The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Roger/Waffle pointlessly pushing iron up in the air thread (warning: geekery)« on: September 06, 2014, 12:30:09 am »
I want to play too, so I'm starting my poor person's weight training regimen.
So far it's been a backpack full of books with waist and chest straps on while doing a few sets of push ups and squats. Then I do some kettlebellish cleans, which work surprisingly well considering the bulkiness of the pack.
I'm starting with about 30 pounds of books, but I'm going to have to find something heavier to put in there because it's not quite enough.
More reps with a low weight is a better way to start. THEN raise the weight.
Also, dumbells are surprisingly cheap, and they can be used to work complimentary muscles so you don't wind up all lopsided.
I'll check it out. My roommate might split the cost with me.
Yeah, a guy your size, you'd need a pair of the following sizes: 10 lb, 15 lb, 20 lb. You should also have something resembling a bench, but it's not entirely necessary.
Probably can jerry-rig something with some pallets and foam.
I admire this thought process.
I might add that cinder blocks are stable, heavy, and cheap.