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Old 30-05-2008, 12:58 PM
Flytch Flytch is offline
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I'm sorry if this has been posted elsewhere but as I read through these forums I am continually finding topics on excercising and eating the correct diet but as a college student I have neither the time nor the money for a lot of the things suggested. Can anyone offer advice as how to best condition myself or point me to another topic that can?
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Old 30-05-2008, 05:35 PM
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You need to tell us what your aims are and also what do you mean by you don't have "time"?
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Old 30-05-2008, 06:03 PM
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I think the majority of people on these forums are college/uni students.

I have a barbell and dumbell set in my room that was £70. For christmas.

And a pullup bar in my doorway that was under £10.

And a park up the road, that costs nothing, and with some imagination is very useful.

Do you have a staircase also?

I'm sure you can more than make do. Like Alastair pointed out what are your aims? You can easily condition your whole body with a pullup bar, a piece of floor, a barbell and dumbell set and a staircase. Pullups pressups shoulder exercises with weight, tons of lower body or compound lifts with a barbell, different squats with a barbell goodmorning raises if you can find soemthing to hook your feet under (parks always have something) calf raises on a stair holding dumbells wrist exercises sprints up a hill somewhere.

Just go for it man. Try to keep workouts to between 1 hour and 2 hours. You get more benefit from a shorter, higher intensity workout.
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Old 30-05-2008, 06:05 PM
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P.S. 2 or 3 X 1 hour workouts at home a week won't eat up much of your schedule. If you're training Parkour often you're using up way more of your time going out for the day.
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Old 31-05-2008, 08:07 AM
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Thanks for the advice, I think I'm going to invest in some equipment this summer and follow your advice
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:15 PM
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I think i'm going to get a pull up bar too. I really need to get my pull ups more explosive for muscle ups. I didn't know they come as cheap as around £10.
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:45 PM
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I think i'm going to get a pull up bar too. I really need to get my pull ups more explosive for muscle ups. I didn't know they come as cheap as around £10.
you've got beasty climb ups and you don't have a pull up bar?!
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:43 PM
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talking of pull up bars would anyone know where to get one with grips going down at the sides, for latimuss concentration? Normal pull up bars are too narrow for such madness :P
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