You can't always be at the gym. A normal person spends a significant amount of their days trying to figure out how to help society.. well, among other things. Sometimes your guns don't get the attention that it deserves. Well let me tell you something: Having no time to go to the gym is NOT an excuse to completely ignore working out your guns.
If it was remotely possible, I'd rather live inside a gym. But I can't, so I find ways to work out my arms without any equipment at all. Here are some of the ways that you can push your arms to the limit without the help of anything that you can find in the gym at all.
THE PUSH UP
Push Ups are my bread and butter. You can do it just about anywhere. If you don't know what a push up is, you need to get off the rock you are living in. I can just imagine a world without push ups and gym equipment. We would all look like the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Here's an image of T-Rex trying to go for a push up:
|I know, it's pathetic.|
And you know what's great? you can do elevated push ups anywhere too. Elevated push ups are just push ups done with the same mechanics but with your feet planted in an elevated surface to put more weight into your upper body. Push Ups are great for building your triceps. You could even take it further by strapping up a backpack and pump in some additional weight.
Whenever I see a horizontal bar or pipe, I see an opportunity to do a pull up which will target your biceps. It's really quite simple. Just grab any elevated horizontal bar that you see, then at shoulder width apart, pull yourself up until your chin is higher than the bar, then lower yourself slowly. You have to remember though that pull ups are one of the toughest workouts out there. A lot of people can't even do one single pull up. And it gets even tougher if you haven't developed enough upper body strength to lift up your entire body.
Dips can build up your triceps and you can do variations of it just about anywhere. The basic motion of the dip is done by raising yourself on two supports with elbows locked, then push yourself up by straightening your arms then slowly lower your body until your shoulders are lower than your elbows. You can do this without any equipment, you just need to things that will support your arms.
|Elephant Dips? Why the hell not?|
CARRY YOUR GIRL'S SHOPPING BAGS
Women love shopping. I love it even more because when my girl shops, it presents an opportunity to work out my shoulders.
|No honey, I don't mind. Gotta work out these guns y'know.|
Lloyd Baker is a creative/humor writer who lives in Washington. He likes to poke fun at the "all for show" aspects of building muscles. He is not in any way shape or form a bodybuilding trainer nor has he been trained by one.