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    Shoulda been a meso... puny_ectomorph's Avatar
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    While I'm busy building a squat rack, here's my temporary routine...

    As a result of my moving into the deep New England country, I no longer have access to a gym. I do, however, have an upstairs garage space that's perfect for working out at home.

    I'm building my own squat rack, as I'm not exactly financially capable of forking over the cash for one of the $400 jobs, but until it's done I've had to switch things around a little:

    Mon:
    overhead press, 4 x 8
    deadlift, 5 x 5
    BO row, 4 x 8
    curls, 2-3 x 8

    Thurs:
    front squat, 4 x 8
    power cleans (with push press and/or jerk on the first rep), 5 x 5
    SL deads, 2 x 8 (I go heavy on these and I'm blasted my the second set)
    assorted tinkering (biceps, waist, etc.)

    I haven't exactly figured out how to do direct chest work, but as it's not a great concern with me, I'm not too worried. Might throw in a third day if I'm feeling good.

    Any advice on this routine would be appreciated. Remember, it's just temporary until I can get my rack built.

    Thanks,
    -puny-
    Stats:
    height 5'10
    weight 187

    Currently dl'ing 255 for 3 reps x 8 sets
    Goals:
    350 lb deadlift by Feb. 2007

    "Squats and milk and nevermind if the principle is twenty years old." -Randall J. Strossen

    "They don't know much about nutritional science, but they know enough to stick to the three basic food groups: Tex-Mex, Cajun and ranch." -Paul Kelso

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    I'm bringin sexy back lifter4life's Avatar
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    You could setup a pull up bar. If you have a way to do dips that could work your chest, just get a belt and throw some weight on your hips.

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    Shoulda been a meso... puny_ectomorph's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifter4life
    You could setup a pull up bar. If you have a way to do dips that could work your chest, just get a belt and throw some weight on your hips.
    Yeah, I'm eyeing a pair of sawhorses I have, thinking of taping up the crossbars and using those for dips. I need to find a way to anchor them down.
    Stats:
    height 5'10
    weight 187

    Currently dl'ing 255 for 3 reps x 8 sets
    Goals:
    350 lb deadlift by Feb. 2007

    "Squats and milk and nevermind if the principle is twenty years old." -Randall J. Strossen

    "They don't know much about nutritional science, but they know enough to stick to the three basic food groups: Tex-Mex, Cajun and ranch." -Paul Kelso

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    With a pullup bar, you can hang rings to do dips.

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    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    With a pullup bar, you can hang rings to do dips.
    thats an awesome idea.

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