Old Time Lifting ?? A Dirty Dozen

I’ve come across a article by Paul Wade that I thought I’d share. He’s the guy that wrote Convict Conditioning.

It details twelve bodyweight exercises that could be used as substitutes for popular barbell exercises. Regardless of whether you use them as subs or not, there is some quite interesting stuff there.

I gave the squatting calf raises a shot last night and the were pretty good (in a pretty bad way!). I also plan to use straight bridges to replace glute ham raises as my hamstring strengthening exercise. My current GHR set up involves jamming my feet under the sofa with a cushion under my knees. It works but isn’t ideal.

Here’s the link:



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