The Big 3.....Gymless

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  1. kupo1 White Belt

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    i recently moved and have no gym equipment at my new place yet and cant afford a gym membership at this time. I was wondering if you guys could give me some alternatives to deadlifts, squats, and benchpress using easy to find/make items such as sandbags etc.......

    Yes, I am aware of "Never Gymless" at rosstraining.com but i am really really tight on money right now (moving out is tough hah) so if you guys could help me out that would be great. My old lift routine was very similar to the three day Pull/Press/Squat split you guys have in the FAQs.
     
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    Mark Knopfler!
     
  4. Klotz Shalom

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    Dips are a suitable replacement for bench press and can be done between two sturdy chairs.

    Go to a park and find a big rock to lift. Make a sandbag and squat it.
     
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  7. Chris Beeby Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    Mark Rippetoe advocates weighted pushups OVER BP, but says that it is harder to load.

    Try putting a backpack on with stuff in it. Do squats and pushups. Get a sandbag.

    Get a pullup bar.
     
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    get a 100 pound punching bag. put it on the ground in front of you. lift it up put it on your shoulders, put it back down. pick it up, put it on the other shoulder, put it back down.
    pick it up, put it over your shoulders the same position you would with a squat bar, squat it atg, atg and then high jumps, still too easy? throw on a backpack with weights in it. and then try to do box jumps with it.
    for bench? lay on the ground and bench press the bag? never tried it but i dont see how it wont work. or if you have a partner, put the damn bag on your back and do weighted push ups.
    use your imagination.
     
  10. krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    Work on improving your one armed pushup, pistol and pullup number. Complement with lifting rocks you find outside, cleaning a medium heavy keg (if you can find it) and do everything you can think of with a medium to heavy sandbag (deadlift/clean/shoulder/etc)...
    You will be a better stronger man after a few months of that kind of work anyway if you apply yourself to it.
     
  11. ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    You can also go to Walmart and get a decent-sized duffle bag for around $10 (Outdoor something brand) and then go to Home Depot and get 210# of sand for around $8. Do as described above with punching bag, but you can change the weight if needed. (Also a lot cheaper)
     
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    I was just thinking about this recenty, as Im going on a three week trip with no access to a gym.

    Im going to call it "girlfriend training"

    Push-ups with gf sitting on my upper back
    BOR using two belts, one around her upper body and one around her thighs.
    Squat while carrying her fireman style.

    This should keep me from getting too far behind on my routine.
     
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    first off, i wouldn't try to replicate a powerlifting routine exactly- i'd focus more on cardio, and msucular endurance- those are things you're going to be able to work on more effectively with no equipment.

    jog, sprint, do burpees, do pushups, to backback pushups, to pullups at a local jungle gym, do those with a backpack, do bodyweight aquats (and with a backpack), do verticle pushups, do leaps, pick up a big rock and throw it, meh lots of shit to do dogg.
     
  15. flak Guest

    "They don't give a damn about any trumpet-playin' band/It ain't what they call rock and roll"

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    Get that slayer crap the fuck out of my Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits thread. I threadjacked it fair and square and am prepared to defend it.

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  17. flak Guest

    Eh? Can't hear you, sonny.

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    Mark Knopler has more talent in one pubic hair than that whole band has.
     
  19. flak Guest

    Maybe I just don't "get" the music you kids listen to these days.

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  20. vince89 Banned Banned

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    lol get that m etal shit out of here, and tell those pussies to get haircuts.

    Mark Knopflers' double stop riffs make my taint sweaty.
     

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