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Fitness routine ideas?

Discussion in 'General Support and Advice' started by AlexJames, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. AlexJames

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    So i want to start working out. I haven no equipment and none of the confidence to join a gym. So...anyone wanna help me design a workout? Just to get in shape. Wanna put my potential hip/thigh dysphoria into something useful that'll make me feel good about myself, namely eating/drinking better and getting in shape.

    I've asked my mom before but she doesn't' take me seriously and i'd rather not deal with her. Here's a list of some of the ideas i got - push ups, squats, front plank, side plank, superman, forward lunges, and side lunges. Mostly stuff remembered from childhood gym class. This is the site i was looking at earlier - https://www.acefitness.org/acefit/fitness-programs-article/2863/Top-25-At-Home-Exercises/ so i can learn the forms. And youtube, of course. I have like no stamina so just a quick, five or ten minute routine once or twice a day is what i'm thinking about starting out with.

    Tried out a few things and i can do 20 push ups and squats each but that's all i tried. So, fitness routine ideas? Right now all i wanna do is get in shape. Since i have no running buddy there's no way mom will approve me going running or walking around the neighborhood so that's a no go. And i have no friends to run with anyways.
     
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    Sit ups. If you can't run then a good alternative is a skipping rope. Do you have something you can do pull ups on?
     
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    Sit ups, great idea. Can't believe i forgot those lol i hated them as a kid. And no, i don't have anything i can do pull ups on. I mean i don't think i do. I'd have to buy something.
     
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    Do you have stairs you can run up and down? Anything heavy you can hold as a weight for squats, lunges bicep curls etc
     
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    Yeah i bought weights, just 5lb weights. Kind of just guessed. I can lift 24 packs of soda or water just fine, 28 is pushing it but doable, and i can lift most boxes of beer at work. Doing it with exercises sounds like a good idea! And yeah, i have stairs, but mom has clients and that's awkward. I'm trying to avoid anything that will make noise and get their attention.
     
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    Maybe one of those exercise elastics? You can do more stuff with them than with weights.
     
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    Resistance bands. You want to keep increasing the weights and resistance so you keep building muscle. I was thinking the stairs for when they weren’t home or do you have a garden you can do sprints in?
     
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    There's an app called superhero with bodyweight exercises, I think you'll like that.
     
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    Thanks for all your suggestions, I'll look into them. :slight_smile:
     
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    Burpees I find to be pretty good if you don't have a lot of room to run around , and you'll burn fat while building some muscle at the same time . Look them up if you don't know how to do them. Also look up HIIT high intensity interval training and calisthenics