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Old 05-20-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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Exercise equipment for limited space (and budget)

My gut has made tying my shoes a tiny bit uncomfortable, so it appears to be time to workout-for-a-while-until-I-get-sick-of-it.

I have limited space in a guest bedroom that I could use for a piece of equipment. No weights or anything like that. I'd love to get something for cardio that takes up as little floor space as possible.

I am well aware of everything that can be done with NO equipment, but it might be fun to spend a few bucks - so humor me.

I do have a Multi-gym, which is probably the best damn thing you can get for under $20. (hooks to door frame for pull-ups, sit-ups, and makes a great base for push-ups).



I'd just like to see what other people use and how effective it is.

Anything?
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:43 PM   #2
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Cardio?

Buy a mountain bike and find a dirt trail near your house.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:33 PM   #3
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If you can hack the versaclimber for 40 Minutes, I'd be impressed.

but personally...even w/ a limited budget, imo, a local gym is worth it bcs I'm a fan of muscle confusion.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:37 PM   #4
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If you can hack the versaclimber for 40 Minutes, I'd be impressed.

but personally...even w/ a limited budget, imo, a local gym is worth it bcs I'm a fan of muscle confusion.

That Versaclimber is exactly the type of thing I was looking for. In fact I was looking for it but didn't know what it was called. Now that I see they want $1500.00 for one, I'm no longer looking.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:07 PM   #5
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http://www.buyfitnessonline.com/cata...r3el7p79k4fl17

This'll get it done. I paid $20 for mine at a second hand store.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:41 PM   #6
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If you want to get serious, this guy has some pretty good stuff using minimal equipment: http://www.rosstraining.com/articles/noexcuses.html
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:32 PM   #7
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I have limited space in a guest bedroom that I could use for a piece of equipment... Anything?
It's at this point I usually say, "John's Mom". She's the best piece of equipment I've had in a while, and she's cheap! If you don't like mom jokes, or don't know John, well, this probably doesn't make any sense.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:46 PM   #8
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I know a number of folks, including Ironman Kona qualifiers, who have had great success and really enjoy the TRX Suspension System Takes up virtually no space and can go just about anywhere.

Can get started for about $100 without all the bells and whistles.
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:19 AM   #9
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Over time, I bought a new (albeit 'cheap') workout bench, a used stationary bike, two sets of dumbbells, and a hear rate monitor. It all sits in my second bedroom with futon, desk, computer, and a couple pieces of furniture:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyoQ1DPliBc

Three days a week of "Interval Training" on the bike, three days of just spinning in the "fat burning zone". Four days a week of resistance training.

Oatmeal & coffee while looking at my email, then two hours later I've trained with my weights, did thirty minutes on the bike, showered, and had my energy shake with which to repair muscle and start my day.

I've been doing the below weight training for four months, but will be switching to a three day resistance training schedule and trying to get my butt & chafing thighs used to riding a real bicycle out in the real world:

MONDAY (-PUSH EXERCISES-)
Shoulders - Standing overhead dumbbell press (palms inward)
Chest - shoulder width push-ups
Triceps - bent over dumbbell kickbacks
Shoulders - front straight-arm dumbbell raises
Chest - dumbbell flys (2 sets decline, 2 sets incline)
Triceps - behind head one arm dumbbell extensions
Shoulders - standing one arm side-lateral raises
Chest - close width push-ups
Shoulders - "See-saw Press" Standing alternating dumbbell press (palms facing chest, press-n-twist overhead)

TUESDAY (-PULL EXERCISES-)
Shoulders - Bent over dumbbell flys
Biceps - Lying (flatbench) supine dumbbell curl
Shoulders - Dumbbell one-arm upright rows
Chest - Flatbench dumbbell flys
Biceps - Cross body Hammer curls
Shoulders/Legs - "Iron Cross" w/dumbbells - Start squatted w/arms forward, stand, bring DB's to iron cross position
Forearms - Dumbbell wrist curls via flatbench
Biceps - Standing dumbbell reverse curls
Delts - Lying rear dumbbell raise (belly down on flatbench)
Forearms - Reverse dumbbell wrist curls via flatbench

THURSDAY (-PUSH EXERCISES)
Shoulders - Standing straight-arm dumbbell press
Triceps - Seated behind head triceps press (both hands, one dumbbell)
Chest - Bent arm dumbbell pullover (shoulders on flatbench)
Shoulders - "Arnold Dumbbell Press" (start w/palms facing you, rotate dumbbells as you press) ((alternate w/palms facing away from you))
Triceps - Lying dumbbell tricep extension (back on flatbench)
Chest - Dumbbell bench press (1 set decline, 1 set incline, 2 sets flatbench)
Shoulders - Standing "Partial Press" flys
Triceps - Dumbbell floor press
Chest - Hammer grip dumbbell press (1 set decline, 1 set incline, 2 sets flatbench)
Shoulders - Dumbbell incline shoulder raise/shrug with dumbbells

FRIDAY (PULL EXERCISES)
Biceps - Alternating hammer curls
Back - One arm dumbbell rows via flatbench
Biceps - Prone dumbbell incline curls
Shoulders - 2 sets of Reverse dumbbell flys, 2 sets of Seated bent-over delt raises
Biceps - standing "Zottman Curls" curls w/palms up, rotate to palms down, slowly lower, repeat....
Back - Middle back shrug w/dumbbells (belly on flatbench)
Shoulders/Legs - "Iron Cross" w/dumbbells - Start squatted w/arms forward, stand, bring DB's to iron cross position
Biceps - Seated dumbbell inner bicep curls
Shoulders - "Cuban Press" Standing, dumbbells @ thighs palms inward, raise to shoulders w/elbows out, press over head
Biceps - Alternate incline dumbbell curls
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:08 AM   #10
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This gal has some great workouts using body weigh or things around the house.

Plus she is kind of ah..... cute.

http://www.bodyrock.tv/
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:44 AM   #11
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Glad to see you're working out! I've been there with the "out of breath tying shoes because my gut got in the way" period.

Although getting equipment and doing exercises is good, don't forget about changing your eating habits as well. You can do all the push-ups and sitsups you want, but if you do not change your eating habits, you'll never see a change.

Good luck!
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