Originally Posted by Striker
Weights are expensive as fuck.
All I have is this machine at my house, but i'm sure weights would be better.
Any non-weight related workouts for slimming down? Right now I'm just jogging for about an hour a day.
Jump rope to throw a little bit of change in with the jogging if you ever get tired of it.
Also, the chairs that i$e recommended can be used to throw in a few variations of pushups. Incline, decline, and deep stretch by positioning the chairs a little wider than normal, allowing your chest to go further down than it would if it were on regular ground. Then you have normal, on the floor pushups. I swear by keeping your elbows as tight to your lats as possible and not teetering out. I read somewhere that great Russian strongmen of the past did hundreds of those a day with elbows in tight and ever since I've been doing them that way with better results. As you advance, throw in some plyometric or "explosive" pushups where you literally push your self off the ground.
Then you can throw in your situps, air squats, lunges, calf raises, pull ups, chin ups, flutter kicks, planks, etc.
Don't forget the neck though. Look up wrestler's bridges so you don't wind up looking like a John Basedow v. 2.0 toolbag.
Originally Posted by Skyfall
anyone else find the gym right after Thanksgiving fucking packed! My campus gym has lines of freshman waiting for the Bench. and they'll wait in line for like 30 minutes, do their like 10 sets, then leave.
The frat boys have nothing else to do now that football season is over for the most part. Got to get back in shape for next season's grueling beer pong tournament with their bros by adhering to the following routine:
Monday: Chest, abs and arms
Tuesday: Chest, abs and arms
Wednesday: Chest, abs and arms
Thursday: Chest, abs and arms
Friday: Chest, abs and arms
Saturday: Chest, abs and arms
Sunday: Chest, abs and arms