Thread: Body Weight Exercises
08-20-2004, 02:49 PM #1
Body Weight Exercises
I have seen many people post lately asking what types of exercises they can do when traveling and they don't have access to a gym. Last week I had to go out of town for work and was put up in a nice 4 star hotel with what they claimed to be a full gym, much to my surprise it was a large gym with lots of cardio equipment, pec dec, and a few dumbbells 10LB and less. So, I came up with a list of exercises that can be done without equipment. There are obviously many more exercises than these listed, I just felt that of the ones I know these were some of the best, and wanted to put something together in one place.
One Arm Pushups
Towel Tricep Extension (Either tie something heavy on such as milk jug of have partner apply pressure to end of towel)
Body Weight Step Up
Body Weight Backward Lunge
Body Weight Front Lunge
Donkey Calve Raises (requires some sort of weight on the back such as a person)
Alternating Roto Crunch
Crunch Knee Up
Hangling Leg Lifts (If bar available)
Body Weight Good Mornings
Corner Reverse Pushups
PullUps (If bar available)
Closed grip Chin-ups (If bar available)
Hand Stand Push-Ups
One-Armed Figure Eights
Lateral Raises (find something heavy to use like milk jugs)
Neck Bridge (Works Neck & Traps)
Can also add weight to most any bodyweight exercise by holding onto something heavy like milk jugs, water jugs, or even those weighted note pads in some hotels.
08-21-2004, 04:53 AM #2
Pistols(one legged squats)
08-21-2004, 11:26 AM #3
I thought those were called sissy squats. So named because it makes any muscle man who hasn't done 'em before often ends up looking like a sissy when he can't do 'em.
Last edited by 63190; 08-22-2004 at 01:30 PM.
08-22-2004, 01:30 PM #4Originally Posted by GoingBiG
08-22-2004, 01:31 PM #5
Head stand push ups. I lean agains the wall 'cause I don't have the ballance to hold a hand stand, let alone do a hand stand push up.
08-22-2004, 01:34 PM #6
Head Stand pushups? You mean hand stand pushups? (those were listed under shoulders above)
08-23-2004, 12:53 AM #7New Member
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..great message! there's one bodyweight exercise that i love doing.. can't really describe it well, but it's basically a "rolling pushup".. you start in the up-pushup position, collapse one arm so that your shoulder touches the floor, roll back up, and do the other side.
i also like doing "the plank".. which i think is a yoga position.
10-19-2006, 02:50 PM #8
Bumping thread up in response to recent post on this subject.
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