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Workouts - Ellopez1123 - 03-13-2016 07:33 PM

Hi,
I can't afford to go to a gym so I was wondering if it is sufficient to do YouTube videos. For instance, I was thinking of alternating 30 min videos of HIIT and strength training (either body weight or dumbells). Will this be enough to build muscle? Also, should I be doing a little cardio as well since I sit at a desk all day?


RE: Workouts - AnitraSoto - 03-14-2016 09:40 AM

First of all, welcome! Glad you have joined us over here!

Absolutely you can do all of your workouts without a gym membership. You will just need to find something that works with the equipment you have available (if any), and if you have no equipment then body weight workouts can be great! There is a app called You Are Your Own Gym that is pretty nice, but whatever you pick, just make sure it is periodized and progressively challenges you with more difficult workouts. Ideally you would strength train three days a week and do your HIIT workouts twice a week (that will be your cardio). Certainly since you have a sedentary job walking would be great, just to stay active, but you really should not need any more than that.


RE: Workouts - Ellopez1123 - 03-14-2016 06:51 PM

(03-14-2016 09:40 AM)AnitraSoto Wrote:  First of all, welcome! Glad you have joined us over here!

Absolutely you can do all of your workouts without a gym membership. You will just need to find something that works with the equipment you have available (if any), and if you have no equipment then body weight workouts can be great! There is a app called You Are Your Own Gym that is pretty nice, but whatever you pick, just make sure it is periodized and progressively challenges you with more difficult workouts. Ideally you would strength train three days a week and do your HIIT workouts twice a week (that will be your cardio). Certainly since you have a sedentary job walking would be great, just to stay active, but you really should not need any more than that.

Great... Thank you for your help!