Bodyweight routine?

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  1. jag6984

    jag6984 New Member

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    Hello all,

    I've been transferred to Paris for my job and I'm having a bit of hard time getting into a gym here. I'm supposed to get a discount at one gym, but the guy at work is dragging his ass on it (lazy Frenchman!), and it would end up saving me $500 dollars a year. So right now I'm stuck doing some bodyweight exercises in my apartment but I'm getting tired of the same old routine, and I can't think of much else. I don't want to lose too much muscle mass or strength either.

    Right now, I'm doing 6x3 minute round deal (I'm going to start increasing the sets) with 30 seconds rest that looks like:
    30s squat
    30s pushups (shoulder width, wide, close grip)
    30s corework (crunches, bicycle, leg raises, etc..)
    30s isometic leg work (lunges, Bulgarian squats, single leg/pistols)
    1 min of shadow boxing

    I can't do any jump work (i.e. squats) because my ceiling is really low, and neither any pullups since I don't really have anything to pull up with! Does anyone have any alternate exercises I could incorporate? Thanks ahead of time.
     
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    pistols - one leg squats
    One arm pushups - you can vary the intensity to where you start raising your legs higher and higher untill you are doing hand stand pushups
    and these beasts that lead to planch pushups - http://www.dragondoor.com/articler/mode3/229/
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    · Jumping Jacks –1 minute
    · Bodyweight squat (one-leg squat for advanced) – 15-20 reps
    · Push-ups (slower reps for advanced) – as many reps as possible
    · Kick butts (jog in place and kick your rear with both heels) – 1 minute
    · Hamstring floor bridge (use swiss ball or one leg for advanced) - 15-20 reps
    · Superman (lying on stomach w/ arms out to side, lift legs and chest off floor) – 15-20 reps
    · High knees (jog in place lifting knees as high as possible) – 1 minute
    · Stationary lunge – 15-20 reps
    · Torso rotations/twists – 20 reps each direction
    · Side bends/reaches – 20 reps each direction
    · Mountain climbers – 1 minute (if you can J)
    · Wall sit – as long as you can hold it
    · Dips (use chair/bench/stairs) – as many reps as possible
     
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    I'll be moving to Paris in August. Any suggestions on gyms to look at joining?
     
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    Thanks for the responses guys!

    The gym that I'm going to be joining is called Club Med Gym and it's right near Chatelet, although they have a few locations in the city. I think there's a couple more, but this one looked about the best they had.
     
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