I don't have dumbells yet. Substitutes?

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Jan 24, 2013 5:47pm
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I am saving my money so I'm not spending anything for a few weeks. But for a few workouts, (deadlifts for example) you need dumbells. Is there anything i could use instead as substitutes? :)

24 Jan
Soup cans?
24 Jan
Hey, that might work! Thanks :D
24 Jan
U are sexy, dont worry
24 Jan
Resistance bands.. They are about $10
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42 Posts
Jan 24, 2013 6:01pm
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Soup cans can work lol or if you have any free weights lying around. If you dont have those then you could start by perfecting your form on your lifts and use no weights. As long as you focus on the muscle group and stress(flex) it you will be getting some work done.

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40 Posts
Jan 24, 2013 6:08pm
I have used these kind of things...gallon jugs, 5 gallon buckets, cinder blocks, stuffed backpack, and heavy tree limbs. Good luck!
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Jan 24, 2013 6:10pm
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I'm pretty clumsy when doing squats and lifts etc. Haha. But thanks, I can try work on it. :)

24 Jan
The stuffed backpack is a great idea. Just put a bunch of books or something heavy in it
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142 Posts
Jan 24, 2013 6:17pm
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Fill a bag full of sand or dirt. 
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5 Posts
Jan 24, 2013 6:23pm
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That's genius! Haha! Thanks :)

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139 Posts
Jan 24, 2013 6:41pm
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Paint buckets?

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5 Posts
Jan 24, 2013 6:42pm
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That would involve purchasing paint buckets. Haha :P

24 Jan
Eeh yes. If you or your father do,nt have anyone laying around :-)
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89 Posts
Jan 24, 2013 8:05pm
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Couple of water bottles, 500ml or 750ml depending. Or fill with sand or small stones... Good luck!

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Jan 24, 2013 8:30pm
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Resistance bands are great for doing everything you need to work on shoulders arms back triceps

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23 Posts
Jan 24, 2013 8:38pm
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Hahaha this happened to me on monday when my gym was closed and I needed to do some weightlifting sooo I went to my garage and found buckets of paint, gallons of car polisher, packs of soda, a cooler to lay on lol and some chairs for my dips.. so I became creative with my workout and turn out a good one ;) good luck!

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40 Posts
Jan 24, 2013 8:51pm
That's dedication! Awesome!
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45 Posts
Jan 27, 2013 4:43am
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My gym teacher always had us being in 16 oz. cans.

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80 Posts
Jan 27, 2013 7:37am
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Get an empty milk or juice bottle with a handle and fill with sand, dirt or water
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