>Tfw too poor to afford weights
>Tfw fill 2 x 4l bottle with sand
>Tfw bottle handles makes knuckles bleed
>Tfw bottles became too light
How do I make ho made weights? Please I'm very poor
attach a new pair bottles to old bottles? Also get one of these to grab the bottles. (the metal thing no idea what its called)
I used to work out at Home Depot
In the building materials section I'd do my squats and dead lifts
Just squat bags of concrete over and over to the cart till failure, then load them back to the display
Also the isles can be used as pull up bars
The place is big enough to jog in as well
Usually behind the store is scrap wood
I would bench 8x8s if they had them
You can get a wrist and forearm workout by using the wrenches in hardware and tightening and loosening bolts on the equipment there
I also lunged the isles with bags of concrete
I did this three times a week before I was banned from Home Depot
I am actually really poor. No car nothing. I leave my house once every 4 months to have fun.
I just goto school other times
I ask neighbors for food often
I only get happy when lifting
If you're really motivated, which it seems you are (given your mcguiver moment with the bottles, which you should definitely post), then keep improvising. A bag of concrete is inexpensive, and making a cast out of some wood for concrete blocks and drilling a hole through a pair and sticking a heavy rod through them and bam, you have your first poverty barbell that you can use to workout your biceps, triceps, shoulders, back, legs, whatever. To increase weight, get chains and wrap one on each side when the weight gets light.
Improvise! Or, a really good way to get a bicep/back workout is weighted chinups. Find a way to put weights on your body (i.e. a backpack or a belt or a dumbbell between your legs), and pound away 3xFailure chinups followed by another set or 2 of pullups. And there you have a bicep/back workout.
I am curious about the bottles, post a picture
been monitoring this thread a bit. Seems you are going about this the wrong way.
Don't try to make new weights. If you are ultra poor just do calisthenic exercises..I've done that type of shit before. For instance, are push ups not working for you? Then put some fucking rocks or any heavy shit on your back.
Do squats and lunges holding rocks. If you want to live dangerously get a really heavy rock and through it around like ti was a medicine ball.
Secure rocks to your legs and walk around.
You think you are poor? How do you think the ancient people worked out? Use what you've got brah.
You have walls. A handstand push-up is pretty much a press.
Put something on your back and do push-ups to bench.
Balance something on your shoulder and squat. Bonus points if there's a place for your head to go through and you can use both shoulders.
Pick something up to deadlift. Flip over furniture that's not yours.
I wouldn't stress too much about the weights. You're not going to get big without a lot of food anyway
Like kettlebells, only a lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot shittier. Shit son you have enough money for fabric and water, but not enough money for concrete.
How much is a gym membership in South Africa. Also, are you next to any major city or out in rural land?
>I also lunged the isles with bags of concrete
I want to believe this is too OG to be pasta
$13.5, or about the price of a smaller, cheaper gym here in the states. Damn, I'd imagine its harder to afford that money in poverty in South Africa. And this
somewhat paints a bleak picture of the current economic situation there. Well shit anon, there has to be somehow you can make money. Are you still in highschool or uni?
Here's a question for ya OP. How in the fuck are you too poor for gym/weights but yet you have a computer with internet, posting on a Bulgarian tuperware convention menagerie?
High school, last year though
Gonna study EE.
Also, I'm scared coz I hear many dropouts
I'll probably find out if she has the disease first?
Am I gonna make it in future guise?
Well you won't make it, unless you figure out a way to increase your lifting weights constantly. Also, you need a lot of food to grow. I mean, unless you have those two, it's gonna be slow and frustrating progress.
Can i ask yousomething about South Africa? Do you fear going outside in Cape Town, or is all the crime delegated to a few select areas?
>go to local university
>sign up for full schedule of classes
>attain student ID
>drop all classes before you have to pay for them
>keep student ID
>use student ID to get into university gym
>do this every semester
>free lifetime gym membership
Yes bro! Don't ever come here!!
When I was 12
2 niggers stole my bike while I was literally outside my house
(Wasn't that poor then)
This is real.
Btw all those stories you here bout SA? They're all true
That's why you do it every semester. It's a university with a fuckload of students and they don't have the time to erase every student that drops classes. Trust me, it works. Mine scans if I renew it every semester.
How am I gonna get money from you anyhow?
bodyweightfag here doing most of these. I'm still relatively small but i've made some snazzy gains and my overall fitness & strength have increased a lot. I also use a KB I got for like $15.
burpees are another fun as fuck staple IMO.
You've got a fucking smartphone, a computer, internet, and a gay necklace. Prioritize your spending because you've got enough to buy weights or at least something you can lift with. You are white a superior to those around you, fucking act like it.
Let me clarify
>Smartphone cost R200 from my friend
>Necklace is my key attached to phone
>Internet is R30 bis(I scavenge for money)
>Computer is old as fuck(when I wasrnt so poor)
Now I feel bad again
Also, scavenge for more money. I'm just not buying into your bullshit about being so lowdown poor. You can buy all of the necessities so sacrifice a little bit, figure out how to solve this exercise problem, and stop blaming it on your lack of resources.
