Working out at home. What can I do?

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  1. Ivandrago

    Ivandrago I must break you.

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    Here's the situation. Around my area, there's only 1 gym within driving/biking distance, everything else is at least 20 min away by car. Given teh gas prices and what i drive and teh cost of the gym ($70/month) i want to start working out at home instead of paying money for the gym and wasting it on gas.

    I need a good routine for my house. My folks, who i'm living w/ now to save money, have this thing:
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    I also have several pairs of DB ranging from 20 - 50 lbs, and i plan on getting a few more.

    Can anyone recommend anything? I can take care of cardio by jumproping and runnning outside. I need a good freeweights routine.
     
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    search the archives/stickies....

    invest in a power rack and a decent weight set
     
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    you can do your basic bench press..
     
  4. MaineSucks

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    go to the gym
     
  5. Ivandrago

    Ivandrago I must break you.

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    :madfawk: I just said i dont 'feel like paying 70/mo for a gym that's not worth it. Besides, considering that I'm job searching right now, and living w/ the folks to save whatever money i make at my bar job 2 nights/week, right now going to the gym isn't an option. I'm not made of money. :slap:

    Any GOOD advice? or are you just going to be an ass?
     
  6. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    You could sell that piece of shit and buy a used rack, bar, bench, and 300lb weight set. That and the dumbells should be alright to start with.
     
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    Search the stickies for a routine. If you add a Swiss Ball you could use the free weights you have but you'll need to add heavier dumbbells to effectively hit your legs. There are also a huge assortment of attachments you can add to your Gym.
     
  8. Marix

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    If you're really strapped for cash you should invest in:
    Sandbags, a sledgehammer, a huge tire, planks of wood, length of rope etc etc etc

    Be inventive - throw, clean, carry, press the sandbags, smack the tire with the hammer, flip the tire, hoist it on your back and run around with it etc etc etc

    If you're not that stuck, get a 300lb olympic weight set and some sort of rack. That will get you sorted for pretty much anything.
     
  9. Ivandrago

    Ivandrago I must break you.

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    I'm not Rocky, I'm Ivan Drago. :rofl:

    But all jokes aside, those are good ideas. I'll probably be able to get an Olympic weight set. ANy suggestions where I can get a full one for a good price?

    :wavey:
     
  10. Ivandrago

    Ivandrago I must break you.

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    Well I would but it's not mine to sell. I have to deal with it unfortunately. But it's honestly not that bad. :o
     
  11. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Check Craigslist for your area or used sporting goods stores for cheap ass weights.
     
  12. Skeletor

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    I agree a rack and bench would be fine. Also get higher dumbells... I don't like the idea of BB benching at home without a spotter.
     
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    just curl them db's 10x once an hour, every hour. guaranteed 2+"
     
  14. Marix

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    hehe.. you'd be suprised. You can come up with a workout that will make you puke or give up after 10 minutes using just a 100lb sandbag.

    It's a style of training called GPP (general physical preparation)
    A combination of "real world strength" (dont start a huge debate over this one), gymnastics etc. You combine strength, speed, agility, flexibility etc. I think it's an awesome thing and I'm going to start this type of training soon.

    As for where to get stuff.. craigslist is best to find somewhere local, otherwise you're looking at huge shipping fees.
     
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