pushups, situps, and pullups

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  1. Moofman

    Moofman Whose name you comin' in? By Who power?

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    for poor motherfuckers, would that suffice for going to the gym?
    (have a preacher curl bar and about 80lb's worth of weight)
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    if you're going to do weightless exercises, at least do squats too...

    maybe if you're lucky ceaze will come in here with something good to say.. this type of stuff (functional training) seems to be his specialty
     
  3. Moofman

    Moofman Whose name you comin' in? By Who power?

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    squats as in just the motion w/o bar:confused:
     
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    nothing will suffice going to a gym, unless you have a full-out gym at your house. but doing those are better than nothing
     
  5. Skeletor

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    you will not gain any size or significant strength... that was my experience.
     
  6. Moofman

    Moofman Whose name you comin' in? By Who power?

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    just a toned body would be nice :hs: it'll help go that far right?
     
  7. Skeletor

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    that's diet related. If you want to get toned anyway you'd need a little muscle going on,otherwise you'd just be really skinny... Just find a way to get weights or a gym membership if you want to look good.



    For general health and for stuff like MMA/Boxing training, calisthenics are great though.
     
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    not too much... to "tone" (ugh... i hate that word...), you need to cut bodyfat. but you're going to look ethiopian if there's nothing under the fat to cut to (i.e. muscle). so, you need to build LBM and cut bodyfat
     
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    try to find some heavy things, a big rock, put some sand in a canvas bag, you can get the big tractor tires for free usually, and just do exercises with those. Or maybe get some resistance bands, to some rope climbing or tie a rope to something heavy and pull it
     
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    pullups are amazing even if you had gym for home. But yeah if you're just looking to get "toned" and don't mind being skinny then a bunch of push-ups/ab exercises/ pull-ups and a weight-loss diet would suffice.
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    plus running/some other form of cardio will help speed the process
     
  12. EDM Expert

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    spread your arms further when doing pushup so that your using more of your chest. buy a pullup bar.
     
  13. Moofman

    Moofman Whose name you comin' in? By Who power?

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    i have muscle under my fat, can i maintain what i have just with those these excercises? i don't really fel like having all my muscle atrophy
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    Or do dips, place two chairs about 18 inches apart, one hand on each chair. For guys starting out they'll only be ale to do about 2 or 3 in the begining, the end of the week they'll be able to double it easily.

    If you don't want to goto a gym look a the Charles Atlas stuff. His methods are all based on dynamic tension, lots of guys use it, they all drop fat and gain muscle. Do a google search, it's not as bad as some of the guys here make it out to be.
     
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    Put some weights in a backpack and go hiking. Also do your pullups with the pack even the pushups.
     
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    80lbs with a curl bar or db's?

    For legs I would do step ups, lunges and one leg squats with the weights on my back or in my hands. It won't build up alot of squatting strength but you have enough weight there for a beginner to get decent progress with the exercises I mentioned.

    Pullups are great. Once you can do 10 with no problem (BW) you could always figure out some way to hold some of your weights (ankles, knees, dip belt, rope?) to continually increase your load.
     
  17. BigJohnson

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    let me make you a list of things to buy

    barbell - real, olympic style barbell. Can find one for $20
    six 45 lb plates - as a newbie I doubt you'll need any more for a little bit

    from there? you can pretty much do any workout that ever existed if you get creative. a power rack would be a nice edition and make things a little bit easier, but you can get by without one
     
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    it's pretty freakin' difficult to squat without some sort of rack and would never recommend it. You could do floor presses, bent over rows, dead-lifts, etc though and that would be a ton better than just push-ups and whatnot.
     
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    that's why I said a bit of creativity. there's tons of things that can be used to put the bar around shoulder height to place a bar on
     
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    what's your height/weight?

    in my experience, most of the time when people start out with an idea of what they want (i.e. what weight they want to be at), they realize that once they get there, they were wrong
     
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    bb hack squats
     
  22. I Pwn Noobs

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    yes push ups, sit ups, and pullups will keep you in shape if you do enough of them. Also run.
     
  23. The Method

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    in shape? yes definitely - entire training regiments exist that do not include weight training. There are no Marine Corps or Army physical training manuals that include weight training.

    You will not, however, put on significant muscle mass. You can drop body fat with that kind of training, a proper diet, and a cardio regiment.

    But it's all about the diet.
     
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    Actually, I don't believe I ever did pullups as part of my morning army physical fitness...calisthenics and running from basic training on up to primary leadership development course (I didn't stay in long enough to go to BNCOC).

    The guys who didn't lift weights were really skinny. Everybody built some decent endurance from the calisthenics but as so many before have already said: diet determined people's bodyfat levels.
     
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