Hey people,

So... im fat. now you know. i want to lose weight but i dont want to walk. that will work too slowly. i dont really want to go outside at all. i do have access to an old exercise bike and i could use that but i would rather not go to my grandparents house every time i want to use it. what kind of exercises could i do AT HOME that would help me lose weight the quickest? i do have a pull up bar and some dumbbells. thats about it.

 

thanks

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So yeah I'm fat too, but I'm working on it. Personaly I started the mace training that was listed on this site not long ago. The maces are pricey but you can make one with stuff from the local hardware store for about 20 bucks. I have been doing it for a couple a weeks now, and no the weight isn't dropping epically fast, but it is dropping. And as a big, hairy, fat guy it is a lot easier to feel manly( read motivated) swinging a mace around then dying on a treadmill(although the time will come for that). I also just completed some home made Indian clubs but haven't had a chance to start using them yet.

I should add, that this is probably not the quickest route to losing weight but it is one I feel I can stick with, which I believe to be more important than speed. As some one who has been over weight the majority of his 30 years I have found that it is important not to get overly hung up on quick results. Because if you don't get them it becomes too easy to become discouraged, and quit. And even if you do get them, it becomes hard to maintain.

Also diet can not be ignored.

This is a good approach. Find something you can stick with for the long term. I don't know why people expect the extra weight they have put on over years to disappear in weeks and months. 

Also the mace work looks pretty awesome! One last thing, if the treadmill isn't your seen there are lots of ways to add it equally effective cardio to your mace routine. For example you could consider getting a kettlebell and doing swings for 20 minutes or do sets of burpees in between exercises with the mace.  

Honestly, I'm trying to work running into my routine. But making it to the gym doesn't always work, where as the mace I can break out in the back yard while the kids play.

Currently with the mace I run through 7 exercises(10 reps each) ten time, and try and rest as little as possible between. It sure feels like cardio.

Sounds like cardio to me too! Also sounds like you're having fun and making progress. I'd definitely choose what you're doing over working out in a gym.

You're way ahead of me on the routine, man.  I just got started though.  I do 12 reps of everything but the wood chop (I gotta get a tire to pound on), one right after the other, and then repeat the whole routine once.  This week I'll be adding another set.

 

Then we'll be ready for a sequel to Braveheart, or the zombies, whichever.

Yeah, I'm missing the tire too so no wood chopping for me either. I did however add some triceps extensions.

You hold the mace behind your back link with the squats then extend it up over your head until you in the classic Heman "I have the power!" pose.

my mace

and clubs, that workout kicks trash too

Sweet! When I get around to mace training (which I want to at some point) I was planning on getting a sledge hammer...

This looks very interesting. I like the sledge hammer idea. I need to find out more.

The mace is made out of a 36' x 3/4' threaded rod($12) with 3/4 nuts($.50/ea)

, 2 1/2 lbs weight plates($2.50/ea.) and para-cord wrapped around the handle. I just used the nuts to hold the weight in place and add a pommel, I did add a few extra up top. for little extra weight and for appearance.

As I said it's not fast but it does work, I'm dropping an average of about 3 pounds a week with this, hoping to increase it with some of the diet tips I've picked up from this thread.

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