+1 You don't have to be lifting heavy weights to build strength (at least starting out), you can achieve similar results by doing more reps on body-weight exercises. The point is to work your muscles almost to failure, however you can. The PB Fitness ebook has done wonders for me, and I was also starting from what felt like square one. Don't let lack of equipment stand in the way of working out. All you need to do pullups are a tree branch, or railing, or a 2x4 screwed to some floor joists in your basement, ect. In the spirit of "MacGyver" look around your home and see what you can use that you already have. It doesn't have to be pretty or elegant, it just has to work.
Originally Posted by Vick
A word of warning though, it is harder (for me anyway) to maintain proper form during squats with improvised weights than it is with a bar. Make sure you have a rock solid form by doing body-weight squats (in front of a mirror if possible) before you start putting any weight on your shoulders. The last thing you want to do is injure yourself by lifting wrong/too heavy and fall off the wagon entirely.
Last edited by salmonofdoubt; 03-12-2011 at 08:39 PM.
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