I don't have a car and the nearest gym is quite a distance away and costs 80 dollar each month. I'd prefer to use the apartment gym (which is a 30 second walk away and 'free') if possible!
Here's what it has:
- 2 benches (but no barbells)
- Dumbbells up to 50 pounds
- Ab wheel
- A life fitness dual adjustable cable machine (basically a chinup bar, dip bar, and 2 cables with adjustable weight)
Also, it's often completely empty so I can do circuit stuff pretty easily.
Here's some of the exercises that are recommended on the cable machine (but I'm not really sure which of these are actually worth incorporating)
Currently what I'm doing is a mix of the following (workout full-body 3 days per week):
- Weighted chinups/pullups/dips
- Bulgarian split squats
- Stairmaster for HIIT
- Cable lat pull down
- Cable crossover
- Cable bicep curls
- Hollow body crunches/ab wheel
One problem I'm having is that I'd like to be able to add weight to certain exercises, but I'm not sure how. Like, it's easy to stick a dumbbell between my legs for chinups and dips, but how would I do that for pushups? I guess I just have to buy a vest for that?
Also, I worry about scaling exercises. Once I get past 50 pound dumbbells in each hand for exercises like the overhead press and split squat, then what?
Lastly, I'm not sure what I'm neglecting. Are there any exercises you all think I should really add or take away for a more comprehensive workout?