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Body weight exercises

Postby Mrcuse » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:49 pm

Im 33 years old and just started working out again. I started this week doing all bodyweight exercises with some dumbbells. My question is since im doing my own bodyweight can I do whole body workouts and how long before I do it again? Every other day? Wait 2 days? Cannot afford gym membership thats why im doing this kind of workout. Plus a year ago a completly tore my labrum and dislocated shoulder. Thanks!!
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Re: Body weight exercises

Postby Catt Queen » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:00 pm

Bodyweight or not, your muscles still need time to recover / repair. I workout most days but always try to avoid working the same muscle group two days in a row.
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Re: Body weight exercises

Postby xJimx » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:23 pm

Not sure I understand what you mean - if you're using dumbells then by definition you're not doing bodyweight exercises??

Either way then just let how your body feels guide you. If you're doing a full body routine 48 hours should generally be fine.
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Re: Body weight exercises

Postby thestoatyone » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:37 pm

Yeah every other day to start, although like Catt says once you're conditioned to that there's no reason not to do a variety of whole body workouts back to back.
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Re: Body weight exercises

Postby rebootpt » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:22 pm

A couple of good body weight circuits for you, adding in the dumbells seeing as you have got them.

Forward lunges - 12 on each leg
Burpees - 12
Push ups - 12
Moutain Climbers - 30 sec
Plank - 1 min

Dumbell shoulder press - 12
Star jumps - 30 sec
Chin ups - 12
High Knees - 30 sec
Side Plank - 30 sec each side

Do each circuit 3 times with 2 min break.
This should get you sweating, you can add dumbells to the lunges and the squats.
I dont see any reason you can't do this type of routine most days of the week as you are not maxing out on the weights or splitting your muscle groups over the week.
As long as you have at least 1 day off and get enough sleep.Your body will let you know if you need more recovery days.
Just go easy with the shoulder, stop if you get any pain with a certain exercise and find something different.
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Re: Body weight exercises

Postby Mrcuse » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:48 pm

Thanks reboot!!
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Re: Body weight exercises

Postby fresherthanlife » Wed May 02, 2012 5:35 am

I love exercise but hate the typical gym environment. One of my favorite workout tools at home is a pilates band...you can do resistance training with almost any part of your body.
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Re: Body weight exercises

Postby Lordmuppet » Wed May 02, 2012 7:45 am

I don't do much bodyweight stuff but those who do seem to consider Ross' 'NeverGymless' as the bible of sorts.
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Re: Body weight exercises

Postby gabrielxxx » Fri May 04, 2012 10:23 pm

Can't you do Pull-ups or dips? Those are my favourites among the BW exercises.
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Re: Body weight exercises

Postby gabrielxxx » Fri May 04, 2012 10:23 pm

Also look up convict conditioning, if you're interested I'll look up a link.
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Re: Body weight exercises

Postby israel » Wed May 09, 2012 4:02 am

Can you explain what do you mean ?

do you bench press your bodyweight (70-80) ? what wegiht do you lift with what exrcises - i mean do you do curls ? milatry press ?

i have a shoulder problem and what i do now is - exrcise with sports band 1 day off exercise with dumbells day off pushups and pull ups and a day off - hammer workout and day off - some leg stuff day off

if something hurts than i take 2-3 days off - and i try to be as creative as possible and allways change exercises so if some exercise is bad for my shoulder i wont do it to much
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Re: Body weight exercises

Postby micalhassi » Tue May 29, 2012 4:50 am

You can do whole body work out at home with some little exercise equipment. I share some upper and lower body work out for better attractive body figure.

Lower body:
Leg extension
Leg press
Deadlift
Wall Sit

Upper body:
Lats
Pectorals
Triceps
Biceps
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Re: Body weight exercises

Postby vegain » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:00 pm

I also do my workout at home, because i cannot afford a gym membership. I do bodyweight exercises at home. One of my favourite exercises are mountain climbers and Squats, high knees in place, and for sure burpees.
My routine looks like this:
Jumping Jacks
Squats
Lunges
Side Lunges
Burpees
Push-ups
Mountain climbers

This makes me sweat a lot. I’m doing it two times a week and combine it with an intensive running training. Additionally I do 3 sets of box jumps. And this workout is perfect!
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