Jun 29, 2009
Do 50 of these in one set if you’re a real man.
If you regularly go to the gym, you have access to many different tools and equipment. However, if it’s a rainy day or you just don’t have any access to a gym, here are some great workouts that you can do that only require your body and a room.
Push-ups develop the pectorals and triceps as well as parts of your back and shoulders. It’s the quintessential upper body workout and you can do it wherever you want. The amount of variations in Push-ups make it extremely versatile so if you want to concentrate more on a section of the pecks or develop the triceps even further, you can switch to either decline push-ups or military press.
Also great for developing your triceps are chair dips. They’re like regular dips, but you do them with a chair or a table or anything that you can grab. Place both of your feet together straight in front of you with your heels resting on the floor, and then just do a dip normally. You can adjust the difficulty of this workout by bringing your feet closer or farther from your body.
Squats work your butt and your thighs and are great for your hips as well. Simply hold out your hand and just sit down. Don’t sit all the way down; just enough so it’s like you’re sitting on an imaginary chair. These will kill you if you don’t work out these muscle groups enough. Girls like a guy with a nice butt, so you should be squatting every day.
For me, 5 minutes of non-stop shadowboxing feels the same as jogging for 20 minutes. It’s an excellent cardio workout to boot and it’s highly intense. There are some nice shadowboxing videos on Youtube for you to learn forms and combos so definitely check those out. I can tell you that my body is always sore during the day after I shadowbox. Make sure you stretch thoroughly.
Like push-ups, these are also very versatile. You can just do the standard crunches and sit-ups for a good overall core workout or you can target specific areas like the oblique muscles. One mistake you should avoid while doing these is pulling your neck. Remember, concentrate everything on your ab muscles to pull yourself up, not your neck or your lower back.