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Old 03-16-2020, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone have suggestions on good alternative exercises that we can do from home?

Here are the exercises I do and the [alternatives] that I can think of:

--chest--
benchpress [pushup...any idea how to add weight?]
incline benchpress [decline pushup?]
chest fly [???]

--back--
row machine [???]
lat pull down [pull ups]
cable row [???]
dumbbell row [???]

--shoulder--
military press [???]
dumbbell fly [???]
dumbbell front raises [???]

--legs--
barbell squat [weighted squat]
hamstring leg curl [???]
quad leg extension [???]

--arms--
preacher curl [???]
rope arm extension [???]
rope cable curl [???]
dumbbell skull crusher [???]
dumbbell curl [???]
bent over arm extension [???]
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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TRX bands (or rope) open up a ton of options for body weigh exercises
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Old 03-17-2020, 06:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would consider a set of something like these:

https://www.amazon.com/Tribe-Premium...8B9D9F6831D26A

Where you can't have a full range of free weights, you can do an awful lot of the exercises you listed above with these.
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For most all the chest and back exercises, a set of gymnastics rings (possibly suspended from a pull up bar) are great. Exercise bands are ok, but I always preferred body weight when available. You can adjust them up and down for rows, pushups, flys, skull crushers, dips, etc.
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Old 03-19-2020, 03:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So, my gym did end up closing, so I'm stuck working out from home.

But I went and bought a resistance tube kit and a pull up bar and I gotta say...I am pleased with both. Here is my planned routine so far:

--chest--
benchpress [band chest press]
incline benchpress [inclined band chest press or decline pushup, whichever works]
chest fly [band chest fly]
[50 push ups for time]

--back--
row machine [band row]
lat pull down [pull ups]
cable row [n/a]
dumbbell row [50 band row for time]

I got a great back workout with this routine this week, but I think I could do more. Any suggestions on other band-based exercises for my back?

--shoulder--
military press [band military press]
dumbbell fly [band fly]
dumbbell front raises [band front raises]
[50 band mil press for time]

--legs--
barbell squat [weighted squat]
hamstring leg curl [band]
quad leg extension [band]
[50 body weight squats for time]

--arms--
preacher curl [seated band preacher curl]
rope arm extension [band]
rope cable curl [band]
dumbbell skull crusher [band]
dumbbell curl [standing band curl]
bent over arm extension [50 dips for time]

Typically I do one muscle group per day at the gym, but since I am doing this from home I think I'm going to start doubling up.

Any suggestions on other exercises, band or bodyweight or otherwise?
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Typically I do one muscle group per day at the gym, but since I am doing this from home I think I'm going to start doubling up.
I'd recommend doubling up push/pull muscles to get a bit more out of your workout. You can do abs pretty much every day too if you want to add a bit more to it. I'm fortunate to have free weights and barbells at home, but I've taken more to trail running/jogging lately so I can get out of the house.
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Old 03-19-2020, 03:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd recommend doubling up push/pull muscles to get a bit more out of your workout. You can do abs pretty much every day too if you want to add a bit more to it. I'm fortunate to have free weights and barbells at home, but I've taken more to trail running/jogging lately so I can get out of the house.
I need to add in abs but I haven't...for no good reason lol.

Can you give me an example of doubling up push/pull muscles? I think I get the gist of "push" vs "pull exercises (chest press vs row) but are you talking about doubling up muscle groups (like chest + back on one day), or exercises for a single muscle group that do both pushing and pulling (like bicep curls + tricep extensions on same day)?

I was thinking about transitioning to something like:

Monday, Thursday: chest + back
Tuesday, Friday: shoulder + arms
Wednesday: legs

But I'm not sure if that's what you mean
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