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  1. Well, it's not so much that I don't think I can get strong off bodyweight exercises. Honestly, even though it contradicts what I said earlier, I don't find them boring at all. I just have a hard time getting started on them. I think I figured out what I am missing, and that's a good warm-up or cardio before. It's like, if I jump straight into doing bodyweight exercises without warming up, I have no energy. The only time I remember having energy to go through with hard exercises without stop is when I was already moving really fast and hard, and when I'm angry. So, maybe I lack adrenaline when
  2. So I have not posted in a long time, but just to give an update as to what's been going on, I've gone to Colorado to do conservation work for the summer, mainly doing trail building and repair, fence work, and potentially disaster relief, as well as some other odd jobs. I'm at a higher elevation than in West Tennessee, and my current elevation is 7,083 ft. The biggest difference I noticed is that I seem to get winded easily when walking up hills, and there's a lot of them in some places. Anyways, due to limited funds and being on hitches for 9 days straight, I've pretty much decide
  3. OK, so as a new addition to my workout routine, I'm going to try training with a medicine ball. I used to think they were gimmicky things, but having thought about it, they seem like a fun and different way to exercise. At the same time...there's a ton of different forms for them. I'm going to use them to practice my grip training. What do you guys think?
  4. If you mean have most of my excess weight be in muscle, then yes, I totally agree. The military seems to be more concerned with whether or not you can handle your own weight and body, rather than how heavy you are. I'm going to do bodyweight exercises over the summer due to lacking equipment, but for now, I'm thinking about going back to barbell training, while being cautious with the squats. However, I am interested in experimenting with medicine ball exercises, as well. I don't expect to get really strong from them, I don't even see medicine balls as being good for bu
  5. I just got oddly frustrated, but I'm gonna stick to it. I just get paranoid I'm not doing any good if I'm not sore in the morning, and I was expecting it, but from what I've researched, soreness is not an indicator of progress.
  6. OK, so I've been doing full-body workouts with dumbbells, and I've managed to hit 30 lbs in full dumbbell weight on my press and curls, but I don't look or feel like I've lost any weight. My muscles are getting bigger. Although my arms still look fat on the surface, I see more muscle definition when I flex. That being said, I still can't do a push-up, nor can I do a pull-up. If I weigh 208 lbs and can only hit 5-6 reps on inverted push-ups, should I bother with bodyweight exercises? The last time I weighed, I was 208 lbs. I want to get down to 160 lbs some day, but I re
  7. @Rocker3722, I do cycle intervals for 15-30 minutes to warm up. I took a yoga class, but I don't remember how to do any of the movements, but maybe i can find something online. I might try your workout routine, Grandkai_NL. Is that what you're doing?
  8. OK, so I wanted to stop being that guy who lurks the forums and keeps asking questions instead of doing things, so I picked up and am currently following a dumbbell training routine. I am also learning how to swim, which I now really enjoy! I got this one from some site called Muscle & Strength: https://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/dumbbell-only-home-or-gym-fullbody-workout.html So far, I enjoy most of the exercises, but I am a bit concerned about whether or not if I'm pushing myself too hard and too often. I workout on a 3-day split on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and on Mon
  9. I thought that, according to NeatStrength, push-ups were good for building and maintaining strength. So, what I'm getting is, leave out sit-ups entirely, leave out push-ups for now (until I can do a single, solid, basic, non-inclined push-up and intermediate bodyweight training), Begin doing bodyweight rows, and continue to practice my arm-hangs, jump-pullups, bodyweight rows (with rings), and everything else. I also need to spend more time getting in cardio before working out, and from what I've been told and have experienced, I need to drink more water, eat better, and do more cardio,
  10. OK, now that I am back in college for the new semester, I have more time and space to exercise. I'm even planning to take a few PE classes. Mainly swimming, at least. However, I've run into another issue with exercising on a consistent basis in college, and that's the cold. I need a full-body dumbbell workout, and I need to practice situps, squats, and push-ups. I've been thinking of trying this one and replacing the squats and deadlifts with bodyweight squats until I can hit 30 reps in b-squats: https://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/dumbbell-only-home-or-gym-fullbody-workout.html It'
  11. Edit: Um, how do I get the spoiler tag to work? I know I usually ramble on, so I wanted to make it where people have the option of reading the details or just viewing the overview of my missions. Mental Training: Train memory, train reflexes, brush up on math, overcome fears Practice yo-yoing (Reflexes) Read memory book (Memory) Practice math (Math) Practice typing and grammar (English) Practice harmonica (math perception?) Make time for homework (Career) Stay true to your morality and philosophy (Character) Me not being interested in math and drafting and other technical and sciency thing
  12. So, I don't have a pull-up bar or low-hanging branch at home, but I do have dumbbells. What are some good exercises with dumbbells to substitute pull-ups and arm hangs? And while I'm at it, what are some that substitute push-ups, if possible? And how the heck do I do Hindu push-ups?
  13. I actually used to bite myself as a way of trying to contain my frustrations and aggressions, until I accidentally bruised a tendon in my hand from biting it and punching a glass TV screen and saw how much that damage limited what I could do with that hand, thus limiting what I could do as a whole for awhile. To this day, my right hand is still functional, but it starts to get to hurting when it's put under too much stress. Also with my some-what recent decision (over the past 6 months) to join the military sometime soon, I decided it would be best if I did not do anything to myself that mig
  14. Maybe I need to become more flexible. What kind of knee injury was it. And welcome.
  15. Hey, I'm back. I meant to make another post in this thread for some time now, but I kind of let college get the better of me, especially this week. So I've been trying bodyweight exercises, making use of some gymnastic rings I got and a pull-up bar beside a field track at my school. I still enjoy doing bodyweight exercises so far, and I noticed how as I steadily kept doing arm hangs, my arms went from not being able to move at all, to being able to wiggle, to being able to flex and at least get me swinging. Yet, at the same time, I kept getting this feeling like my shoulders were gonna pop o
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