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I've heard lots of complaints that working out at home is hard because of the need for weights and equipment, or lots of room for cardio and work out videos, and sometimes the weather just isn't pleasant enough to go outside.
I have fallen victim to these before. Admittedly, they feel totally justified. I can't jump rope inside, where there is no room, and outside is out of the question, because it's 110 degrees out!
I have found the answer in Prison Cell Workouts. The idea is that these are workouts designed to use your body weight, and very minimal equipment (i.e. only what would be found in a prison cell). I've looked up lots of body weight exercises before, but space was often still an issue, especially with cardio-type exercises. I just learned about this recently, but so far I've really enjoyed it, and just thought I'd start a thread for questions and links with useful websites to share.
The first website I've found that I really have enjoyed is http://www.marksdailyapple.com/prison-workout / This guy is a little odd, and I don't buy in to some of his self promotion, but his prison cell workout page isn't selling you anything, it's offering you a list of things you can do for free at home. His website in general has some interesting articles, you just have to wade through some of the new-agey talk.
Original Post by klcqtee:
ed is http://www.marksdailyapple.com/prison-workout / This guy is a little odd, and I don't buy in to some of his self promotion, but his prison cell workout page isn't selling you anything, it's offering you a list of things you can do for free at home. His website in general has some interesting articles, you just have to wade through some of the new-agey talk.
Don't have any sites to offer except I like the bodyweight workouts from fitdeck.com they have others to add to it they are a lot of fun to mix up a bunch of different decks and then just do a card game.
But I wanted to say talk about "new - agey" stuff - I live less than 10 minutes from Sedona - the "New Age Vortex" I work out with a lot of these people. It's quite interesting to say the least.
dbackerfan: I live a few hours from Sedona, and I understand why it's called the "New Age Vortex". Some of what I've read and discussed with people that follow that is fascinating and incredibly interesting. It's not everyone's cup of tea, and sometimes it gets to be too much for me (and I consider myself somewhat open minded towards the subject). Not to discount if some of the New Age philosophies work or not, I just thought it was worth noting, because I know some people feel like it's BS; I felt the need to mention it. It's a great workout regardless of the author's spiritual feelings towards exercise.
I understand completely. I just listen politely when they start getting too "out there" for my taste. Some of the Chi stuff I can understand, some of the 'herbal' and 'cleansing' I understand but some of it is just not my cup of tea.
Interesting website, thanks.