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Old 02-27-2013, 04:43 AM   #1
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Hi,
Was just wondering if anyone could give me advice. I am looking to do more strength training, but I can't go to a gym (too expensive) I have some weights, resistance bands etc at home but that's it. Can anyone point me in the right direction to a site, video or something that I could use as a basis for a strength training workout?

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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I'd look at the resistance band sticky in this forum.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:31 AM   #3
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Look up Jillian Michaels. Just about everything she has is for toning and mild strength training. I know some people might knock it, but I went from not being able to hold my 42 pound daughter more than 2 minutes to carrying her around for nearly an hour last weekend when she passed out...and that was only doing the 30DS for two weeks.

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Old 02-27-2013, 11:39 AM   #4
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The insanity workout also combines strength and cardio and needs no equipment. Something else I have found to be a good workout are the blogilates workouts on youtube! I also own resistance bands and do use them, but I think I feel more productive when I do exercises that use my body weight to resist (i.e., triceps dips).
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I recommend P90X - got me really leaned and toned out. I always go back to it when I need an extra feel good workout! It's recommended that you get dumb bells, resistance bands and pull up bars but the resistance bars work just as well.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:15 AM   #6
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Look up Joan Pagano--she has books for resistance training that comes with DVD. You can buy on Amazon.
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I recommend P90X. It really toned me up and got me in shape without a need for much weight training equipment
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:54 AM   #8
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Living in rural India, I have no access to a gym either... I joined Physicalfix.com over a year ago & love it!!! Josh is a very enthusiastic online trainer. He has a facebook page too..

He's offering free workouts this month (March)... (https://www.facebook.com/events/710383505660284/)

I also use HasFit.com Great workouts there too..
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:36 PM   #9
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Here's a quick workout you can do from home:

Do exercise for 45 seconds with 15 second break
1. squat
2. plank
3. jumping jack
4. rock climber
5. kneeling push up

Try one circuit for 5 minutes. If you feel courageous and energetic take a one minute break and do above circuit again.

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I am doing ChaLEAN Extreme, at home with 2 8 pounders, but they demonstrate how to use resistance bands in the vids. It's GREAT! Highly recommend!
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I rent videos from amazon (1.99), Cathe Friedrich has some great stuff. Youtube also has a bunch of free video, fitness blender is my favorite.
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:18 PM   #12
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I just recently downloaded an app called You Are Your Own Gym, based on the book of the same name. It has workouts made up of bodyweight exercises that you can do in your home. There is also a book by the same author called Body By You, which is specifically for women. I don't have a whole lot of experience with these exercises yet, but so far it seems great!
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:17 PM   #13
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If you go to YouTube and do a search for "Resistance Training at home" a ton of videos will pop up that give you plans/demos/classes that will how you how to do this at home with no equipment.
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