What can I do with this equiptment

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  1. DrK_Mrk_iV

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    I'm at home for the summer. I decided I am done being skinny and want to bulk up... Don't worry. I've read and researched how to accomplish this goal. However, I don't have the money to join a gym but I have some limited workout equiptment at home.

    Free weights ranging from 10-45 pounds
    bowflex
    Bar and plates (blanking out on the name)
    Elipical bike

    What exercises can I do with this stuff?

    What is a good all around work out for arms and chest that is at my disposal. Thanks guys.
     
  2. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    not planning on legs or back?
     
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    I assumed those would be limited with my weights. But I am open to any ideas. :big grin:
     
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    Sell the Bowflex. Then you can buy everything else you need, specifically more weight.
     
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    Focus on compound movements.
     
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    There is a lot of back/ leg exercises that he can do with what he has :ugh:
     
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    if you want it to be a priority in your life you will find a way to pay for a gym membership. ymca's are cheap, a lot of insurance companies will pay for a membership, lots of gyms have summer student rates - 3 months for a fixed cost
     
  8. dieslow

    dieslow Guest

    A bar and weight? How much weight are we talking here? If you can clean a working weight, you can do most movements.
     
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    Tons of leg stuff with that. Hold the 45s and do sets of jumping squats till you collapse. Then try running up your stairs :eek4: Guarantee you'll be hurtin
     
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    db overheard squats kick my ass
     
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    the problem with home gym equipment is that it doesn't provide you with the right motivation. any of that stuff if used correctly and continuously will give you results, the problem is you most likely won't use it continuously. you'll probably be motivated for about a week and a half before your workouts start tapering off.
    A gym membership gives you a place to go where you won't be distracted and have no other purpose to be there other than working out. paying monthly for a gym membership will motivate you far more than having a bench press sitting in your garage.
     
  12. Skeletor

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    I used to be this exact way. I still take a week off every month and a half because I'm just not that motivated, sometimes we need that extra push from external sources rather than just our own wishes to look, feel, and operate better.


    I'm much better about it now simply because my goals are more important and don't focus on visibly seeing results, just feeling them. If my goal was to get ripped and be massively strong then I would just quit with what I've got (gym membership would change that).
     
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