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  • August 5, 2007 at 9:49 am #809

    Hey Guys,

    Well after getting sick of going to the gym, and wanting to do weights on my own schedule, I decided to invest in a bench and weights.

    So now I have a bench, free weights, the large bar for the bench and two smaller arm bars.

    But I find that I am kind of limited with the amount of exercises that I can do with the weights.

    I was wondering if someone could suggest a range of lifts I could do. Splitting them up into arms and chest (day 1), back and tris (day 2). So far the exercises I have been doing include:

    – Military Press
    – Raised Dumbells while sitting on bench
    – Bench Press
    – Barbell Curls
    – Shoulder Shrugs etc

    I need some more idea, to get me going a bit better!

    Cheers

    August 6, 2007 at 11:36 pm #4681

    Whoa, were to begin?

    Olympic lifts (clean, snatch, etc).

    If you have enough wrist flexibility you should be able to clean the bar into the front squat position.

    Deadlifts
    Hack squat
    Goblet squat (dbs)
    Rows (including T-bar)
    ….

    August 12, 2007 at 11:50 pm #4682

    Hi Andy – ive just done the same thing as you and invested in my own equipment πŸ™‚

    You can pretty much do every exercise you would do at the gym…

    Sometimes you have to be a little more creative thats all.

    Theres allready been a fair few ideas mentioned so if theres an area of your body you cant think of many exercises for let us know and we can try and help.

    I have the same sort of gear as you and from what i have found that all i need to invest in now is a chin up/pullup bar and pretty much every exercise can be done at home.

    Good Luck with it.

    Spilz

    September 19, 2007 at 8:59 am #4683

    In my opinion the single best peice of gear you can own is a Trap bar, or as its sometimes called a Hex bar.

    It lets you train heavy and safe on the big lower body movements as well as rows and shrugs. Its like doing a squat & deadlift in one depending on your body position.

    I,m not sure who sells them ( I welded mine up myself) but it,s well worth tracking one down. I think olympic movements, as productuve as they are, can be difficult to perform correctly unless you are coached in the movement.

    If you want an exercise that literaly works everything from your grip to your toes in one go, check it out.

    Google makes it easy.

    September 19, 2007 at 11:48 pm #4684

    I know it’s tough to have to do a google search after a long day at the plant.

    So here’s a link http://sfuk.tripod.com/reviews/trapbar_review.html

    September 20, 2007 at 1:54 am #4685

    @Dr J wrote:

    I know it’s tough to have to do a google search after a long day at the plant.

    So here’s a link http://sfuk.tripod.com/reviews/trapbar_review.html

    Soon, I to will harness the power of cut & paste πŸ˜€

    September 20, 2007 at 3:42 am #4686

    @Dave996 wrote:

    @Dr J wrote:

    I know it’s tough to have to do a google search after a long day at the plant.

    So here’s a link http://sfuk.tripod.com/reviews/trapbar_review.html

    Soon, I to will harness the power of cut & paste πŸ˜€

    Yes, I’ve taken it to a another level with my new ‘Mighty Mouse’ πŸ˜‰

    September 20, 2007 at 4:18 am #4687

    And I can cut, crop, download and upload. πŸ™‚

    September 20, 2007 at 5:30 am #4688

    Ah pictures of a home gym Trap Bar to look at. Nice looking girl – must be all of 10kg loaded there… no wonder she can jump about.

    What is that on the corners – springs? or adjustable height for bigger plates?

    Its a pity the starting position is set a bit high, going deeper would allow better leg results. DA

    September 20, 2007 at 9:38 pm #4689

    @Dr J wrote:

    And I can cut, crop, download and upload. πŸ™‚

    Tops!,
    When she finishes her set she can put the glass top back on and make some cofee,s :mrgreen:

    October 22, 2007 at 11:26 pm #4690

    I use my trap bar for deads & farmers walks. Picked it up 2nd hand for $30. Money well spent.

    October 22, 2007 at 11:42 pm #4691

    @DanOz wrote:

    I use my trap bar for deads & farmers walks. Picked it up 2nd hand for $30. Money well spent.

    i got quoted for 300 bucks when i tried to find a trap bar. So now i just do sumo deadlifts.

    June 5, 2008 at 1:26 pm #4692

    Hi everyone,

    Just came across myopure yesterday and then muscle.com.au today. Great to find a local health and fitness community.

    I’m training at home as well (although I’m still paying my gym membership for some silly reason), and want to find a good way to work my legs.

    Has anyone found a good place to buy a Trap Bar?

    I found this: http://www.gymandfitness.com.au/bodymaker-hex-shrug-deadlift-barbell-p-441.html

    and this: http://www.exerciseaustralia.com/jsp/c_catalogItem.jsp?prodID=294

    Although perhaps I should just get these: http://www.cyber-market.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=235

    Any thoughts?

    June 5, 2008 at 11:05 pm #4693

    Heres a great exercise… Single Leg Squats – hard as hell until you get the strength up and you can make it harder with just a backpack and some weights or making your way to ass to grass. Unilateral exercise that is quite functional.

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