ok.. i won't (and can't) deny that this forum is really resourceful, but there's almost too much for me to just read through and pick out bits i need.i'm trying to develope some definition on my pecs, abs and some degree of hardness (sturdiness?) on my sides. the thing is, i can't afford gym training because my dad won't 'waste' any more money on me. (at least for a while, due to a few.. complications i've made.) i know that gym machines work wonder, but circumstances are like this..i have light (2kg x 2, 1.5kg x 2) dumbbells,sand straps (2kg x 2, 1kg x 2),a jump rope, and a pair of those grip-strength-things.(all which i can't imagine using for pecs or abs..)are there any excercises i can do for pecs/abs/sides at home? and any other excercises which would be good if i accompanied these with?(i'll check the list of things posted by HelmsmaN, but it'll take some time and it's nice to have advice - seeing that i know hardly anything on working out and fitness..)
Pecs, abs, sides..
Those dumbells do not sound like they will be helping you to much considering they are too light..
So i think you would be better off just doing normal push ups for chest defintion. And if you want more challenging push ups try doing them with one ha nd on the floor one on a ball.
Abs same thing, just do basic sit ups but vary the style. PLus to get abs you have to loose the fat on your stomach so your going to have to eat healthy and start some sort of cardio as well
Thats what i would do if i had no weights and no gym membership...
For chest you can really only do push ups. Fill a backpack with books and wear that whilst you do them. The less push ups you do the better, so long as you keep going until failure. Basically; more weight = less push ups = big pecs. Make sure you can do at least 6-8 though. Do four or five sets of that and you'll drill your chest.Abs everyone knows. Sit ups etc, hold books to your chest, or above your head for a more difficult workout. Really though, unless you can already see a faint outline, you're probably better running to lose the fat covering your abs.Sides, I believe you mean your lats. That's easy. Do pull ups. That's pull ups, not chin ups. Find a bar above head height, place your hands fairly far apart and pull yourself up until the bar touches the back of your neck.Do one workout each night, once or twice a week and you'll probably notice some difference. If you want serious results, you really need to join the gym, or get some better weights.You probably know this, but if your muscles are hurting from a past workout, do not repeat it again until they recover. So basically, don't do these exercises every night.
thanks for the advice though i don't have a clear idea on what cardio is, (somewhere on the lines of running/cycling?) i'll start on these work-outs.
Yeah cardio is running, skipping rope, biking...I'd imagine jumping rope is pretty good... Or if you have a nice steep hill by your house you can do "hill runs" i had to them for soccer sprint up and down a huge ass hill 10 times after a 2.5 km jog, now thats good for cardio