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Working out in my apartment?

cmrocks

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I want to get a fairly basic weight set up for working out in my apartment. I don't live near a gym and I don't have the time to bus there and back since I'm a university student. Also, I figure that for the price of a yearly gym membership, I can get a decent home set up.

I'm 5'9 and weigh about 165 lbs. I had a bodyfat test done and I was around 14%. I would like to stay around 165 lbs but replace some of that body fat with muscle mass. Right now, I have some muscle mass for sure but I'm lacking definition and I have more fat than I would like around my midsection. I don't think my goals are very unrealistic.

Right now, I do almost no cardio. I'm working in the arctic for the summer on an exploration drill and the work is quite physical. We also curl and press drill rods for an extra workout. That is what has given me my current muscle mass. This fall, I'll be back at school again and I want to start doing a more proper workout routine.

What do you guys suggest I look into getting? I like the idea of having stuff in my apartment because I can do a 40 minute workout (either cardio or lifting) six days a week and it won't eat into my schedule too much.
 

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Whatever you do don't do pushups. Apparently they are worthless.
 

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ROFL

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Seriously though, I really like my set of Powerblocks. Full set of dumbells that use very very little space.

Also a pullup bar and pushup handles would be a great idea too.

If you have room, which I doubt, a squat rack would be a very good idea.
 

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Adjustable bench and PowerBlock dumbbells.
 

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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
Adjustable bench and PowerBlock dumbbells.

Yup, I had this setup for a long time in a one bedroom apartment and it worked great for me. If you have more space, then you should definitely look into getting a power rack, bench, barbell and weights. But at a minimum, you can pretty much get a full workout with an adjustable bench and powerblocks.
 

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Oh yeah, I found a decent flat/incline bench for 60 bucks that doesn't take up much space. Look around at sporting goods stores. It had a bunch of attachment bullshit that came with it, but that all came off easily enough with a hacksaw
 

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Get one of though pull up bar thingy that attaches to door/wall as well.
 

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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
Adjustable bench and PowerBlock dumbbells.

That's a good suggestion. Add a pull-up bar and you're looking pretty good.
 

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Dumbbells in an an apartment are very Taxi Driver.
 

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Originally Posted by topcatny
Whatever you do don't do pushups. Apparently they are worthless.

He wants to lose fat and gain muscle. So you are mostly correct.

I only work out in my apartment, and for the most part I get along fine. I have two dumbbell bars, one barbell, and one EZ bar, around 250lbs in weights, a situp bench (that I also use for dumbbell presses) and a small stationary bike. All I feel I'm really missing out on are regular squats (vs front squats which I can do) and barbell bench presses.
 

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Originally Posted by Fat-Elvis
All I feel I'm really missing out on are regular squats (vs front squats which I can do) and barbell bench presses.

Do deadlifts, step-ups or lunges if you want to mix it up for the legs a bit.
 

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FYI, in case you guys didn't know. You no longer have to get pullup bars that require screwing/drilling in mounting brackets to the door frame. They have ones now that cost about 30 bucks that mount via your bodyweight on the top of the door frame. Also they usually have handles so you can do dips as well.

Originally Posted by Grayland
That's a good suggestion. Add a pull-up bar and you're looking pretty good.
 

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