What would you do without a gym membership?
As a guy who loves the gym, you may view your training time as therapy.
Plenty of gym-rats do.
But what if you no longer had access to the gym?
What would you do?
Not only does your body crave the resistance of the weights, your mind also needs the relief that hard physical training provides.
Would you build a garage gym?
What would you do in the time being?
A lot of guys would take some time off from training.
When I cancelled my gym membership I had no place to train.
So I took my workouts outside.
-monkey bars for pullups
-parallel bars for dips
-bench for decline pushups, step-ups
-hills for sprints
-stairs for running
What happens if you don’t find a substitute for your gym time?
If you quit the gym and have no place to train, DO NOT STOP WORKING OUT.
That is a recipe for trouble.
When you rely on the gym for sanctuary, you will need to replace that with something.
You probably have your favorite equipment and exercises that you’ve grown accustomed to.
But if you don’t have access to them you gotta get creative.
That’s what I did.
At first it was weird. I didn’t have a squat rack or trap-bar.
I didn’t have a sauna or turf with sleds..
It was uncomfortable.
You’ll feel a bit OFF.
That’s to be expected. It’s a BIG change!
Start to love bodyweight training.
Work on improving your pullups, dips and pushups.
Try out some new calisthenics exercises.
Become a jump rope king.
In the beginning you may hate it. I did.
But it didn’t take long until I started to get into it.
Embrace a new kind of workout therapy
No longer is the squat rack your safe place. Now it’s the playground. Or your basement. Or garage.
Get a sandbag or big tire. Start dragging weight in the yard. Come up with new workouts that are challenging in an entirely new way.
Soon, you start to get excited about the training. You look forward to creating new workouts, different exercise combinations.
Plus, you get the added bonus of fresh air.
That’s been one of the greatest benefits I didn’t see coming.
Breathing a huge amount of fresh air while pushing your body hard is invigorating!
You might not believe it until you try it. Once you do, you’ll be hooked.
If you have no clue how to get started with a bodyweight training program, I have a 6 week routine called LEVEL-UP 45 that guides you to get into the best shape of your life without a gym membership.
Even if you have a gym membership you could use this program as a supplement to a few days of a standard strength training plan.
Learn more about the program here: 6 WEEKS TO BODYWEIGHT BEAST