How to build muscle with bodyweight alone
August 30, 2012 1:01 PM Subscribe
Looking for a bodyweight training program that doesn't involve chin-up bars or any equipment.
posted by stenoboy to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 47 users marked this as a favorite
As I travel a lot for work, and when I'm at work, I work long hours, I want to start strength training again. However, finding a gym in a strange city, preferably a 24-hour one, is difficult, so I have been researching for bodyweight-only exercises that I can perform in my hotel room.
However, a lot of the programs and books I've found always seem to require a degree of available equipment that I'm going to be hard pressed to find and/or fit in suitcase. It seems all these programs require some form of chin-up bar (and I can understand why beause of the efficacy of the exercise). Carrying one of those door-frame ones around with me just isn't practical.
Is there any way at all I can build muscle and get fit again solely by bodyweight exercises alone (perhaps with the occasional use of a chair)?