yeah Doc, that's what I'm saying
I'm making a finer point than can easily be communicate by one vobaularly challenged as me. I think your response, which I generally do not disagree with, was not actually addressing my point, yet, the thread sort of got redefined by that response.
I will try again.
We take without any questions someone who says "I don't have the means to purchase equipment, or pay for gym membership, what can I do"? If it's single mom without time, or old man with a bad back, or one legged jew with herpes, we'll suggest getting a baby sitter, or bringing the kids / doing light work to get the back in shape / and pistols + penicillin. But there is something about saying "I'm broke", that we all go - "oh, well I shouldn't pry, or suggest that this person is just choosing to allocate elsewhere". Now, I'm one of those guys who was reading about inexpensive workouts, as noted, I think its smart to wait until you are consistant and committed, of course. I would bet a larg sum of money that most of those posting on lifting sites saying they don't have the funds, are really saying "I don't want to spend" The downside of this "fib" is that our suggestions are not ideal. I guess, I'd prefer "What can someone do with body weight and a dinner table", we don't need to know your situation. Everyone travles sometimes or wants to get away from the iron now and again, so that topic is useful regardless.
I think it a disservice, sort of, to placate the majority of "broke lifters" and tell them rock lifting and handstand pushups will suffice. It can sure and yes, dedication trumps any $$$$ you throw at this. But, can we question the heart and dedication too? If I say Deadlifts hurt, someone will ask someonr wil suggest I work on it, Can we have just a little just a tad of challenge to the "I'm broke". If you think about it, we have few if any posters who have come and stayed who said "I can't afford weights" and a year later are progressig with dog squats
I'm not blaming the "broke" posters, real or fibbing. I'm blaming those here who are too quick to take them at their word and not give a more realistic outlook. Seriously given weather conditions, progression, a variety of goals, there is a huge advantage to being able or chooseing to allocate a few hundred dollars. Yes it can be done, if you are dedicated and creative, most are not.
ok, this was problaby no better :(