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    Bodyweight versions of machines?

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    What could I do using only my body and/or dumbells that is equivelant to:

    Cable pull downs/ups
    Hamstring curls (I think? On stomach, curling legs)

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    Pullups.

    Hamstring pushups, dumbbell Romanian deadlift (one or two leg).

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    I was gonna say pull/chin-ups and glute-ham raises, but RDL's, like Mr. A said or good mornings are good weighted options.

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    I wrote an article for Bodybuilding.com about this topic that you might find useful:

    Bodybuilding.com - Body Double: Bodyweight Alternatives To Strength Training Classics

    As for the hamstring curls, here's a bodyweight alternative you might enjoy:

    The Single Leg Deadlift
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

    "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

    My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com


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    Always love your videos, Al - thanks.
    I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

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    Thanks, Sigi! I appreciate your support!
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

    "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

    My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com


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    Agreed, thank you for the links!
    And thanks everyone ... Though I can't do a pull up to save my life :P

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