I don't have a gym membership and I want to do some muscle-building (mostly to enhance my running and also to help bone strength for old age). Any tips for "weight training" without weights? I do have little five pound dumbells but since I'm naturally strong already, they don't do much.
You can get a crazy workout just using your body weight and doing classic moves like pushups, lunges, squats, tricep dips and such. I do P90X2 and lots of the moves are done without weights and are extremely difficult. Try doing a pushup, then holding out your right arm and your left leg at the same time. Alternate, repeat, collapse!
I'm with Kiera on this one! P90X2 is an awesome way to work out at home-- I love it! One of my girlfriends who is an avid runner also does the program and shes says its an awesome addition to her regular training program.
I would definitely recommend giving P90X2 a try. :)
A lot of strengthening can be done with weight bearing exercises like Yoga, Pilates, TRX where you are just using your own body weight. You rent/buy DVDs or even find them on On Demand if you have cable.
For Yoga I love Sadie Nardine, Rodney Yee and Seana Corne
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