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casserole dishes, textbooks,water jugs, and many other things can replace holding weights if you don't have them.

- Submitted by DAMNGIRL 3/25/2010 in Around The House | 14 Comments
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KIMI411 12/14/2010 10:37:00 AM

    I keep my stomach muscles tense throughout the day, while driving, walking, vacuuming (great exercise)... you can literally be doing crunches all the time... While watching tv, just do mini leg lifts that no one really notices (secret work outs emoticon
LDSLADYDI 2/13/2011 2:38:00 PM

    Great idea! It can be done during tv time reclaiming those hours!
KAUAI-CAROLANN 4/17/2010 6:52:00 PM

    Couple well sealed bags of rice do the trick!
PUFFPASTRY 5/24/2011 4:31:00 AM

Start lifting one baby with both hands, and as your strength increases, hold a baby in EACH hand. Borrow neighborhood babies of different sizes to create a full set of weights.
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PONYTROT 2/20/2011 11:21:00 PM

    a broomstick or sponge mop handle can be a great tool simulating a resistance/pull-down tool.
BSTELLING 11/8/2010 8:58:00 AM

    Bought some bottle water with smallish 'waists' for my sister in the hospital to use for weights while recuperating. She loved it.
PROPMAN1 10/22/2010 3:57:00 PM

    Have used cans, gallon milk jugs, water bottles but never a casserole dish. My luck - it would land on the floor in approximately 1,000 pieces. Peace. emoticon
GREENSHADE 4/10/2010 12:15:00 PM

    I'm trying to learn how to make cooking, housework, etc. more of a cardio or strength workout. It's a multitasking world, don't ya know!
VAPERCHICK 4/7/2010 4:22:00 PM

    casserole dishes full of brownies

SHEPHERDESS2 3/30/2010 12:39:00 AM

    I will not be using casserole dishes - I'd be afraid I'd drop and break them
GENEVIEVE135 3/29/2010 10:33:00 AM

    hahaha--cassarole dishes--i would be thinking about food during my whole workout----lol
JAGH2009 3/26/2010 12:22:00 PM

BARB827 3/25/2010 4:55:00 PM

LEROYJL 3/25/2010 3:26:00 PM


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