Hey…hope I can get some advice. I am going to be sent for 6 months to a location which has no gym at all, it’s an outskirts station in the edges of our Amazonian jungle, and all they have is a set of parallel bars, not V-dipping but parallel, about 28 inches wide and a traditional bar for chin-ups or pull-ups. They don’t have cables, pulleys,dumbells, and I am not seeing any chance to go MacGyver here and create anything else.
I wanted to ask if there were articles, with pics, or exercises that I could do to get big. I plan to use a backpack, load it up with rocks if I have to, to mkae the exercises intense and allow me to grow bigger muscles, not just get fit and lean.
A friend told me bars can work, if I use extra load, as long as the load I choose to use for my exercises allows me to do not more than 20 reps at my best try, nor less thana good 12 reps, even 15, because he says that in bar exercises, even with added weight, you must use a 10X0 tempo, where the concentric should be as fast as possible, but never use momentum, and that the weight should be according to that.
is that right…? what can I do…