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How to Get Ripped for Free Without a Gym
Posted By Guest Contributor On 08/04/2009 @ 12:24 pm In Health Care | 27 Comments
Editor’s Note: I met one of the guys behind GymJunkies.com out at a conference earlier this year. I thought it would be great if they were able to put together a guest post where they explained how you could get a good workout without spending much, or any, money at all. Here’s a guest post on how you can get in shape without the help, or membership costs, of a gym.
I’m fond of saying “getting in shape is simple, but simple doesn’t always mean easy”…
While most trainers and diet pill companies are promising you an overnight fix or a magic bullet, I prescribe a different medication – short, but intense workouts coupled with a straightforward nutrition plan (none of that calorie counting bullshit). You’ll start to see results in seven days. By the end of 31 days, family members might not even recognize you
Globo-gyms across the world have lulled us into believing we need their fancy machines and treadmills to get in shape. Most of us end up spending the $49 per month membership fee only to never step foot in the gym. So I’m proposing an easier home and outdoor solution anyone can use to get a great workout.
These workouts are all designed to jack your heart rate through the roof. This accomplishes two things – it increases the amount of calories you burn while you’re working out and your body continues to burn calories the next 18-48 hours after your workout. This is something long slow runs on the treadmill and elliptical machines just don’t do.
If you love the outdoors, or just need to get out of the office more often, outdoor workouts will really amp you up.
Here’s an intense workout you can do in the park:
Remember in Rocky IV when Rocky trains for a fight against Ivan Drago by running in the snow, pulling a sled, sawing a log, moving rocks, and doing pullups in the barn? (if you forget, here’s a video montage to remind you of American ingenuity ) Well, you can use that same creativity to supplement your workout.
If you want to throw some equipment into the mix, I highly recommend making your own. You can make a sandbag for under $20, and you’ll be able to do every worthwhile exercise known to man.
Plus this “underground” style training is a lot of fun and just flat out makes you feel manly.
Here’s a workout I did with some home equipment. This will give you some ideas…
Whether you have open space to workout in, or you are cramped up in your tiny one bedrooom apartment, there’s NO EXCUSE for not getting in shape. I just gave you three workouts that can be done in under twenty minutes at your park.
Getting in shape doesn’t have to be fifty minutes of boring cardio. Try something new, and keep your budget inline while doing it!
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 how to lose fat: http://www.gymjunkies.com/how-to-lose-fat/
 circuit training: http://www.gymjunkies.com/
 Bodyweight Squat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EASDW3pAO7U
 pull up: http://www.gymjunkies.com/how-to-do-a-pull-up/
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 Push Ups: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te550Vo1ZYI
 burpees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpVDa1oY64Y
 home workouts: http://www.gymjunkies.com/home-workouts/
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 my blog: http://www.gymjunkies.com
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