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Your Body Is Your Gym

Bodyweight exercise forum for strength, power, longevity, and all round functional fitness. Can include anything that can fit in your rucksack!

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Vegan Olympic Weightlifting by Ramona and Services

Started by RAMONA A. CADOGAN Jan 27. 0 Replies

I would like to provide my services for the above who are looking. I am the NY ambassador for Team Green atwww.officialteamgreen.com. My…Continue

exercise with knee injury?

Started by Green Leaf. Last reply by Paul Cohen Sep 9, 2014. 1 Reply

Help! I've been on crutches for to weeks now and am craving some exercise. I landed on a rock while trail running and tore open my whole knee cap. I can't bend my knee at all right now and probably…Continue

How can I strengthen my wrists?

Started by abi-abs. Last reply by abi-abs Jun 15, 2014. 4 Replies

Hello :) I am an ex-gymnast (I stopped training 10 years ago) and currently a coach so I'm definitely a strong advocate of bodyweight training! I have recently started working on my own handstands,…Continue

Favorite bodyweight exercise

Started by Francesca. Last reply by Andrew Coombs Apr 21, 2014. 23 Replies

What is your favorite bodyweight exercise? Second favorite, third?1) I have a hard time choosing, but I'd have to say burpees and all the variations you can do with burpees. They make me feel…Continue

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Comment by Dude on May 8, 2012 at 6:23pm

thanks Mantika!

Comment by Dude on May 8, 2012 at 5:36pm

Hi! I am looking for a good work out routine to do before i go running. Anyone have a workout routine like that?

Comment by Michele Belle on April 16, 2012 at 5:43pm

My favorite body weight move is a yoga headstand!!!  Love it!

Comment by Danielle on April 16, 2012 at 10:28am

Hi everyone, I'm new to this site and the timing is perfect...coming back toward 811 after a couple years away, and just read the You Are Your Own Gym book, so to find this group was sweet! I just found the You Are Your Own Gym iPhone app and am supposedly :O about to start the 10-week suggested program. :) Anyway, hi y'all.

Comment by Annette on April 14, 2012 at 8:57am

Thanks Nate and Paul for advice and links...will google convict conditioning for the book. :)

Comment by Nate R on April 14, 2012 at 7:09am

Annette, I would start out by looking at a fitness YouTube channel like Yuri Elkaim or Zuzana Light:

http://www.youtube.com/user/yelkaim1

http://www.youtube.com/user/ZuzkaLight

Even if your indoor space is too small for some exercises you can always go outdoors when the weather is nice.

Comment by Paul Cohen on April 14, 2012 at 4:40am

Annette, my favorite body weight exercises are push-ups, pull-ups, pistol dips, regular dips with a couple of low and stable dining room chairs and hand-stand push-ups against a wall. These may be a bit advanced for some, but a few of them can be modified. Also, found a copy of Convict Conditioning in PDF for free when I did a search on Google. It has exercises starting from easy and working up to awesome.

Comment by Annette on April 14, 2012 at 12:02am

Hello to all,

I'm new and would like some suggestion on how to start using your body as your gym.  Live in a very tight space about 3ft by almost 6ft area that would be the salon/living room (live on boat, that would be the only space that's roomy enough). Right now all I do is walk 40mins a day, really have no idea how to start, help would be appreciated... Thanks

Comment by ❦ Awa ❦ on March 23, 2012 at 12:51pm

Convict conditioning!! 

if anyone needs convict conditioning 2 let me know :p

Comment by Milly on March 17, 2012 at 12:09am
I just bought convict conditioning! It seems geared towards men only but I really want to gain strength and stamina. I just started a walk to run program too. I'm super excited :-)
 

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