Majority of people thinks that healthy lifestyle and student’s budget are two contrary terms. In this article, I’m going to prove them wrong. Yeah, you might not be able to have the fanciest training equipment, 1000 dollars-a-piece compression shirts or boxing gloves that were kissed by Mike Tyson personally.
This post is going to be updated regularly. Every time I stumble upon something really worth it, I add it to the list.
|It is entirely possible to live healthy lifestyle and train hard on students budget|
To start lifting you need just gym membership. There are loads, and I mean loads of gyms. Many of them offer unnecessary services such as sauna, pool, pizza (that’s actually a thing in America, look up Planet Fitness). You are in the gym to work hard, to sweat the shit out of you and to get results. No need to jumping into the pool after training, especially while on budget. Look around before committing to one gym, there are probably other gyms with possibly better prices and equipment. As far as equipment goes, gym MUST have BARBELLS, DUMBELLS, BENCH and A HEAVY BAG. Other training equipment such as machines are a great addition, but not a necessity.
If you are not an avid gym goer, just going to the gym and starting with whatever you feel should be good is a BAD idea. A lot of so-called trainers are charging crazy money for a piece of paper with a little bit of common sense. We know better! Download free program that actually works together with boxing and not against it. This workout absolutely works and won’t cost you arm and leg.
Not exactly a mandatory investment, but they REALLY DO HELP with back training. The grip gives up way earlier before back, so without straps, your back development is limited by your wrist strength, which means VERY limited. The alternative method is just to suck it up and train until your grip gives up. After some time grip will be strong enough to see back gains starting to creep in. I would still advise buying straps, they are dirt cheap. Buy on amazon.
Another not so needed investment, but one that can really help you. I personally have so tiny wrists that training with higher weight dumbbels leaves me in pain. The support wraps offer is great, makes it easier to bench press, shoulder press and to do triceps exercises. No reason to not have one pair. Buy on amazon.