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38 and Need to Gain Strength Fast


I’ve been out of the gym for a while. Like 4 years. I moved to a small town that has no gym at all. No weight room at the highschool either. Wtf right? Well, I need to Rocky IV this thing. I’m still strong and my base is solid, but I want to get as much strength back as fdfdast as possible with no free weights or machines. I just feel weak. Need some help here.


Starting Strength is the most optimaled.


I have bought most of my equipment at thrift stores and garage sales. Not sure about the Rocky part tho😫
There is bound to be a feed store in a small town. 50lb bags of feed, big tires, sand bags, rocks, car parts/ battries Natural Iight 30 packs. The possiblities are endless.


Get a copy of Jailhouse strong by Josh bryant.

Obviously perfect world get a barbell and a few plates.

As a minimum get something like TRX straps/blast straps and some bands…


You hard up for $ or space? Other wise invest in some weights or something. A barbell and plates can be gotten on the cheap.


Why is speed of the essence? It’s this type of mindset that will probably lead you to jump straight into the weights you were pushing 4 years ago, get frustrated, than end up hurting yourself. Chill out cowboy.