What can I buy to help me workout with no gym available for 5 weeks?

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  1. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    I'm going to be in 29 Palms California (the middle of the fucking Mojave desert) for 5 weeks and I need to know what are some things that I can buy to at least get some sort of a decent "heavy" workout when i'm out there. Like those straps i've seen at the gym where you attach them to something and can lean forward at a pretty sharp/low angle and do things like chest presses and shit. I'll be able to do plenty of pullups, dips, and pushups... but that's basically all i'll be able to do and I want a real workout with at least some sort of resistence where i'll be in the 6-10 rep range and can work all my muscle groups. I don't care how much it costs or if I need to buy a ton of different shit as long as it's stuff I can stuff inside a bag or whatever.

    I'm bringing my protein and everything with me so my diet will remain the same to a point, I just want to at least be able to continue my weight lifting routine and not lose any muscle while i'm out there.

    Any ideas on shit I can buy?
    Thanks
     
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    energie I like to place an order.. the name? Situation the

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    not really sure. I'd say look into the thug workout

    why r u going? for training im assuming
     
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    do single leg pistols, pushups, plank (side and fronts), situps. go find some rocks and lift them.
     
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    sandbags
     
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    fuckload of pullups, pushups, bodyweight squats, etc.


    Ro$$ is on point with the sandbags idea... plenty of sand in the desert
     
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    Believe me, I was in Afghanistan for 9 months and I tried the whole sandbag workout and everything else, none of it was good. I don't want to just do pushups and situps and bullshit calisthenics, I want a real heavy bodybuilding workout...I know I can't exactly get a real workout out there like I want, but I know there's shit like those straps, bungee things with a lot of resistence, etc. What are things like that I can buy to help me accomplish this?
     
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    blast straps, jump stretch bands, backpack.
     
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    LocTite98 Chillin'

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    is that John? What the fuck up man? Remember me?
    STi?, Ducatti?
    Howse the marines
     
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    do some prison type shit then. wrap up whatever you can find that's heavy in a towel and use it for curls, overhead press, lateral raises, tricep extensions, etc. Wear a heavy backpack for dips and pullups, find some heavy shit to hold while doing squats, etc.
     
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    if you're going out there for the marine base can't you use equipment there? I'd be amazed if they don't have any lifting equipment on a marine base.
     
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    yes and yes.

    it pretty much sucks 99.999% of the time, but i don't regret doing it.
     
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    Look up bartendaz on youtube, your going to laugh at first but there is hardcore stuff in there.
     
  14. synthetic

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    there is always a gym open... open the dam front door of your house and run!
     
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    Thanks, you're a big help. I'm sure that being in the Marines and all, the thought of running never occurred to him.

     
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    try reading the first post next time.
     
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    and bodybuilders dont do cardio? the military training programs also has many exercises with the assitance of another person... (such as to simulate db press, one presses on your palms while you sit standing up, trying to press out over your head... just having the person apply constant pressure maybe tricky) Regardless its good to change up the routine and then jump back into your regular program... my friend has WR raw teen bench record (tie 525 or something), went to afganistan for a year, comes back and hits 545 within a few months... sucks that so many great athletes have to sacrifice training to go out there just to support themselves
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    I assume you are going to the marine base there ... I would bet they have some decent equipment, no??
     
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    calisthenics > u
     
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    I just got out of 29 palms. I suggest just going to the gyms there on libo. Mojave viper is a pretty good workout as it is.

    but theres also the trx suspension trainer that you just attach anywhere and it uses gravity and body weight to get teh workout in.
     
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    My unit is gay, we won't get any libbo while we're there.

    I just bought that TRX force, looks pretty cool but was expensive as fuck.
     
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    Post up what you think of it. I may be moving in a year or two to a place that has absolutely zero gyms for many miles.
     
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