k, so I recently just took a new job and just moved to the Washington D.C. area 8 days ago. I had a gym where I worked at my last job but don’t really have one now. There is a “fitness center” at my new apartment complex but it is pretty weak. Treadmills, NO Free-weights! It’s really pretty dinky. I make more now but that was more than offset by the increased cost of living here (moved from Kentucky…yah it WAS cheap).
Anyway, for this first year i can’t afford to get a gym membership. And that really sucks because there is a Gold’s Gym about 2 miles from my apartment. So, I have to rely on bodyweight exercises for this year. I’ll get substantial automatic promotions each year for the next three years so eventually I’ll be able to get a membership (probably this time next year).
But I just have to suck it up for this first year here. I was back on a 5X5 basic routine (squats, deads, bench, pullups, weighted parallel dips) before I left KY and was making progress. I know that this year will probably suck as far as making any gains goes. Anyway, enough rambling. So my question is:
Anyone have any recommendations for a routine I can do at home with no weights to at least maintain my bodyweight (got a blazing metabolism)? I have not lifted in about 3 weeks because of the move here from KY and I’ve already dropped about 5 pounds (pissed!) I have a pair of those rotating pushup handles but other than that…no equipment.
I’ve decided to start a pushup routine at the very least but am completely lost as far as how to go about it (go to failure, or do sets of 20 at different angles, no idea). Any help would be great! Again, I’m not expecting much here. I know bodyweight stuff will only go so far and I’m dreading having to go into the higher rep ranges but with no weights I have no choice. Thanks