      CW 244lbs (1/17/13)

      BP down from 120/80 to 110/74


      • #4
        different push up variations, pull ups/ chin ups, squats


        • #5
          There's a ton you can do. You can buy a few small pieces of equipment. resistance bands, physio ball, door frame pull up bar. Push ups, pull ups and squats are some of the best exercises you can do!

          People sell used equipment all the time on craigslist.

          There are channels on you tube that post daily work outs. Bodeefit sends a daily work out to your email. I think its all body weight, no major equipment. IF you want to put the work in, the resources are out there!


          • #6
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            • #7
              Check this out....

     - Never Gymless


              • #8
                With a kettlebell, a pullup-bar and a jump rope (maybe add a yoga mat) you can do a lot for your body!
                Turnstone's world - not really a journal...


                • #9
                  Originally posted by runner_79 View Post
                  Any thoughts on what I can do to help weight / fat loss
                  I changed what I eat and started by counting calories.

                  Exercise:- Press ups, Dips (between chairs), Squats (hug something heavy), Pullups under a table, Sprinting, Plank/sit ups and Burpees should keep you in shape. As you can see, you don't really need any expensive equipment.
                  Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.


                  • #10
                    Convict conditioning, all you'll ever need.
                    Do what you love and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. if you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching tv. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop, they will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Some opportunities only come once, seize them.



                    • #11
                      Google simplefit for strength training and buy/make a pull bar
                      Make an adjustible sandbag for variety
                      Sprint outside or at a track
                      Buy a "good" yoga dvd

             has a book called never gymless that is pretty good.


                      • #12
                        What others have said plus You Are Your Own Gym.
                        KB 300
                        Make or buy a sandbag as well.
                        Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
                        Don't forget to play!


                        • #13
                          Go for circuit training workouts so you get the strength and the cardio at once. Plus it increases you HGH naturally.

                          My go to circuit workout is:

                          Circuit A:
                          Pull Ups
                          Push ups
                          One Legged squats

                          Circuit B:
                          Handstand push ups
                          Coffee table dips

                          You can do this circuit with nothing but a pull up bar. Just don't get the iron gym pull up bar, they suck!
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                          • #14
                            For just about any body weight program, the only piece of equipment that is hard to improvise is a pull up bar. A door way model is maybe $20. Then, your house is your gym.

                            Alternatively and even better, throw the front door open and head outside. Find a playground or fitness station (or whatever they are called). Run, sprint, play, balance, climb, using available equipment.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by counterpuncher View Post
                              Totally agree here ^ Also agree with the Convict Conditioning. You can build a really awesome (and functionally powerful) physique with no gym. Head to a playground or park nearby and use the bars they have. Focus on explosive movements and you'll get an even better workout in less time. Example:

                              Plyo pull-ups
                              Bar-to-chest (high) pull-ups
                              Clap/Plyo push-ups
                              High box jumps

                              Do all of those regularly and that's all you'd need for killer workouts and you'll probably actually see better results than being in the weightroom: in both physique and power.