Best way to be fit and stay lazy in a small apartment?

 HilroyJenkins (@hilroyjenkins)6 years, 11 months ago

Hello all;

Just recently moved into a city I am 20 and like being active. I haven’t found a gym I like yet and was hoping someone knows a few tricks to stay in shape in an easy yet effective way in a small city apartment. I don’t necessarily need to lose weight but would love a nice night stomach and maybe a little added strength.

Any ideas ?

July 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm
Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

Dance mother fucka dance. Get a strenuous job (if feasible$. Get a bike or some rollerblades. Do pushups with claps, go for sprints (not runs), do WORK, rock that body. Rock yo body.
Lifting weights is kinda gay yeah I said it.

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Zhaetur (89) (@zhaetur) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

@mercurial, I can’t seem to find anything on this online, do you have any links or sources regarding this?

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DaJetPlane (994)M (@lytning91) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

@mercurial, I second what was said by @zhaetur…I needs me some data.

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trevormsu (59) (@trevormsu) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

@mercurial That is pretty wild…

@hilroyjenkins I have a bit of experience with this kind of thing. The best way to stay in shape and get abs is cardio, so just run (mix up sprints and long distance). Running is awesome because you can do it virtually anywhere and should take less than an hour. Aside from cardio; if it is strength you want, dumbells (low weight) would be an excellent investment. Once you have those you can do some intense circuit training. An example circuit might be: 30 sec of push-ups, 30 sec of military press, 30 sec of lat raises, 30 sec of front raises, 30 sec rows, 30 sec shrugs, 30 sec curls, 30 sec hammer curls. The trick is to do as many reps as possible (with good form) in those 30 seconds and try to do as many sets/circuits as you can. You can do similar circuits for abs and legs as well. Body weight exercises (push-ups, pull-ups, lunges, sit-ups etc) can get you by until you have dumbells.

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Bobby (190) (@bobbylloydxd) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

@mercurial, Is it really that simple? Do you have any links or books that I could check out about your technique?

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Wahosken (8) (@wahosken) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

Skateboarding or surfing!!! and sex…

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Uza (36) (@lechuza) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

Mat Pilates! it is the best thing you can do for a strong core and flat abs. There’s plenty of videos on youtube, and you only need like 2 square meters on the floor.

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Fyrirrek (17) (@fyrirrek) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

Look into isometrics and resistance bands you can do them anywhere:)

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Between The Waves (707) (@betweenthewaves) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

Get a pull up bar and some dumb bells. Just those 2 things you can do a lot.

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Anonymous (194) (@) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

@hilroyjenkins, You have perfectly good weight that doesn’t cost a thing… your body! Not basing this on anything, just assuming that most people on here weigh at least 100 lbs, so I will guess you have that to work with. Do the prison workout, just body weight exercises. Pullups if you have the setup, pushups, squats, lunges, planks are some of the best workouts for abs, things like that. Like others have said, get out and run, jog, walk, get that cardio going.

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TaureanH (31) (@taurean10) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

p90X!! I’ve been doing it for a while and its the best. It’s only about an hour and a half everyday and it does wonders for the way your body looks. I’m a lifeguard at a community pool and I’ve already caught a couple moms staring at my body. Even got a couple verbal compliments ;)

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HilroyJenkins (3) (@hilroyjenkins) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

@TaureanH I love P90X I started that with a group but it is hard now to get back into without their motivation but maybe I will start again.

Today I went on an adventurous walk not knowing the outcome, it went amazingly ! Talked to people at random and it went great. Thanks all for encouraging me! and will get more of a indoor routine with your suggestions of small workouts but this small walk was a great start I feel!

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TaureanH (31) (@taurean10) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

@hilroyjenkins, You should!! We can be each other’s motivation. Because of work and basketball I’ve missed wayyyy too many days and I’ve been thinking about starting over. We can start it together and check with one another to make sure we did the workout for the day!

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HilroyJenkins (3) (@hilroyjenkins) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

@taurean10 Okay August 1st we shall start.

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TaureanH (31) (@taurean10) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

@hilroyjenkins, I’m gonna hold you to that Ms. Jenkins! :)

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Amber (21) (@trutheyes) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

I would do some yoga. Youtube has many full length work outs ranging from beginner to advanced. I would start out with a full beginners hatha yoga class or vinyasa. Yoga is great for building strength and creating good posture I’ve been practicing yoga since the beginning of may and my stomach has never been flatter!
I do this one in the mornings before work and I feel so great and energized throughout the entire day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6Wt9CFb-4s

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Bobby (190) (@bobbylloydxd) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

@mercurial, However much time you need. If you can back this up it would make an excellent post for the site. This site is all about 30 day challenges. I’m planning on following through regardless though.

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Th-0m (43) (@0negative) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

Situps, Pushups, Crunches, horizontal standing leg lifts, high knees, running in place, alll that good shit.

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Bryan Hellard (307)M (@xyver) 6 years, 11 months ago ago
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Colton (26) (@emecom) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

I agree with most of the above comments.

Get a pull up bar, some dumb bells, a jump rope, and an exercise ball.

Then just stick to body weight exercises, yoga, and jump roping.

I read in one of Bruce Lee’s books that 10 minutes of jump roping is equivalent to 45 minutes of running and I believe it. Get a timer and jump for 3 minutes straight, after 3 minutes take a 1 minute break and repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 times. Immediately after the last 3 minutes I do 1 minute of burpees and by the time the minute is up my body is completely dead.

Another thing that has been mentioned but is important is to just try to walk as much as you can. Stop taking the elevator and take the stairs. If you are driving somewhere park a little further away so you walk more or just walk the whole way.

Also if you are looking for really good stomach work outs check out the exercises in The 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferris. There are two workouts he highlights that are really amazing.

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zoomboom (24) (@zoomboom) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

HAhah,I have been living in a fuckin dull apartment where am struggling to get back my health since 2 years.Well i would agree with dan,this stuff has been helping me out

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