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    Lightbulb Working out without dumbells or barbells

    Hello!
    I am at home and there is no way to have equipment for working out. So I do push-ups with weighted school bag (heavy things inside it like books). And I use the school bag for training my biceps in the same way we do the exercise "standing barbell curls". I train my triceps by the bag too as I do in the exercise "pushdowns". I train my shoulders by the bag like the exercise "barbell front raises". I also wear the bag and do squats. Note : I change the weight between rows.
    I want to inquire about if these exercises can make me gain big muscles or they are not effective as dumbells. And why or why not?
    Can I gain big muscles with them even if I take more time or they will just keep my muscles without losing? Thanks in advance!
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    You have to be innovative with bodyweight movements and educate yourself on all variations.
    Use what ever you can as resistance.
    I like using straps like the TRX type which offer many movements that you adjust difficulty by leaning with your bodyweight.
    You can gain some muscle what your doing but probably not like you want to.
    You need resistance that you can continually adjust when you become accustom to it.
    Its progressive resistance.
    With bodyweight you can only adjust difficulty so much.
    Gymnasts have good physiques from mostly doing their events with practice but its nor the intent to develop muscle but to be good at the event.
    So something is better than nothing,push ups,pull ups,lunges are good to start with.
    So keep doing what your doing until you can get to a gym or your own weights.
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    Originally Posted by Garage Rat View Post
    You have to be innovative with bodyweight movements and educate yourself on all variations.
    Use what ever you can as resistance.
    I like using straps like the TRX type which offer many movements that you adjust difficulty by leaning with your bodyweight.
    You can gain some muscle what your doing but probably not like you want to.
    You need resistance that you can continually adjust when you become accustom to it.
    Its progressive resistance.
    With bodyweight you can only adjust difficulty so much.
    Gymnasts have good physiques from mostly doing their events with practice but its nor the intent to develop muscle but to be good at the event.
    So something is better than nothing,push ups,pull ups,lunges are good to start with.
    So keep doing what your doing until you can get to a gym or your own weights.

    Thank you very much! I will try to vary in exercise and increase weights.
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    Originally Posted by wanttobeahero View Post
    Thank you very much! I will try to vary in exercise and increase weights.
    A great body weight exercise for shoulders is the Pike Push-Up and then onto Elevated Pike Push-Ups.
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    A great bodyweight exercise you can work on is reverse planks. Nothing is better for your entire posterior and shoulder health.
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