I have been wanting to get into a workout routine for a while now, so I bought a calisthenic workout book. I thought it would have a bunch of exercises that I could do without any equipment. I was half right. It does have a bunch of equipment-less exercises, but all of the workouts required a pull-up bar and a bar at about knee height. So me being a wanna-be DIYer I decided to make my very own pull up bar. Three day's and 9 2"x4"s + a 4' galvanized pipe later, I had my very own.
To why I decided to make my own, instead of just going to a gym: I hate gyms. I've tried going and always feel super self conscious. I never have that much fun.
On to the workouts. For the next four weeks I'm doing the beginners workout which uses the table below.
| Monday || Tuesday || Wednesday|| Thursday || Friday || Saturday || Sunday |
| A || Rest || B || Rest || A || Rest || B |
| Rest || C || D || Rest || C || D || Rest |
| A || D || Rest || B || C || Rest || D |
| A || B || Rest || D || A || B || Rest |
Workout A: Squat, Elevated push-up, Negative pull-up, Two leg hip hinge, Bent knee bench dip, Ben knee closed grip row, Forward bear crawl. 10 reps each for 3 sets.
Workout B: Reverse Lunge, Horizontal sliding push-up from knees, Flexed arm hang (30 sec), Floor bridge, Bent knee pike push-up, Bent knee open grip row, Classic plank (30 sec). 10 reps each for 3 sets.
Workout C: Forward step-up, Elevated push-up, Negative pull-up, Quadruped straight tap, Bent knee bench dip, Bent knee closed grip row, Supine leg raise. 10 reps each for 3 sets.
Workout D: Walking lunge, Elevated push-up, Flexed arm hang (30 sec), Staggered hip hinge, Bent knee pike push-up, Bent knee open grip row, Side plank (30 sec). 10 reps each for 3 sets.
So that's what my month is going to look like. Wish me luck.