Cross Training ideas for someone without a gym! (Read 3355 times)

Baby bean!

    Maybe it's the brain fog I'm having right now with 5 hours of sleep, but when I think of cross training, I think of swimming and biking which aren't that accessible right now. What ideas can you share? I'll admit, I'm not an exercise video kind of girl, either. Undecided

    Finish C25K

    I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run.

      Free weights are awesome Smile I stole my brother's set when he moved to texas and came up with a pretty good routine that works a lot of the upper body. I can't do much legs,but improvised with squats, (my therapy guy had me doing single leg squats a lot too), wall sits and stuff like that...You can buy free w8s at walmart for not too much!
        Step 1: Get a copy of Rocky IV. Step 2: Buy an axe.
          A lot of crosstrain / core workout videos on Runnersworld (some at Gym but most should be able to do at home) http://www.runnersworld.com/subtopic/0,7123,s6-238-263-266-0,00.html

          "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it Great!

            Step 1: Get a copy of Rocky IV. Step 2: Buy an axe.
            Or a sledgehammer http://www.shovelglove.com/
              I jump rope all the time, no going to the gym and I do it inside my house while watching TV on a yoga mat and its cheap aerobics.
                Here ya go!






                Roads were made for journeys...


                  Go for a walk, it's cheap and readily available
                  Run like you stole it!

                  Consistently Slow

                    Do you have steps you can walk up?

                    Run until the trail runs out.

                     SCHEDULE 2016--

                     The pain that hurts the worse is the imagined pain. One of the most difficult arts of racing is learning to ignore the imagined pain and just live with the present pain (which is always bearable.) - Jeff

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                      Herschel Walker, a well-know football player only did these three: pushups, pullups and situps.  Do you have a door onto which you can install a pull-up bar?

                      "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

                      Baby bean!

                        Do you have steps you can walk up?

                         Do I have stairs??  I'll put it this way...I live on the 4th floor.  There is no elevator.  I have stairs aplenty!

                        Finish C25K

                        I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run.

                          Take your stairs two at a time. Better yet, do that every time you go up stairs.

                          Climb trees.

                          Play soccer.

                          Build a Garage.

                          Dig a trench.

                          Push ups, Sit ups, Pull ups, dips, squats, lunges.

                          Stairs (run up on flight, then run skipping a step, then hop with both feet , then hop with one foot {both legs} then hop skipping a step, then hop skipping a step with each leg.....

                          throw a medicine ball in the air (pushing and underhand)

                          Jump as high as you can on one leg, alternating, for a certain length of time.


                          Some of these are more serious than others, but they'll all improve your fitness if you work hard at them.

                            Or a sledgehammer http://www.shovelglove.com/



                            But true.  My ex was ax boy, chopping wood.  He had pretty tight abs. 

                            - Anya

                              This site is a goldmine of good bodyweight exercises and routines:




                              MTA to hyper the link...

                              "Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn.  Climb that goddamn mountain."

                              Jack Kerouac