Jesus fuck, I'm feeling a smidge of rage now.
Africa has every resource on Earth. Everything from oil to diamonds to trees to wildlife, and an endless supply of niggers to enslave to harvest them. BUT, oh no, you are just so poor. You have nothing around you at all. Fucking heavy rocks and pieces of wood everywhere and nothing to lift.
Act like an intelligent human being and use the resources around you.
Probably a million people mentioned it already but
>buy a shit load of cement, shit isn't expensive 20-40kgs will do
>buy reinforcement bars, yes the ones they use to build shit, you can buy it all at the same place.
>fill buckets with cement and water, put the bar in the middle, let it dry then repeat.
Bom, your own gym.
get decent buckets, big ones, so you can fill em up later when you start to get bigger.
That's how we get /fit/ in the third world
Maybe you can go full Scottish and just toss trees and rocks?
Seriously though.. if you are THAT poor that you cannot even get a couple if buckets then calisthenics is your thing.. progress to one arm pushups, crank out a fuck tonne of handstand pushups, do assisted pistol squats (eventually unassisted) etc etc until you can get a gym membership.
You don't know my life at all, very judgmental.
Are you even African?
This is all money I has R13.90
Alright. You've convinced me. My recommendation is to give up. You don't have money, you don't know how to make money, you're not willing to figure out how to solve your problems other than asking /fit/ how to solve them - and you continually shoot them down. So, give up.
Don't give us that shit. As a nigger you automatically get preference when you apply for a job. Also, doesn't every business HAVE to have a minimum percentage of black employees now? I have south Africans in my family bro. It isn't as shitty as you are making it out to be.. you need to get a job sooner or later.. either be patient or get some work
13.90 is ~10% from a gym membership. If you're being clothed, have shelter, and food from your parents, then baby you're 3/4th of the way there.
I guess you can always pull a doozy and steal a bike from 2 niggers and pawn it somewhere
Yes, but ARGUABLY a gym membership is much better than a single fucking cement barbell, and worth the sacrifice in scavenging for an extra hour or two to earn the money to renew his membership.
And then when he outgrows his cement barbell, then what? He has to buy more cement, chains, etc. Its not so simple in that he buys the supplies for a single fucking barbell and he's set for 6 months. No, he's going to outgrow that bitch in 2 weeks and then he's scavenging for more money to earn R100 for another bag of concrete.
I generally am racist against when I hire. I just ask all the standard questions.
Will you steal to feed your family
Been to prison
lots of security cameras and a well lit parking lot. Not one has gotten through the job application.
Not necessarily. If you want strength gains, you're going to want to stay at a rep range of 1-5 maybe 1-6, and with a single weight barbell you're going to push past it in 2 weeks, and if you do do your higher reps to compensate, its going to be another week or two and that barbell is now babby weight.
What should be cheaper in the long run, is buying your own weights and bars that can be interchangeable. Or somehow save up ~R500 (you've already got 3% of that) and have a 3 month period of gym membership where you dont have to worry so much about money
There's only so much of this dicking around you can do with a 50-100lb cement barbell. And then he''s stuck with no squat rack, no bench pad, no rack of dumbbels from 2.5 to 200, and no qt3.14 to look at and mentally masturbate to after he's back from the gym.
The gym is the best way, I dont even know why /fit/ is arguing this
Jesus ive read that poverty is severely mentally draining, and you're just making me feel bad as shit. Youll make it bro, you seem dedicated enough (i mean you stayed through a thread of autists and retards judging you and your country and your lack of money). You just need that first step up the ladder with a simple job, and you'll find that the grass is definitely greener on the other side.
Save up for a gym membership, and in the meantime start doing weighted calisthenitcs, weighted dips, weighted pushups, everything weighted, and constantly increase that weight.
Deadlift your mom, for instance
sounds like you are just finishing with noob gains. Most people see noticeable gains from like month 3 to 4 and then it becomes harder and harder to make noticeable gains. No matter what kind of lifting equipment you have. Are you Zeph?
I don't give a fuck bout what you bitching bout.
You are on your own computer, browsing the fucking internet, posting pictures from your smartphone, and talking about your overweight mom.
You have the fucking resources and instead of using them you are on here pissing and moaning like a bitch.
Like I said earlier, give up. Do us all a favor and give up so all of us extremely wealthy people that don't work for our money or make use of the things around us won't have to be interrupted by your faggot ass whining.
What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I?ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the USAPL, and I?ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Cross-fit, and I have over 300 confirmed curls. I am trained in benchpress warfare and I?m the best in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another neckbeard. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which have never been seen before in Planet Fitness, mark my fuckin words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of curlbros across the US and your location is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You?re fucking weak, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can lift you in over 700 ways, and that?s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the IFBB and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little ?clever? comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn?t, you didn?t, and now you?re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You?re fuckin DYEL, skeleton.
