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Strength Equipment Or No Strength Equipment

Strength Equipment Or No Strength Equipment

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Strength Equipment Or No Strength Equipment

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So as you look into your wallet you have to raise your hand up in front of you to slap yourself in the forehead out of frustration because there are more receipts in it than there is cash. I know, I’ve been there too. However, your real frustration is that you would like to have some extra cash for that gym membership, or even better to invest in your own strength equipment so that you can go nuts throwing around your own iron without having the “health club” types discipline you for breaking one of their stupid lifting noise policies. 

 No Equipment No Problem…

The normal reaction for many when related to the situation I described in the introduction of this article is to fold up like a tent and just say “screw it, I can’t train.” Even though this reaction is common it is not one that I believe in. Yes, I get frustrated. Yes, I’ve been in the same situation. Yes, it’s disappointing. No, I won’t give up!!!

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You see it’s that last statement that you have to embrace if you are really looking to dedicate yourself to something that you love. It’s like anything else in life. Just because you don’t currently have the money, the equipment, or the gym membership it doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on getting in your strength training. 

I’ve got news for you my friend. Life is full of disappointments. It’s all about one disappoint after the next and if you can’t accept that then you’ll go through life being miserable. Yes, you read that sentence correctly now give that a second to marinate inside the skull. 

Now to you it may sound like I just painted a nasty picture about life. I mean shit, you mean to say that life is just about being one disappoint after another? Well, this is pretty much true up to a point. The following quote is another way of looking at it and consider the source! 


Now do you see where I’m coming from? The truth is that we are all going to have our own challenges, but true joy and victory only comes from overcoming those challenges. Nobody is special. Nobody is born a success or born a failure. You have to decide that for yourself during your own journey. 

Resistance Is Resistance…

In terms of you having a lack of resources as it relates to equipment you’ve got to understand that strength can be acquired in many different ways. What I mean is that your body doesn’t know any different when it comes to handling resistance. Resistance is resistance. If you apply a resistance to stress yourself in some way your neuromuscular system will appropriately respond by creating force and tension to handle that very resistance.

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This will be the case whether you go to lift a barbell, or if you go to lift some big ass stone in your backyard. Either way you’re going to get stronger. The point of this is that you don’t necessarily have to have access to a multi-million dollar fully stocked gym in order to acquire strength. I mean for crying out has everyone forgotten about Clubber Lang? 

The point of this is that you can obtain strength by leveraging your knowledge and creativity for coming up with ways to generate resistance. So you don’t have a barbell…lift a stone. You don’t have a pull up bar…use a tree branch. You don’t have a bench press…master the push up.

This ongoing creative response to acquiring strength can go on and on if you commit yourself to the cause. This is exactly why I love training with unconventional methods as well. Whether you’re utilizing the versatility of a single kettle bell, or the equipment and tools right out of your garage you can get stronger and more athletic. 

The only thing that is limiting you is YOU. It’s purely psychological. Change your perspective, grow your knowledge, and commit yourself to the cause. It’s that simple. What do you think? I’d love to hear about your unconventional strength training methods so make sure you post up in the comments section below. Keep training smart. 

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I'm a Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and author. I have had over 17 years experience in MMA fitness, strength and conditoning, and athletic performance for most every sport. As an author and specialist I've written close to a million words on fitness and strength. I'm also a Muay Thai practictioner and enjoy helping others to reach their peak potential through fitness and performance.

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