I work a night shift at a boarding school, and have lots of free time. I was wondering, if anyone had a routine that doesn't involve any weights.

Views: 400

Replies to This Discussion

Zach do you have access to a pullup bar? Pullups, and chinups are one of the best body weight movements you can do. Also pushups. So many variations, dont underestimate them.
You can start with sets of normal pushups. vary hand widths. With strength you can begin to raise your feet higher, placing more of your bodyweight on your cheat and arms. The higher your feet the harder the pushups. Dips, between bars, or anything sturdy.
It doesnt need to be complicated. You can make the exercises more difficult also by going slower. Slower movement puts more time under tension on the muscles. Gymnasts get much of their muscle from time under tension. Hope this helps some.

Men's health website had a few nogym workouts. Some require a chinup bar though but you could probably do the rest without.

I've never read it but Charles Bronson (the bareknuckle fighter whose also the UK's most violent inmate, not the actor) has a book called "Solitary Fitness" that might be a good choice to look. Bronson's physical strength is famous. The guy is superhuman strong yet has done all his training inside a prison cell and on a prisoner's diet. Not sure if anyone else had read it.

Use a deck of cards.  Pick four exercises you hate, assign them to the suits.  Shuffle the deck, flip the card, the number on the card is your reps.  Face cards are ten, Aces are 15.

Thanks for the info guys! I've been away for awhile, but I cant wait to get started.

Convict Conditioning!! I would seriously consider checking this book out!  I have been doing this method of exercises now for over a year, and I am excelling more than I ever have a muscle building, strength, and fat loss.  I try to tell everyone about them, but they don't want to listen; because it takes time and is the workouts are slow (but still very intense).  The book has a wonderful description on how to do the exersizes and when to do them, about diet and life choices. 

 

One thing to think about is that the book talks about how to change your exercise to better benefit your life.  It is not a program perse' but a method in which to do the exercises we are already familier with.  Remember working out isn't sopposed to be just for muscle (though everyone thinks that), it is for joints, tendons, ligaments, heath, virility..etc..etc.

The book is kind of hard to read, as Paul Wade is not an author or english major for that matter.  The information though is excellent, and ive done some external research on this as well, and the stuff he is writing about is so true!  Just make sure if you are going to do it..than do it, just how he talks.  Dont rush it, dont try to move on to quickly, and keep, keep, keep working at it.  It has changed my life!!

Sorry if I seem like I am preaching, but it is great, expecially if you have time at work to do it! 

 

http://www.dragondoor.com/shop-by-department/digital-books/b41/?gcl...

You Are Your Own Gym. Get the book and the smartphone app. I'm on second 10-week program out of 4, great progression in terms of strength and posture.

This guy at Fortress is amazing at getting great results without weights, he is originally from Russia where street and park workouts to stay in shape are very common. He has some great, simple tips and exercises all free, NO gym fees!  http://www.fortressbody.com/exercises/

RSS

Latest Activity

Thomas Unga joined Robert Disque's group
Thumbnail

LDS Men

A place to fellowship and discuss the issues of being an LDS man in today’s world.
7 minutes ago
Thomas Unga updated their profile
9 minutes ago
Michael D. Denny replied to Andrew's discussion How do you take your coffee? I prefer it black with a slice of butter in it.
"Hot, wet, strong, black, inexpensive and from the Caribbean?  "
33 minutes ago
Native Son replied to Andrew's discussion How do you take your coffee? I prefer it black with a slice of butter in it.
"Cheapest K-cups at Costco at home. Otherwise, black from the guy with the corner coffee shop in the building where I work (cheaper and close than Starbucks, Peet's or Philz)."
1 hour ago
Native Son replied to Raul Duron Jr.'s discussion How can I improve my leadership abilities?
"If I may.  Watch the episodes of "Band of Brothers" that are about training in stateside and in England.  Closely observe the Easy Company C.O.   That's exactly how you don't lead."
1 hour ago
Mike S. replied to Raul Duron Jr.'s discussion How can I improve my leadership abilities?
"You can read books and posts, but what it really comes down to is experience and trial by fire. I've been an NCO for six years and I'm still developing my leadership style. Something to consider though is lessons learned from past and…"
1 hour ago
Brian W. replied to Raul Duron Jr.'s discussion How can I improve my leadership abilities?
"First of all, congratulations, Corporal! That's a big step, and one that prompts many to ask the very questions you are. Thankfully, our beloved Corps has provided you with all the tools you need already. Study the leadership traits and…"
1 hour ago
John White posted a status
"what is the point of life?"
1 hour ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service