Now listen here faggot
OP is poor and atleast he is asking for help because he wants to get ripped despite struggling
You on the other hand are a spoil ugly neckbeard faggot that has money, goes to the gym once a month and thinks he's the next fucking zyzz
Go fuck yourself
Didn't you say you were a nigger with some white ancestors?
Somethings better than nothing. And so far op will be doing nothing unless one of us buys him a years membership and that will definitely not be me
You fucking faggot enabler.
At what point is he going to say, "Oh. You're right. I should find a way to earn more money so I kind find a way out of my current predicament."
He's another fucking bitch that's on /fit/ to bitch. He shuts down every solution with, "Oh poor me I'm so poor and nobody on /fit/ knows what it's like to be poor booh fuckin hooh hooh."
OP is full of excuses and he should put them into a bucket a squat them.
Fuck this guy.
>not know what a carabiner is
The only person bitching here is you, and why the fuck are you so butthurt. You won't know how it feels to be poor clearly your bragging about going to gym. So don't judge OP unless you're as poor as him
Wait, just fucking wait.
Are you saying that your plan is to get a job so you can earn money?
After all of the bullshit in this thread, that's your solution?
Oh my god. I was born with millions of dollars in my diaper and have never had to work for anything I have, but you are going to do something that's never been done before and actually work for what you have?
You are brave OP. You are brave indeed.
Because everyone is acting like he's living in fucking Antarctica.
I've been to South Africa and it isn't Mars.
There's gyms and stores and jobs and shit everywhere to lift with. And he's WHITE, which really does make a huge difference there. He's just another lazy faggot that's justifying his limits instead of looking at what he could gain if he actually applied himself to solving his problems.
Like I said earlier. Give up. Your life is so much more horrible than anyone else that has ever lived.
Close your laptop, recharge your smartphone, tuck your overweight mom into bed and kiss her goodnight, and give up. You poor soul that knows pain that none of us ever have or ever will suffer.
Just give up.
OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Listen you nigger, I actually have south africans in my family.. got it? I know how shit the country is... It's horrible! But it certainly isn't a barren waste land... you need to be innovative if you think you are too good for calisthenics.
You are definitely confirmed for being a nigger.
Hey man, I'm not the one making excuses here
Oh boo-fucking-hoo!!!! I'm a south african so I am doomed to never gonna make it!!!!
With that attitude, you have already failed.. just give up.. maybe one of your nigger witch doctors can do a voodoo dance for you and make you swole.. hey, it's got more of a chance of working than sitting around on your black ass all day thinking up excuses as to why you wo the make it
I hope you realise what a dumb cunt you are being... you claim to have European ancestors. FUCKING ACT LIKE IT!!!.
Your ancestors conquered Africa.. you can't even figure out how to get a decent work out
Yeah buddy, being white DOES make a big fucking difference.
Only problem is, if you end up on the poor side, your white ass is staying there!
Mpumalanga here. about 120Km from jozi.
Hou net so aan man, baie van ons sukkel met geldsake, en die lewe kan 'n mens hard laat afkak maar jy moet sterk bly.
Hoe harder dit word, hoe sterker kom jy uit ann die ander kant.
Ek het ook kakarm grootgeword, skool gelos, in die tronk beland.
Nous ek onder huis-arres, ek het die rook en drank gelos, en werk op my liggaam.
Maak 'n plan, hoe moeliker dit is, hoe harder baklei jy terug. Dit is al manier om die geharde bliksem te word wat jy kan word.
>were all gonna make it, brah.
here you go, check out ross' stuff. He's a king.
man this thread was entertaining. Thanks OP, your the best, if you lived in melbourne I'd let you use my weights.
Ek weet, maar 'n mens moet 'n dik vel het hier rond.
dis nie soos oorsee hier rond nie, maar ek glo dit kan ons net sterker maak.
ten minste hoef ons nie bekommerd te wees van "Mc'Donalds" die "die basement" nie. ons het nie daardie kak hier nie!
ek dink die liggamsgewig-oefininge sal beste uitwerk.
ek gaan ook probeer om dit te doen, ek ken nie een ou wat 'n one-handed pullup kan doen nie.
ook, goeie onderwerp vir die thread, ons armgatte het al die inligting nodig wat ons kan kry.
Jist fuck off god dammit. People ĺike you are so frustrating? Did you atleast read the thread? Op wasn't begging for moneyor anything he was only looking for advices. And even then you're too stupid to realise that getting a job may be his plan but he's still in high school so hehas to wait before having the possibility to get this job at uni. And gof fucking fuck yourself for encouraging him to give up. You Should feel like a bag of shit. When someone tries to make changes you go there and try to make him give up. I bet you're the dude that goes to the gym to laugh at fat people trying to change.
Seriously consider killing yourself and all your family because of the shit stain they created.
i said african, let me clarify what i mean.
i mean MOST threads are started and contain primarily by persons residing in america / europe.
this thread is legit in that:
>started by someone in africa
>an legitimately african topic (shit im poor, wat do?)
this is a nice little change from the usual, really entertaining.
>inb4 >implying there should be more of these threads