Gym Closed – Training must go on (part I – back and legs)

Happy new year everyone, I hope you enjoyed yourselves in the last couple of weeks. Its that time of the year again when new years resolution gym members flood gyms, lets hope that a few of them catch the gym bug and it becomes their lifestyle. I haven’t been to gym in a couple weeks because the gym I go to has been closed since the 24th and it will only be open on Monday. Being the fitness addict that I am this has been driving me crazy, I get depressed if I do not workout for an extended period of time so I decided to do some workouts at home to keep me sane and busy. I love home workouts but its not the same as lifting in the gym, it does not give me the same feeling that lifting heavy weight gives me. And I was making good progress before this forced break, gaining strength weekly (improving all my lifts weekly).

The workout I am sharing today is a back and legs workout I do with the assistance of two 10 kg (22 lbs) dumbbells. 3 out of 4 of the exercises I will share in this workout video can be done with bodyweight, I just add the weights for extra resistance.  I am comfortable doing pull-ups/chin-ups with my own bodyweight (about 176 lbs [80 kg]) so adding 44 lbs[20 kg] to my own bodyweight means that I am lifting about 220 lbs [100 kg] which is a better workout for me.

Watch the workout video below and try it out next time you can’t make it to the gym, you will see that I make use of what I have in this video e.g I don’t have a pull up bar or a horizontal bar high enough to hang on so I find a branch on a tree to do my pull ups.

I forgot to do calf raises today also using the dumbbells, usually I do them for high reps of 20+ but I can add the exercise to another days exercises. I am going to make a Part II very soon showing my workout for chest and arms so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel, or add me to your circles on Google Plus.

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