Ever had one of those days when you can’t get into your gym? Well, I had one of those so I decided to post my “backup gym.”
My homegym is made up from a few cheap parts:
- 5inch pvc pipe
- Pullup bar
- Two cheap 3 meter straps
- Back pack
- various objects I use as weights (books, sandbags…etc)
First of all, I tie the two ends of the strap together and loop it over and through itself on the pullup bar and I repeat the same process for the other strap. Sorry about not having a picture, the upload function just never seemed to work for me.
With these equipment I could do a basic workout routine.
Back: Pullups/chinup variations, rows with the two straps hanging from the pull bar.
Chest: Pushups/dips/chest flies all with the two straps hanging from the bar
Triceps: Dips/ extensions with the straps and another variation which I came up with; basically you get into the top position of a pullup and forcefully extend your elbows to push yourself away from the bar.
Biceps: Chinups/ various variation of the curl with a backup filled with weights such as books or sandbags
Shoulders: Presses/ lateral raises with the backpack
By now you are probably wondering what about legs?
I haven’t forgotten about them. To be honest, there are very few exercises that can match the squat and deadlift. Here are some variations for a home workout.
One leg squats
One leg deadlift
Glute ham raises by anchoring myself under the bed
Calf raises on the pvc pipe
Too easy? Put some weight into your backup and strap it on!
Hope this helps.