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    Indoor Exercises

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    Right now I'm in China, kind of stuck indoors (and besides, it's way too polluted outdoors to exercise...) and was wondering for any other suggestions for exercise besides pushups. This is also to help me brainstorm ideas for when I go to college this September. I'll have a pullup bar when I go to college, though.

    Question 2: Does it matter if I have a set 'routine' -- like doing 'sets' or 'reps' ? I've always just done pushups or pullups randomly throughout the day. Is there a difference in efficiency or quality of the workout?
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    convict conditioning?
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    could do P90X!!

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    Yea pull-ups, push-ups, that's your money right there. Maybe find some heavy shit to lift.

    Yea, sets and reps absolutely do matter because they are a good way of tracking your progression. You have to know if you are moving forward or not.

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    You can do tricep dips if you have a chair or bench.

    If you can maybe buy a big jug of water you can use that for heavy-lifting.

    Do different styles of push-ups (close-hands, decline, plyometric, etc.) to spice things up and work out your upper body differently.
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    Lunges, squats, calf raises.

    If you have any stairs, boxes, etc. you can do step ups and get real creative for leg workouts. Jump on the elevated surface, one leg step ups.

    If you don't have a jump rope you can mimic the movements. One leg jumps, quick jumps, short (2 inches), medium (6 inches), and max effort to jump as high as possible.

    On the calf raises change the angles of your toes (45 degree inside, outside) and also do 1 and 2 leg raises.

    Don’t forget your burpees…

    ....not to mention leg lifts, sit ups (legs in air, legs on ground bent or straight), planks (front and side), scissors, reverse crunches.

    If you have anything weighing 5/10 pounds you can get a great shoulder workout.

    You can get a great full body workout without a gym. Unfortunately I have just started to figure this out.

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    I just remembered when I was in Japan for 3 weeks for work, I brought resistance bands with me so I could work out in my hotel room. They weigh next to nothing and travel well.
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