MistyTiger wrote:I have thought about getting a kettle bell too. It is good to train the arms and core.https://archive.org/details/ConvictCond ... 1/mode/2up
As an undergrad, I would go to the gym around 6am and do some weightlifting. It was the quietest time at the gym and few guys would be around to gawk at me. Very few girls pumped iron. Most of them preferred treadmills, ellipticals, bikes or the leg lift machine. I did not care. I prefer pushups and planks these days because I am lifting my own weight, rather than light dumb bells. I never lifted those 100lb weights, but when I do pushups I am lifting over 100 pounds.
Apparently convict conditioning is on Archive.org.
I quite recommend this book, and I don't want to be a spoiler, so I will say no more.
I really like the system of progressive exercises. It uses 6 core exercises, pushups, pullups, ab work, squats, bridges, and handstand pushups. Every one of these is broken down in 10 steps, from the most basic to the most extreme. The book isn't a be all end all on these sorts of exercises, but it is a great primer. I once used this book to rehab my knee, after a skateboarding injury.