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2003/11/24 10:30:40 (permalink)

Training chest at home?

I am unable to get to the gym for another couple of weeks. I have a bb, db's and plenty of weight but no bench.

For back I do pull ups in the loft hatch, bent over bb rows.
Biceps, bb curls.
Shoulders, military press,
Triceps, bb press (standing)
Quads, front squats
Hams, sldl,

What can I do for chest? Press ups are ok but I need to add weight which I cannot do on my own.
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    rogerthedog
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    RE: Training chest at home? 2003/11/24 11:20:46 (permalink)
    Pressups between chairs.
    Pressups with a rucksack.
    Pressups with your feet raised.
    Wait a couple of weeks and then train with weights.
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    RE: Training chest at home? 2003/11/24 12:06:50 (permalink)
    I'm in the same boat as you Bluenun.

    Although not as effective as using a bench because you can't use the full range of motion, you can still do dumbell floor press, dumbell flys, dumbell pullovers. Throw some discs in a backpack and do weighted press-ups.
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    RE: Training chest at home? 2003/11/24 20:55:46 (permalink)
    Good thinking guys, I'll use a ruck sack with weight in to do press ups.
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    RE: Training chest at home? 2003/11/26 06:47:30 (permalink)
    Yep. When I was on vacation in florida all I had was a backpack... I remember people looking at me like I was crazy down by the pool. I was walking around loading up my bag with large rocks hahahah. After that I went to my room and started doing push ups, dips, curls, etc all with my backpack. It really worked great. You can do tionsa stuff! Unfortunatly for me the people at the pool got mad at me when I wnet back for more rocks, so I had to find them elsewhere.

    Day 1
    weighted pushups
    weighted dips
    hand stand push ups

    Day 2
    chin-ups weighted from a branch
    1 arm db rows using 2 chairs lined up
    standing curls

    Day 3
    squats wearing the backpack
    then i just did some plyometrics =
    Worked great for me =] The backpack... The ultimate tool...
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    RE: Training chest at home? 2003/11/27 21:51:23 (permalink)
    Gotta say I am really enjoying training at home for a change. The ruck sack worked great for my press ups yesterday.

    I trained quads and hams today and for the first time I wore shorts (too self conscious to wear shorts to the gym) and I could really see the quads working while front squatting, also I did not wear any trainers which felt more comfortable too, I could really grip the floor with my feet.

    I suppose the novelty of working out at home would wear off after a while and I hear people say that it can be difficult to stay motivated but I am pleased I could borrow the free weights while I could not get to the gym. Had some really good workouts.
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    RE: Training chest at home? 2003/11/27 23:07:10 (permalink)
    why not try doing floor presses/ dumbell floor presses
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    RE: Training chest at home? 2003/11/28 12:53:43 (permalink)
    Yes Scruffy I could do that although I'll be back in the gym in a week or so .
    It's just been a good change for me to try weighted press ups as when I trained chest down the gym I would do

    Weighted Dips 3 sets
    db press 3 sets
    Incline flyes 1 set

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