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Mar 25th, 2020 at 3:20pm
 
I'm curious. How is everyone staying fit whilst stuck inside? Honestly, I'm not doing so well. I've never been one for consistent exercise. Some ideas I've been looking into (but, as yet, have not been truly put into practice) is Charles Bronson's book Solitary Fitness (available here: https://archive.org/details/BronsonSolitaryFitness) and then this video on Indian clubs has peaked my interest: https://youtu.be/gsdsMoOorMk.

Bronson, having spent most of his adult life in solitary confinement and maintaining impressive fitness and strength, seems an obvious person to at least hear out. I haven't got through the whole book yet, but what I can gather from it is exactly what I didn't want to hear. In order to get strong, you have to exercise a lot.

I've heard of Indian clubs and considered trying it out but the video has really interested me as Matt Easton mentions how it's helped with an elbow injury he has. Guess who overextended his elbow recently...

Anyone have their own routines or tips?
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Reply #1 - Mar 25th, 2020 at 3:53pm
 
I go for a run every other day.

Other than that: Some recorded video trainings. The usual cardio /aerobic mashup training. That helps for motivation. I also do pilates regularly, which is worth a lot when you have a sitting profession Cheesy.
I do miss the team and contact sports I usually do though...

On the other hand I cooked a lot recently. And well on top of that. Guess I'll put on some weight nevertheless.
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Reply #2 - Mar 25th, 2020 at 5:05pm
 
I’m open to any excercise regime so long as it’s couch-inclusive.
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Reply #3 - Mar 25th, 2020 at 10:06pm
 
I have a rowing machine I can use in my house... and I burn a few calories whenever I wipe the dust off of it Smiley

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Reply #4 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 5:43am
 
I'm coming from a break so I am weakened and will have an adaptation period which is perfect for the quarantine.
I can't run outside, my skipping rope broke and I'm bored to buy a new one, so instead I just jump for warm ups.
good thing is when I started working out years ago I started in my room so I already have plans and "equipment", they are just not as heavy as in the gym so I perform exercises faster. The exercises that are going to be missed are barbell deadlifts and squats because I can't find a compound movement that loads the lower back like them. pistol squats work the glutes and thighs but not the lower back or the torso. Sad

Don't stretch statically before any kind of exercise. Before exercise warm up thoroughly and do dynamic stretches, then work out , and then stretch statically and stretch again before sleep.

Read more than 1 book.
But there is no need to read books to start. The most basic workout would be : 10 exercises,  3sets 12 reps or circuit training

you can make a second workout targeting the same muscles but with different exercises and alternate between them. 4 days/week is a good start, if you are too sore just do warm ups and stretches and skip the workout for the day, go lighter next time if needed.

The most difficult part will be to find equipment, if you can't or don't want to buy..
Screw dumbbells are good for home.
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Reply #5 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 7:05am
 
You can still go outside, so I'm doing a lot of hiking. I did 3 days in Pennsylvania last week, and I'm looking at Alleghany State park next week.
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Reply #6 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 7:43am
 
well round here people are just going out and wandering around.

I have genuinely NEVER, in 37 years, seen so Many people in the local fileds and woods, where I walk the dogs, as I did last night.

I swear if someone had sneezed they'd have wiped out half the county !


My favourite exercise is to just sit agaimst a wall. get your thighs as close to parellel to the ground as you can and your spine as straight as you can with as much of your back in contact with the wall as you can.

And just see how long you can stay there.
It's okay to start gradually and increase the angle of your legs as they get stronger.

Apparently it's supposed to be hard - I've always found it quite easy. But it really warms up your large leg muscles and knees.

I try and get 10 minutes in before I do my qui quong class. If I don't then I come out and my knees really hurt. If I get the 'sit' in they tend to be fine.

And because you are really testing your big quadricep muscles, it's a good calorie burner.
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Reply #7 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 10:30am
 
I've been a fan of fitness blender for a long time (https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos ). They do full length free videos and have a great search function. Want to do some High Impact Interval Training? Strength training? Stretching? They've got it. Do you want something with a jump rope? Dumbells? No equipment? They've got it and it's readily searchable with just what you're looking for.

They are my go to cardio source.

Do yoga with me has something similar but aimed at yoga.

I love my kettlebell and indian clubs but the kettlebell doesn't mix well with my children. They try to walk into it whenever I try to use it. I love them... but that can get frustrating.

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Reply #8 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 12:12pm
 
Sarosh wrote on Mar 26th, 2020 at 5:43am:
my skipping rope broke and I'm bored to buy a new one, so instead I just jump for warm ups.


Surely you have a sling long enough Cheesy

Sarosh wrote on Mar 26th, 2020 at 5:43am:
Read more than 1 book.


This is a good point. I definitely don't advocate finding one thing and making it a religion. I have basically no equipment so body weight training is a good option and who better to get an opinion from? Cheesy
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Reply #9 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 12:23pm
 
Give "https://www.amazon.com/Bodyweight-Strength-Training-Anatomy-Contreras/dp/1450429..." a look. That was the best one I read for mainly bodyweight training. Good sports science in it. "you are your own gym" was the second best one I read. The "convict conditioning" type stuff I read was not as well balanced.
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Reply #10 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 1:17pm
 
    I'm sort of stranded.  My bowling alley is closed, of course.  Normally I walk the dogs every day but I somehow hurt my right foot over a week ago.  I'd love to exercise now that I have all the time in the world.  Hopefully my foot will heal soon.  I'm going stir crazy.  My life is currently trolling tRump on Facebook and watching TV. Right now it's Beverley Hillbillies reruns Ugh!
    When I do exercise I like to do a day of weights, a day of calisthenics, and a day of Karate exercises.  Plus dog walk daily and bowl twice a week. 
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Reply #11 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 1:23pm
 
Interesting. Thanks! I'm going to spend my next day off coming up with a routine I can stick to and hopefully carry on forever (of course with adjustments and such).
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