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    By prison workout I mean no gym equipment like weights, just bodyweight exercises like burpees, pushups, tricep dips, pullups etc..

    My question is this, could this be as effective as weight training in building muscle?

    Also has anyone read or heard about this book:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Solitary-Fit...d_bxgy_b_img_b

    Would it be worth getting from a fitness point of view?

    By the way, I'm only exploring this because it's cheaper than gym membership or weights so please don't say "just join a gym dude".
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    thanks for the quick and short reply
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    (Original post by BuckBuckBuckaroo)
    By prison workout I mean no gym equipment like weights, just bodyweight exercises like burpees, pushups, tricep dips, pullups etc..

    My question is this, could this be as effective as weight training in building muscle?

    Also has anyone read or heard about this book:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Solitary-Fit...d_bxgy_b_img_b

    Would it be worth getting from a fitness point of view?

    By the way, I'm only exploring this because it's cheaper than gym membership or weights so please don't say "just join a gym dude".
    If you're set on not using weights, try Never Gymless or Infinite Intensity.
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    are u looking to achieve a muscular physique?
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    (Original post by Brotherhood)
    If you're set on not using weights, try Never Gymless or Infinite Intensity.
    Thanks, infiinite intensity had pics of gym equipment though but Never Gymless looks good, I'll check it out.
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    (Original post by bunty64)
    are u looking to achieve a muscular physique?
    Well yes
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    (Original post by BuckBuckBuckaroo)
    Well yes
    there are limits to BW work.

    it'll work to an extent, but when you'll have issues with adding on weight

    yeh, you can use a backpack, whatever

    but it's still limited

    plus there's no like 5kg increments or whatever to progressively overload
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    If you want good results, invest in some weights.
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    (Original post by Adonis)
    there are limits to BW work.

    it'll work to an extent, but when you'll have issues with adding on weight

    yeh, you can use a backpack, whatever

    but it's still limited

    plus there's no like 5kg increments or whatever to progressively overload
    Yeah this is true but I don't want to get BIG, I don't mind being slim or whatever as long as I'm in shape and to maintain this. But obviously I have to get there first and then the issue of maintaining it can be addressed!
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    (Original post by BuckBuckBuckaroo)
    Yeah this is true but I don't want to get BIG, I don't mind being slim or whatever as long as I'm in shape and to maintain this. But obviously I have to get there first and then the issue of maintaining it can be addressed!
    Yes, you can get something from it, but as mentioned, it's limited. you can only get so big. whether it's enough for you, then okay thats good. but for a lot of people (like the regulars on here) it isn't.

    Weights will be faster, and get better results. it's also easier to control and moderate.

    But if your set on BW, then get a pullup bar and start some dips now.

    oh and btw, i'm lovin' the guys moustache
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    I was like you mate until I joined the gym. There is unlimited excerices you can do in the gym that you just can't do at home. It's well worth it (unless it's over 40 a month).
 
 
 
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