View Full Version : How to build muscles and get stronger etc. without the gym.


hardmanbrit
10-30-2008, 11:45 AM
Does anyone have any advice as to how I can build all of my muscles without going to the gym?

At the moment I have hardly any spare cash. My wage is about £13, 000 per year. Therefore, I cannot afford the gym. In fact, I have never had gym membership.

I have two 5kg dumb-bells and that is it. I have been using them for about two years and all I have is large biceps.

Chr0nic
10-30-2008, 11:58 AM
i've built a good amount of muscle on simply jumping up and down steps and jumping as high as i can on one leg at a time, doing explosive pushups and always really pushing myself, never touched a weight in my life

even through cardio you can gain some muscle, when your running, have breif interfaces of instant bursts for around 30 seconds(i mean really push yourself for those 30 seconds), carry on running normally for 30 seconds, breif burst again etc, just when you feel you can't do anymore, push yourself through another 2-5 more reps

hardmanbrit
10-30-2008, 12:01 PM
Thank you very much man.

I really appreciate that.

By the way, what do you mean by 'explosive' push-ups?

THE REED™
10-30-2008, 12:02 PM
pushups and pullups are your best friend, do them as often as u can

Tuggers1986
10-30-2008, 12:04 PM
Does anyone have any advice as to how I can build all of my muscles without going to the gym?

At the moment I have hardly any spare cash. My wage is about £13, 000 per year. Therefore, I cannot afford the gym. In fact, I have never had gym membership.

I have two 5kg dumb-bells and that is it. I have been using them for about two years and all I have is large biceps.

If you only train your biceps then you will only have large biceps. With your dumb-bells you can easily train your biceps, triceps, chest, shoulders and back. Look on here for some exercises...

www.bodybuilding.com

Chr0nic
10-30-2008, 12:07 PM
Thank you very much man.

I really appreciate that.

By the way, what do you mean by 'explosive' push-ups?

everything i do is explosive, cuz i wanna be a fast, powerful fighter(im gettin there) explosive pushups, clap pushups, you know? push yourself right off the floor(ur upper body anyway) and clap your hands and quickly get back into the pushup form(before you smash your nose), oh and do these as fast as possible, land and explode straight away

Tuggers1986
10-30-2008, 12:09 PM
Thank you very much man.

I really appreciate that.

By the way, what do you mean by 'explosive' push-ups?

Do them as hard and as fast as you can instead of slow and controlled.

hardmanbrit
10-30-2008, 12:27 PM
Any more advice would be truly greatly appreciated.

hardmanbrit
10-30-2008, 12:28 PM
Do them as hard and as fast as you can instead of slow and controlled.


Ah right, okay.

Thanks man.

What difference will that make by the way?

hardmanbrit
10-30-2008, 12:34 PM
Also, any ideas on how I can work the lower pectorials?

Chr0nic
10-30-2008, 12:38 PM
it will improve endurance and speed, if you throw fast strong consecutive punches for about 30 seconds, then quickly jump down do some explosive pushups and jump back up and do some more fast strong punches and combo's and take a small break and repeat(you should be well out of breath when you stop one rep)

doing things explosively is getting your body used to getting oxygen quickly to muscles and the stretching and hard contraction of muscles is what increases muscle size do this and you'll have size(with a limit depending on your body type)while having very strong and well defined muscles

Chr0nic
10-30-2008, 12:46 PM
posted all this on the wrong ****in thread

hardmanbrit
10-30-2008, 01:09 PM
Tremendous man.

Thanks!

MJ406
10-30-2008, 01:24 PM
Any more advice would be truly greatly appreciated.

well i dunno how this would help in regards to building muscle capacity .. but in regards to cardio.

a great work out I've been doing is

20 min on an Elliptical followed by 10 min on stationary bike

rest .. where I jump rope in between w ankle weights for like 5-6 min .. but I'll add the push ups sit ups here as well.

then go back and do 20 min on stationary bike followed by 10 min on Elliptical to finish it out

I've been doing this routine for about 4-5 weeks now and I've noticed a significant increase in my stamina+endurance as I can go a solid hour playing basketball for example and not even feel the least bit tired

try it out, dunno what it'll do boxing wise, but it's helped me (and it works diff muscle groups)

Viktor777
10-30-2008, 03:24 PM
i've built a good amount of muscle on simply jumping up and down steps and jumping as high as i can on one leg at a time, doing explosive pushups and always really pushing myself, never touched a weight in my life

even through cardio you can gain some muscle, when your running, have breif interfaces of instant bursts for around 30 seconds(i mean really push yourself for those 30 seconds), carry on running normally for 30 seconds, breif burst again etc, just when you feel you can't do anymore, push yourself through another 2-5 more reps

You cant gain muscle through cardio.

Tuggers1986
10-30-2008, 04:55 PM
Also, any ideas on how I can work the lower pectorials?

Decline chest exercises.

hardmanbrit
10-30-2008, 06:06 PM
Decline chest exercises.

What are they man?

hardmanbrit
11-01-2008, 07:26 PM
What are decline chest excercises?

Thanks.

sukhenkoy
11-01-2008, 08:40 PM
What are decline chest excercises?

Thanks.

Look up chest exercises that you can do, and then just do them on a decline bench.

One obvious decline chest exercise that comes to mind is doing the bench press on a decline.

SOY-COMO-SOY
11-01-2008, 08:44 PM
What are decline chest excercises?

Thanks.

they are chest excercises that you do on a declining bench. Here is a link that shows some pics and a video.

http://www.teenbodybuilding.com/derek11.htm