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Saturday
Jun052010

Upper Body Workout Using Body Weight



This video looks at using mainly body weight exercises with a some inexpensive gym equipment that will tone and build muscle in the upper body areas.

Some of the exercises demonstrated are: Pushups, Chin-ups, Pull-ups, Shoulder Press, Shoulder Raises, Bicep Curls, and Triceps Extensions.

Not all of these exercises can be done by only using your body weight, but by adding some inexpensive Dumbbells and a Chin-up bar, all of these exercises can be achieved.

Friday
Jun042010

Daily Workout - Back Chin-ups in Home Gym

Sorry no Picture today! But I did make a new video about doing an Upper Body Workout using body weight exercises. I'll have it up in a bit...

So today I did my back using my Smith Machine. It has a nice angled Chin-up bar on it and I also use the straight bar to do standing bent over rows.

  • No real Warmup today other than some stretching :(
  • Wide Chin-ups - 3 sets of 8-10.
  • Narrow Chin-ups - 3 sets of 8-10.
  • Standing bent over rows - 3 sets of 10-12.
  • Abs - Wheel Extensions from kneeling position.
  • Misc. Stretching.

Total Workout about 45 minutes.

Thursday
Jun032010

Daily Workout - Chest - Home Gym

 

Today I did a variety of Chest Exercises starting with the Smith Machine, moving to Dumbbells and then on to a mixture of various Pushups.

  • Warmup: Eliptical for 10 minutes.
  • Bench Press with Smith Machine.
  • Incline Dumbbell Flies.
  • 3 Stage Pushups: Planche, Extended, and Regular.
  • Abs: Floor Raises.
  • Misc. Stretching.

Total workout time: About 1 hour.

Wednesday
Jun022010

Daily Workout - Legs, Thighs, Quads, Calves

 

Not too much to tell tonight, just another leg workout in the Home Gym. At least this time I had the energy for it!

  • Elliptical Warmup - 10 Minutes.
  • Squats with Smith machine.
  • Calf Raises: with Smith machine.
  • Leg Extensions: Bench with leg attachment.
  • Leg Curls: Bench with leg attachment.
  • Abs: Crunches.
  • Misc. lower body stretching.

Total workout time: About 1 hour done in my home gym.

Tuesday
Jun012010

Daily Workout - Arms with Total Gym

 

I'm on the Total Gym this week and to finish off I just need to do my Arms. I don't really use my Total Gym for lower body stuff as I need to use a fair amount of weight for my legs and I find my Smith Machine and Bench Attachments work really well for me in this area.

Getting back to Arm on the Total Gym... What can I say, the Total Gym does a great job for Arms and if all I had was a Total Gym I could build great Arms with it. Since I have other gear I can use at home in at my local gym I use a variety of gear for all my different workouts - why not?

  • 10 Minutes Elliptical.
  • Biceps: Lying Down Curls with Total Gym. (3 Sets with an increase in the incline each time)
  • Biceps: Seated Curls with Total Gym. (2 Sets with an increase in the incline each time)
  • Triceps: Seated Overhead Extension with the Total Gym.
  • Triceps: Lying Down Extension with the Total Gym.
  • Triceps: Rear Extension with the Total Gym.
  • Abs: Seated forward Side Twists with the Total Gym.

Total workout time: About 1 hour.