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Training Without Equipment
by Zach Bashore
Most of us have the problem of choosing what type of equipment to use in the gym, while others ponder ways to even be able to train in the first place. Even if you don`t have access to a gym, there are plenty of alternatives that can help you get a great body without spending a fortune on gym fees. If you`re a teen whose parents won`t buy you a gym membership, someone who doesn`t feel like driving a long distance to be able to train, or even a person who feels more comfortable training at home, then this article is for you.
Now you`ve decided you want to train at home but there is only one problem. You don`t have any equipment that you can use to pump out exercises with. Now is when you need to get creative and think of something you can use as an alternative to dumbbells. Milk jugs, laundry detergent, gym bags, paint cans, and books can all become useful if needed. There are also many different bodyweight exercises you can perform if you enjoy training that way. Switch things up, create a good split just like your would if you had good equipment, and most importantly, have fun doing it!
Bodybuilders love their cardio but it can become very difficult when mother nature decides to have a bad day. Most cardio machines are also very expensive so not all of us have the ability to just hop on a treadmill on days like this. Look for a jump rope or anything that can be used as one. Do jumping jacks, burpies, or walk around inside. You could even do some household chores like vacuuming the floor or anything that makes you get up and move. If you want to do cardio bad enough, you will find a way to do it no matter what.
When doing cardio I always need to do some sort of weight lifting or bodyweight exercises to get an adequate supply of testosterone in my body. That is why I created my own style of training that is very different from all of the other ways I`ve read about. When jogging around in my basement or doing jumping jack, I`ll stop every five minutes and do an exercise I have listed down on what I want to accomplish for the day. I`ll then continue my jog and repeat this cycle until the 45 minutes are up. I then stretch, have my post workout meal and call it quits for the day.
Not having any equipment or access to a gym can give you a good excuse not to start exercising or even quit working out altogether. I hope this article will help people realize that you can obtain a decent body without having to deal with the financial drain that comes with using good equipment. Something is better than nothing. If you`ve never exercised in your life and you do five push ups today. You`re better than you were yesterday. REMEMBER THAT