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    Unhappy Workout program

    Hi guys!

    I have the summer vacation from uni and i wanted to spend it with my parents cause im a family guy but i really saw some progress in the gym (context: my parents live in a somewhat rural area and there are no gyms) and i am unsure if i should sacrifice 2 months of progress in the gym for 2 months with my family (and also doing some calisthenics or something).

    Couldn't find a specific forum area for this so it's kind of like already decided that i will go home and be away from the gym.

    Do you guys think i should be able to at least retain what i gained or is it impossible? I just have 2x 10kg dumbells and dip bars so i am pretty limited on equipment.

    I may be able to come up with new exercises but i dont really think it is enough for my body which is used to train 6 times a week in a real gym.

    What are your thoughts and what workout plan would you consider if you were in my position?


    I have about 5 months in the gym now, 175 cm tall and 80kg, i can see only the top two abs so i think i am 15%+ bodyfat for sure.
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    What were your recent best numbers with some major lifts, by way of example?

    Personally, I wouldn't recommend throwing away time with your family just to have access to a gym, especially if you don't get to see them much when school's in session.

    Maintenance of strength is - I'm told and can testify to somewhat from experience - significantly less demanding than acquiring it, and even lost strength is regained more quickly than blazing the trail.
    Bench: 320
    Squat: 375
    Deadlift: 495

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    A good rule of thumb is:

    Gains 2-3x a week

    Maintenance at least 1x a week
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    Originally Posted by EliKoehn View Post
    What were your recent best numbers with some major lifts, by way of example?

    Personally, I wouldn't recommend throwing away time with your family just to have access to a gym, especially if you don't get to see them much when school's in session.

    Maintenance of strength is - I'm told and can testify to somewhat from experience - significantly less demanding than acquiring it, and even lost strength is regained more quickly than blazing the trail.
    I don't know specifically what types of exercises you refer to by lifts but i will list some that come to mind.
    I don't do deadlifts or squats. I have an uncle that told me he needs help to move something big and back then i did not know about back posture when u lift.
    And i had back pains, like i got struck with pain when i was running or when i was laughing. Due to that i won't ever try to deadlift or squat.

    Benchpress (flat) - 110lbs (the inclined and declined i use 66lbs for more reps and working other pec parts, but the flat i use for strength and size)
    Bicep curls - 40lbs
    Tricep extensions (at the cable machine and using a bar instead of rope) - 130lbs
    Standing Rows - 75lbs
    Leg press - 165lbs


    Also i got another question, to your surprise i also don't do cardio and i was wondering if i would implement 30 mins of jump rope would it be beneficial?
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