Hello everyone. I have been asked to explain the different workouts one can do regarding the bodyweight equipment that I have recommended. You can see the equipment on this page. Bodyweight Workout Equipment Here you will find many ways on how to use this equipment. Some exercises use moderate strength, others can be considered tough and will take strength and stamina to fully do. But you do this at home so there is no embarrassment factor to deal with. And this is how you gain strength, so please don’t say, “It’s too hard. I can’t do it.” You can start off with partial reps and work your way up. This is how I started, with a home gym and a desire to get stronger and bigger. In the below picture this is about the biggest I ever got. A 52″ chest, 32″ waist and 19 1/2″ arms, (I couldn’t quite get to 20″) arms and I weighed in at 220lbs. and was 5’7″inches tall. And yeah, I know, I was vertically challenged so don’t rub it in…okay? I had to have all my suits custom made and tailored. It was expensive but man I looked good. This was also about the time I bench pressed 405lbs. 3 times. This all started in my home gym with a pair of pushup bars. (By the way, I’m the brown guy on the left, just in case you didn’t figure it out.) So, shall we begin with the bodyweight equipment?
Different ways on how to use push up bars.
Now I have been using these for years but when I saw this video I had no idea that there were so many different exercises you can do with these. They proved to be much more versatile than I ever thought. I mean reverse, archer, resistance and pike pushups are all new to me. I was your basic pushup guy. I managed to do sets of 100 in 60 second bursts on these and did the wide, medium and narrow grip pushups. I knew of handstands and the L-sit stance, but chose not to do those. But I had no idea just how versatile these really are. Watch the short video and see what I mean.
How to use Pull Up/Push up bars
You can key in on your back, chest, biceps, triceps, abs and shoulders with this piece of equipment. Doing pull ups and push ups on this apparatus will work your whole upper body. The embedded 4 minute video will show you everything you can do with this piece of equipment. And I’m sure you can get creative with your workouts, like like lifting your legs to one side for an extra burning ab workout. Or add extra weight to your lift by using this dip belt as shown below. This piece of equipment is made for chest dips and pull ups. Just don’t go above the 300lb. weight limit of the bar I have showcased, The Perfect Fitness Pull Up Bar.
Harbimger Dip Belt
The EVIL ab roller…
I have just bought these and these are hard. Like EVIL hard. Since I am new to these I had to watch a video on how to use these things properly. When I saw him do a full extension, I said uh oh! But then he mentioned that you can work up to a full extension. After he said that I started to unwrap the return package I was making. I can honestly say that my extensions, even though they are not nearly full extension like he showed, I am making progress. In fact, I did a bunch last night and my abs are very sore so I know that I am doing them right. These are very reasonably priced. I gave it a try and so should you. Check it out on my page, here.
I used to beat the hell out of this apparatus in my gym. I would strap on a dip belt and strap on a 45lb. plate in between my legs and do sets of 25 reps on the dip machine until failure. I did this at the end of my workouts so I was already struggling. But do them I did. The apparatus didn’t have a pull up attachment so I just did my back workouts on equipment on a different day. Don’t forget that you can use a dip belt on this apparatus too. I loved dips. It was part of my workout that gave me my huge chest and wide shoulders.
So there you have it. My introduction to using bodyweight equipment. The ab roller is something new to me but the rest are like a comfy old hat. I’ve learned some new techniques of how to use my equipment and will add some to my repertoire of my workout skills. Remember, if you want to see the equipment I showcased look at my page: Bodyweight Workout Equipment.
Thanks for reading,