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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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Preparing for tripod?

Started by Nick Schwartze. Last reply by Marcelo 17 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hi everyone!I'm reading Pushing the Limits! by Al Kavadlo.  It's an excellent book on body weight only exercises. I'm having a little trouble with the inversions and was wondering if any of you had…Continue

How can I strengthen my wrists?

Started by abi-abs. Last reply by abi-abs Jun 15. 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. 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

Low Pullup Progression

Started by micha. Last reply by Lucas Amell Feb 1. 23 Replies

Hi 30baders,two months ago I started to workout with a program called 50 pullups. You can find it here http://www.50pullups.com/ In my first test I do 6…Continue

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Comment by Amy Smith on June 27, 2012 at 9:14am

hey guys!

i havent been raw for very long but feel like my body has changed shaped slightly since embarking....I went veggo Dec 2011 and then in the 6 months following i evolved into vegan and now raw for probably 1-2 months properly! i am really enjoying it! i feel energised and i feel like my body is clean! Prob until i found this website i have been consuming too much fat (ie soaked nuts-raw gourmet) but I want to get a little leaner!

before i was even veggo I use to run and i found that built muscle and didnt burn much fat
I then tried Tracy Anderson Method which i love-that leaned me out from the running into that nice feminine shape she likes to achieve...

now i am walking (i try for 4-5 days a week) and doing yoga (i try for 3times a week) I am loving my yoga so i want to ampe that up!

any more suggestions or links to you tube work outs where i can burn fat and even minimise my muscle? I don't want it to waist away but i would like i longer, leaner, sleeker look!

My measurements are currently: 33-26-38 ( i would ideally like to get my hip back down to 34in...i put on lots of weight, as in 20kg in a 12month period after returning from living OS...it was a messy time but anyway, i loved my figure then and would like to get back to it!)

please help for yoga workout, butt burning, thigh melting tips! :) :) :)

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:



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


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