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Building Arm Muscle Using Own Bodyweight?

I am a guy, I never have time for the gym and I'd like to workout my arms at home. Short of getting dumbells, are there good exercises that I can do to accomplish this? My biceps are my top priority, but I do also want to work the whole arm.


Wed. May 10, 1:37pm

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you sound hot. LOL!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 1:43 PM

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gee thanks, got any advice on how to bulk up my not hot arms?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 1:44 PM

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Google up Plyometric exercises, and good old calistenics. Dips are great and no need for dumbbells. Shadow boxing works too. I also like 'imaginary' speed bag.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 2:03 PM

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Chest push-up standing up are good for the chest and arms.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 2:08 PM

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Getting resitance bands are also a good idea because you can do as much or as little as you want.

A good way of building those arms is the Navy Seal training program. You can go to the link below. One of my guy friends did it, and his arms are pretty sweet. Just cut out the running, but the swimming is kind of key, not as much as the consistant push ups though.

Also doing 3 kinds of push ups are also good... one where your hands are way wider then your body... one kind where they are right beside eachother.. and one where they are facing eachother (hands) finger tips to finger tips. Also dips on chairs are awesome too.. good for the Tri and the bi is always worked no matter what! In addition you can go to a local park and do chin ups on the bars they have! I see tons of guys at my local park doing tha!

Hope that helps a little more then saying you're hot lol which I'm sure you are and will be with these arms!! Best of luck!


Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 2:25 PM

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thanks for the link to the Navy Seals, that is a great reality check. I just finished my first set of 4 reps on push ups and sit ups. Feels good!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 3:35 PM

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eh? 3:35 PM poster - I hope you're not a guy - I'm a girl and i do 30 real, not girly 'on the knees' pushups per set

Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 3:41 PM

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I did 4 sets of 15. Tommorrow I'll do sets of 20 and go from there. I'm pretty psyched because six months ago I was 20 pounds heavier, smoked a ton, felt like crap. I have gotten my act together bit by bit and I am just getting going on the muscle part. So, yeah, thanks for the kind and encouraging words ;)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 3:44 PM

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I don't have gym access either. I do a variety of push ups -- try them on your finger tips or with your hands forming a diamond (with your index fingers and thumbs touching) if you want something really hard. Dips are also good. All you need is a chair to do them off of. You just have to get a bit creative, but there are pleanty of exercises you can do.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 3:45 PM

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ok 3:41 poster, I did another set of 25 just for good measure. peer pressure!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 3:47 PM

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