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Old 04-27-2011, 04:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering if any of you fall into this category. What is the most progress you can make with the least equipment. I have a pair of dumbbells and an exercise bike. DidYyu guys make good weight loss progress with little or no equipment?
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I made some great progress with only 2 dumbbells (15 lb max), some resistance bands and a pull up bar. I did a workout routine called Power 90 (precursor to P90X), and it's loaded with ab workouts, push ups, squats, leg lifts, kicks, etc. It works!
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I have some equipment and I belong to a gym, but often I do exercises that don't require much, even when I'm at the gym I drop down and do planks, push-ups, sit-ups, yoga poses, stretches, etc etc. And when it comes to weights I own a pair of 1.5, 3, 5 and 10 pounds. I use them pretty much every morning, I just use them longer for more sets and sometimes I use them together (the 1.5 are wrist weights). I was thinking about getting a kettle ball, but it was like $50 ! I might as well put a strap around the youngest DD and use her instead, she's a little heavier even and a live load to boot, plus she loves to be tossed in the air. I also own a body ball, it's a pain to store, but is a surprisingly good workout and only cost about $20.
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Thanks for the replies. Mark, your starting weight and my current weight are about the same. What is your height?

Thanks to both of you for the great ideas.
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I made some great progress with only 2 dumbbells (15 lb max), some resistance bands and a pull up bar. I did a workout routine called Power 90 (precursor to P90X), and it's loaded with ab workouts, push ups, squats, leg lifts, kicks, etc. It works!
yeah. In 6 mos. I went from 210 to 174. see signature.
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Thanks for the replies. Mark, your starting weight and my current weight are about the same. What is your height?
I'm 6' 3". I currently weigh 188-189 and most people would say I don't need to lose anymore weight at my height and they're probably right. I mainly need to work on composition. I have a medium frame so if I could get to about 178-180 and only have about 17% body fat I would be in the best condition of my life. I think my body fat is about 22% as of right now so I still have a long ways to go. When I started this journey my body fat was around 30%, so I guess I'm past half way there.

I'm currently not doing the Power 90 or P90X but I need to get started again. I have recently gotten back to C25K and I really enjoy running.

My metabolism has certainly been kick started. I can easily eat 2500 calories and still be hungry. It's a real task to stay at or under 2000.
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Starting yet Again: 9/16/11 205 lbs. (someone help motivate me please)
Starting Again 4/14/11: 192 lbs. (completely fell off the wagon here)
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Complete failure at keeping it off and now starting again.

9/1/14: 241 lbs.
Goal Weight: 190
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Just wondering if any of you fall into this category. What is the most progress you can make with the least equipment. I have a pair of dumbbells and an exercise bike. DidYyu guys make good weight loss progress with little or no equipment?
Body weight training, rubber tubing and a ball dropped 50 pounds in a few months. So yeah it can be done on the budget.
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