Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:
baldy wrote:any reason you are so anti weights?
Personally, it doesn't seem natural. Besides that, a home gym takes up a lot of space and get pricey, and when you're already a bit on the chunky side, you get a bit self-conscious working out around people who clearly don't need to be in the gym as much as you do.
I quite like body weight exercises, so don't get me wrong now, but surely working with "weights" can be as natural as without. Lifting, carrying, dragging, flipping over etc are all part of what humans have always had to do to get by. It's only recently that we got machines to help us with most things.
Maybe strongman stuff would be more for you than normal weights? The problem with no weights what so ever, is that once you've progressed a bit, you need to increase your BW (for instance by hanging a weight around your waist) to improve. Maybe a happy middle ground could be getting a medicine ball and once you've got "too" strong add on some weighted exercises?
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