Friday, March 21, 2014

Gym Free Journal Review and Giveaway

I recently was sent the Gym Free Journal: Bodyweight Workouts for Getting Ripped.

It appeals to for several reasons:
  • I don't belong to a gym, all my workouts are done at home
  • since I work out at home I have minimal equipment
  • who doesn't want to be ripped?
The book goes through the basic consult your doctor, don't get injured, nutrition components, and major muscles.  It gives a brief overview on how to use the book and then on page 30 launches into the journal part. 

The journal part has you working out on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday although I certainly think that could be modified to fit any schedule as needed.  Each day you are supposed to work out it gives a workout to be completed and a journal page to write down meals and snacks for the day as well as make notes about how the workout went.




Off days are just a blank journal page and a meal page.

The moves from the workouts are all described in the back of the body. The only equipment needed to do the workouts are a pull up bar and a medicine ball., although a light weight could be used in place of the medicine ball.

It's very structured.  If you need/like./want a structured plan this is great.

How I am using the book.  I am not following the plan, it doesn't include running. I also hate to write in books, so I keep a journal of all my workouts.  I tend to have a pretty unstructured workout plan, but I do strength workouts at least three times a week and I have used quite a few of these workouts.  I used them both as described or I turn them into interval type workouts.

I do think it is a great addition to my library and will continue to use it for the workouts.

If you want a better look inside the book, you can check it out here on Amazon, you can see it much better than my pictures.

The publishers are offering to give a copy of the book away to one of my readers, so if this interests you go ahead and enter my giveaway!


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17 comments:

  1. I work out in my dining room on a treadmill, after work in the school library, gym, or on the track, and on the gravel roads near our home. I don't enjoy the treadmill much but to appreciate that it is available when I need it. I love working out at the school because my friends and coworkers work out with me. But most of all I love running on our gravel roads.

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  2. I workout at home most of the time. Going to the gym is just too cumbersome and if I don't do it at home, it likely won't get done. This would be FABULOUS!!

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  3. WHEN I work out at, it is at home. I'm terrible about being consistent with anything other than running or mountain biking.

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  4. I go to a little gym it has a treadmill, elliptical, weights and dvd. I can do a lot of the stuff I do there at home. I have an elliptical, bowflex, weight bench but I love seeing other people and it helps me get motivated.

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  5. I like to workout outside and at home. I work at a gym but never workout there as much as I should!

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  6. This is pretty timely b/c my post today is all about working out from home!

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  7. I workout at home a lot so this is great!

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  8. I workout at home so this would be great for me. My current workouts are very unstructured and just whatever I feel like doing for the day.

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  9. Work out at home or at my neighbourhood gym. New workout ideas would be aprreciated

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  10. I workout at home, this would really help give me new ideas and keep me on track!

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  11. Lots of the time I work out at home including yoga each morning. I would love this journal! Thanks for the chance.

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  12. I keep some notes on my Garmin connect page, I guess that's my journal :) You are pretty ripped! I am still trying to get my nerve up to try that yoga pose on your fore arms you shared. lol

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  13. I workout at home, and I'm always looking for ways to mix it up!

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  14. I workout at home. I need accountability to keep home workouts a part of my routine.

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  15. I workout at home, at the gym, and outdoors. Would love to have a better way of tracking strength workouts.

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  16. I usually work out at my Y, but every now and then due to kid illness I have to do weights at home. This book would be perfect!

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  17. I work out at home because of the convenience.

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