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    Hello all, my wife and I currently have a 2 month old and between work and the newborn , I've just been drained all around. I only run 2 times a week but have found it hard to get going to the gym once I'm off duty. Are there any workouts at home that I can do besides running? Currently have a courtesy spot so have access to weights but not much

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    If you have access to outer plate carrier you can load it with expired ballistic plates or even 5-10# weight plates and do circuits of push-ups/pull-ups/dips/squats coupled with some burpees and hill sprints maybe on alternating days. That will smoke your bags. I used to take an old plate carrier and put 40-60# worth of weight in it and do the crossfit workout "cindy" which is 5 pullups/10 pushups/15 squats as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes. It's tough and it seems to work a balance of strength and cardio but it it's not the most optimal way to improve either but it's pretty good if you're tight on time and equipment. I might just go to this style of exercise when weightlifting destroys my joints.

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    • Sheepdog29
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      thanks man, I don't know why I never thought about that before. I started doing pushups, situps, and jumping jacks at the beginning of the week. So, I'll start working on that now ...

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    Get a kettle bell and do Turkish get ups. If you have never done them before go on YouTube and you can get step by step instructions. 20 minutes of non stop Turkish get ups and you will be completely smoked. It's a great exercise for strength.

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      Pushups, pullups, lunges, burpees, squats, situps, chinups, dips, box jumps, farmers walks.

      You can make a pullup bar from galvanized pipe, elbows and floor flanges. Screw it into a piece of 3/4" plywood using the biggest screws that will fit, and then lag bolt the plywood to studs. You can also get a set of rings for $30-40. Anywhere you have a tree limb or open rafter, you have an instant gym. Five gallon buckets and garbage cans filled with water, rocks or sand make decent makeshift weights. You can put a couple disaster relief sandbags inside a duffle bag and lift that.

      Whatever you do, make the time for it. Fifteen minutes, three times a week of all-out exercise is available to EVERYONE. That will put you ahead of most people and at least maintain acceptable baseline fitness.

      Whatever you choose to do, do it, be consistent, eat healthy and don't accept excuses from yourself.
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        DDP Yoga, seems silly, but is a great workout and most are around 20min. As far as running check out HIIT sprints, same benefits as the long jogs, but a fraction of the time. My total workout takes around 30 min.

        Another option is frequency push-ups, chin-up and sit-ups. Find your one set max, cut in half and start with 5 sets spread throughout the day when you have time. Each week increase reps or sets.
        Last edited by SCSU74; 07-19-2017, 12:26 PM.
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          Ah, sometimes the system works. Spammer from thr offshore call center was banned.
          Last edited by ateamer; 10-18-2017, 12:28 PM.
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          • #7
            Originally posted by SCSU74 View Post
            DDP Yoga, seems silly, but is a great workout and most are around 20min. As far as running check out HIIT sprints, same benefits as the long jogs, but a fraction of the time. My total workout takes around 30 min.

            Another option is frequency push-ups, chin-up and sit-ups. Find your one set max, cut in half and start with 5 sets spread throughout the day when you have time. Each week increase reps or sets.
            Do you do the DDP yoga? I'm thinking about giving it a try but I'm wondering if its a real workout or just some stretching on the floor.

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            • #8
              Originally posted by SHU View Post

              Do you do the DDP yoga? I'm thinking about giving it a try but I'm wondering if its a real workout or just some stretching on the floor.
              Ya, I like it a lot. Used it to get back into working out. You can make it as hard as you want, which is what I really like about it. He gives you 3-4 different levels of each thing/pose. I usually end up dripping sweat ha. I'm not 100% sure what workouts are on what disc, but the ones I end doing the most are Energy, Fat burner and red hot core. Pretty sure you can try the app for free for 30 days and that has all the workouts on there.
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              • #9
                Originally posted by Sheepdog29 View Post
                Hello all, my wife and I currently have a 2 month old and between work and the newborn , I've just been drained all around. I only run 2 times a week but have found it hard to get going to the gym once I'm off duty. Are there any workouts at home that I can do besides running? Currently have a courtesy spot so have access to weights but not much
                Get a TRX suspension trainer, a set if sand bags, and a few KBs, and done. Workouts are endless, takes up minimal space, costs less than a typical home gym multi machine set up.
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                  I have beach body on demand. They’re the ones that do the high intensity interval training (insanity, p90x etc). With the on demand program I can access all of their programs so it’s alot better then just buying one one program plus get all the materials. I can use it on my phone to work out with on shift sometimes if I don’t feel like lifting. 100 bucks a year, can use it on fire stick, smart tv, phone etc

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