I don't have weights.. and I don't really have the money to get a gym subscription until I get a better job, just a college dude.
Ok.. So I am about 5'11" and weigh around 170lbs. So I am a fairly normal/skinny dude.. but I want to build up my chest muscles because even at my weight, I have some flab through there. I don't care about looking like a hollister model all ripped up.. but I WOULD like to eliminate some of the flab maybe with muscle.
Are pushups good for this? What are some basic exercises that I can do without weights that might help this? Or is it impossible? lol
With no weight, dips are the best. Do them between a washer and dryer, between two counters, between a chair and a table, etc. Put books or bricks in your backpack ones dips become easy and wear it. Besides dips, do lots of pushups with lots of variation.
Well with the lack of equipment, you're going to have improvise.
Many objects can be put to good use. For example, you could place your feet on top of a bed or a table and do pushups, or use gallon+ sized water containers as weights.
That being said, I'd say pushups are the safest and most effective chest exercise you could do without equipment. You could add as much or little resistance as you want, and you can do many variations. The dips on the counter can be somewhat dangerous as if you go down too deep, your chest is at risk.
19 yrs old
5'9'' @ 165 lbs
BB Bench Press: 275 lbs
ATG Squat: 355 lbs
BB Deadlift: 335 lbs
if you wanna lose fat start running mate. and if you work chest with press ups and dips make sure to do pull ups and inclined rows and things to strengthen the back.
Losing fat is a function of diet.
You need to refocus your priorities and stop coming up with excuses. If you go to college, they probably have a gym. If they don't, or you don't have access to it for some reason, a gym membership costs about $50 a month.
Got cable? Cell phone? How much did you spend on beer last week?
Squats work better than supplements.
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