Sometimes its hard for me to get to a gym where I can do all the lifting as directed in the book, but I have NO idea how to do it at home! I don't own any equipment. In fact, I think the only thing that looks remotely like it came from a gym is one lone resistance band lurking beneath my bed. Is there a way to do the weightlifting days at home? what suggestions, if any, do people have about using things around the house, maybe? Thanks!!
I do all of my weight lifting at home because I am much better at working out every day when I can do it on my time in my home. However, that being said, I invested in various dumbbell weights. I have 5, 8, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30. I also have resistance bands (which are really cheap on Amazon). I believe you can now buy the dumbbell with weights that just add on. I would suggest that and just modify them according to your needs. I know it seems like a lot of money up front, but it's a heck of a lot cheaper than paying a monthly gym fee!
I basically am trying to avoid buying weights that I can't travel with. Travel ends up being a big part of my job, not to mention I tend to move a lot so I had avoided paying the extra cash. I also was looking for a more immediate solution as I am not going to be able to get to the gym for my upper body on saturday and I am leaving to go on a job come may 10th and won't have a gym while I'm gone.
I bought a 40lb weight set at walmart for about $30-40 a few years ago. It comes with four 7.5lb weights and four 2.5lb ones so you can customize how much you want to lift at once. I may not be explaining it that well, so here is a similar product that I found on Walmart's website:
I think your best option would be to develop a body weight routine to use when you travel. That way you don't need to take any equipment along. If you can manage to bring along an adjustable chin-up bar ($20 at Walmart) then that would be even better.
I got a chin up bar, but its still kinda hard to travel with, however I found really great adjustable resistant tubes for only 6 bucks at marshalls. I definitely will be taking them with me. Thanks for your suggestions, everyone! I will not be discouraged. Now I just have to figure out how to really stick to the HIT with runs on the beach! Its hard to look at a stop watch or really gauge if I'm hitting the various levels of my body without seeing the actual number on the treadmill.
Look into a p90x style of training. I do almost all "bootcamp" style work. I'm not big, but I can canoe, hike, rockclimb and the like just fine. Plus I have decent strength. Get creative!
I was doing Insanity which is very similar to p90x and stopped seeing the results. Thats one of the reasons why I have switched to the BFL workout.
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