“Will, if I just had this piece of exercise equipment I would start working out” or “Will, I can’t afford a gym membership right now” are common comments I get.

People often say if they only had X they’d start an exercise program. In this vid I cover no cost (no excuse!) options for exercise.

  1. Carlos 11 years ago

    I agree with you Will, I built my own home gym out of wood and won every major drug-free bodybuilding championship back in the 1980’s including the World Championships.
    The evidence of desire is the pursuit.

  2. Matthew Kasik 11 years ago

    Loved the video regarding working out “on the cheap”. Will definitely have to give the up-and-down-the-stairs-with-whatever-you’ve-got approach a try. Now as for pushing my car around a parking lot? I don’t know who’d enjoy that more: me or that establishment’s patrons. Dinner and a show, I suppose.

  3. Karen 11 years ago

    Every word is true! If you really want to see results you’ll find a way to make it happen!
    When I was (many moons ago) training to go through the testing required or police admission, I build a saw horse to jump over using 2×4’s and as Will stated, I purchases a couple of bags of sand to create push and pull weights over a tree with a rope. Also, I took an old pair mechanics overalls (purchased from a thrift store) and filled it with sand and duct tape the arms and legs. I dragged that thing around the yard at 150lbs. Talk about a work out. Needless to say, I made it on my first testing and 13 years later, still loving the job!
    Good job Will.

    • Author
      Will Brink 11 years ago

      And the way you trained translates well into work related movement patterns (like dragging an injured person) that no squat or bench press can adequately mimic. Good job! What PD are you with?

      • Karen 11 years ago

        Exactly. I’m with the Ontario Provincial Police (Canada). Few women get through the
        physical test as the push and pull test is a lot of upper strength but you need the leg technique to hold the pull while you move side to side.
        I pride myself on keeping up my physical side of the job. I have passed my yearly (non-manditory) fitness test every year. At 45, I can still hold my ground and cover my partners back.

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          Will Brink 11 years ago

          Did you see my recent article in Police Magazine I linked on my page here?
          I do seminars for LE fairly often.

          • Karen 11 years ago

            Hi Will,
            Looking for the article link on this page.
            I don’t see it but I may be looking in the wrong area.
            Let me know. I may have some suggestions to get your
            material into our library that services over 5000 members. Possible
            option through our in service training area.

  4. mark grove 11 years ago

    I’ve been waiting for a while for you to do a video like this Will!! I still think most people will find excuses not to workout or eat properly. Myself, for the last 15 years I’ve been doing bodyweight only workouts. I’m 50 now and heavy weights just kill the joints no matter how nutritiously I eat. I’m not trying to complain. I just found a better way.
    I do pushups, dips, pullups—and bodyweight exercises for my ham’s, quads and calves. I even turn housework into a workout. Not just exercise can be a workout. Housework can be. And it’s therapeutic as well. Guys, If you aren’t going to workout with weights or even bodyweight exercises, olease include daily physical activity like walking, biking and housework. Include stretching in that mix and proper nutrition. Not perfect nutrition. Sorry about being long winded here Will. Great vid. Thank you Will!!

    • Author
      Will Brink 11 years ago

      Glad you enjoyed it Mark !

  5. Pat 11 years ago

    We used to have a saying in our gym that “peoples success in the gym is inversely proportional to the amount equipment it has”.

  6. dave 11 years ago

    Summer time when schools out or anyplace that has a playground will get you a great workout and its all free.

  7. martha dempsey 11 years ago

    Hello Will. I’m glad to have found your blog and youtube page. Thanks for this simple yet incredible way to really make a difference in fitness…. I’m starting today!!!

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