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    you dont need a gym, bodyweight exercises are all i do (even though i go to the gym to do them) but look at most boxers and their physiques, this is done through bodyweight exercises, i dont use weights or machinese, go here http://bodyweightculture.com/forum/index.php

    you will lose weight, build muscle endurance and tone up, you will not look like a bodybuilder tho thats what weights are for...posers,lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_like_sex View Post
    i wish i had the money to go to the gym :-/ i need to loose weight lol. i dunno where i can go that is cheap (in worcestershire) anyone got a good gym?
    cheap solution for losing weight = pair of running trainers, shorts, t-shirt and the outdoors. this and eating well and you'll lose weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vala View Post
    cheap solution for losing weight = pair of running trainers, shorts, t-shirt and the outdoors. this and eating well and you'll lose weight.
    yeh just take a look at marathon runners!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ache_emelie View Post
    yeh just take a look at marathon runners!
    and if you wanna tone up as well, add in some sit ups, press ups, ab work and any other bodyweight exercises and watch the transformation
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    ive done it that way, it works!!
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    I wouldn't say weights are for posers at all. More for people who enjoy doing it that way. =/
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    Lifting big, getting bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maark View Post
    I wouldn't say weights are for posers at all. More for people who enjoy doing it that way. =/
    agree with this. but will also add that some people do it to aid what they do in the'r lives. maybe there jobs or hobbies. maybe even to keep themselves occupied instead of doing stuff that could see them get in trouble
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    yeh i was just having a joke, its true though that some weight lifters have non practical muscle as in it looks good but has no practical use in the real world, obviously this doesnt go for all. For someone that wants to do a martial art or box, lots of muscle is impractical as it slows a person down so thats why bodyweight exercises are often done, if you want to lift heavy objects or say its part of your job (builder or whatever) than more muscle would be practical. Some people just want to look good, and theres nothing wrong with that either, you choose a routine based on your goals. I train to fight so doing lots of machines or weights wouldnt be that useful as i dont want to put on muscle just build muscle endurance and speed
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    Machines and weights can do both. You just do lower weight and higher reps to build endurance, and speed you'd need to hit the treadmill or punchbag. Easy, really.
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    using machines is ok but they tend not be functional for real life situations like if you are training for combat sports or to put muscle to practical use, no balance is required on a machine, they tend to isolate muscle groups which is unlike real life and lend themselves to slower movements. If someone wants to drag heavy objects in real life then what would be best? doing things like heavy sandbag pulls or training the muscles by using a machine? Obv the exercise that recreates the use he wants is best. Recreating the movements and training your muscles and body to do things a particular way cannot be truly done on machines so the guy doing high reps on an arm machines may be creating muscle that can only be put to practical us when hes on the arm machine. For combat sports freeweights and bodyweight exercises are superior as they allow you to recreate the actual motions you will be using during exercises along with allowing you to work many muscle groups at once as would be necessary to perform the movement in real life or in a fight. For things like punching speed you need to work fast twitch muscle fibres so plyometrics is what you need to do, clap push ups, squat jumps etc

    so yeh machines are alright for someone who just wants to train and look better and get stronger but if you want to train for something specific and want to train the best way for it, you need to look at all the options which is why most martial artists and boxers choose bodyweight exercises
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