your body and other improvised gyms

makeshift gym, Afghanistan

photo: basetrack's photostream/flickr

Charlies McFarlane sent us the photo of  a makeshift gym, taken by a reporter embedded with soldiers in Afghanistan in 2010. They made due with what they had to devise a bench, and weights. It came just as we were researching alternatives to going to the gym, being resistant to the mindlessness of machines and sterile vibe. Look around you and you’ll see all sorts of things that will work fine as weights to lift. And we’re getting into this video of exercises we can do using just our ‘body-weight’ as a weight, i.e. calisthenics, done in a hotel room: body as gym.

(Video link here.)

Photo: Basetrack’s photostream/Flickr.

Thanks again, Charles! 

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