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How to do Plyo moves in small dorm-room setting?
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I've been thinking about my soon-to-come return to my college dorm room, and while finishing up Plyometrics today it got me thinking: How am I going to modify these moves (like Monster Tires, for example) so that I can do them in a small dorm room setting. I have a single this year, which means even LESS room to do moves that require lateral movement. How can I possibly modify???

Thank you so much!

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RE: How to do Plyo moves in small dorm-room setting?
8/16/11 12:49 PM as a reply to hilldill22.
There is this workout on Tony Horton One-on-One that is called UML which he does in a hotel room in Colorado. That would be a great place to start. Your other option is to do the moves stationary in place or find somewhere, like a gym, to do your exercises.

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8/17/11 5:05 AM as a reply to hilldill22.
I have done this so no worries, Masteraudio is here...LOL. When it comes to Monster tires..really they are just high knees. You could run in place with high knees (make sure your knees go over your waist) and increase the intensity and speed since you will be stationary. The most important thing is that you work. The rough day is going to be legs and back since some of the leg exercises require to move as well. What I did was move around my bed. So step in one direction in front of my bed and this the other leg step by the side of the bed making an L shape. This gave me enough room. Hope it helps...let me know if you have anything else I can save the day on.emoticon

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8/25/11 11:53 AM as a reply to TomorrowsBody.
Great ideas! I'd love to know what other space modifications Team Beachbody members are making to make your workouts happen in small spaces!
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9/9/11 6:47 AM as a reply to hilldill22.
I think when you get there you will realize that it is not a problem. I used to do my workouts in my bed room space which was about 3 feet by 6 (not a whole lot of extra space). On some of the moves I would end up side stepping to be able to do the other side or go part way into the bathroom. Believe it or not but things like the alternating side lunge can be done in only three feet but you have to pop over to the other wall to do the other side.

Right now we live in an English house which is very small and we have huge American furniture which leaves a space about 6 by 10 and both my hubby and I do plyo at the same time. You just have to leave the middle area open and work around your space. we have to do our wall squats on a closed door cause there is no space.

Important to remember nobody said that you had to workout facing the screen the whole time, no one said the screen had to be straight in front of you and believe it or not you don't have to keep eye contact with Tony or ShaunT or Chalene or any body while doing your stuff:-)

Have a great time in College!
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9/9/11 10:37 AM as a reply to SuperTanya.
i did all P90X in the smallest room ever. Althoug for Plyo, i was going outside. Maybe you can do that too (put the dvd on your laptop) ?
You sometimes have to modify and turn around for every leg instead of turning every 2. Kenpo is also fun to modify, with the kicks going over the bed... I definitely had to get creative, but it is feasible.
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9/9/11 10:56 AM as a reply to hilldill22.
I do my workouts in a space that has clear floor room about 4' wide x 7' long and it works pretty well for Plyo. On the lunge sequence I go around the corner of the bed, as I do also for the jumping over the river sequence. For Tires and Football Hero and Frog jumps I have plenty of room but I go more sideways than forwards.
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9/9/11 6:06 PM as a reply to hilldill22.
I never thought I would have enough room. What I did is just prope the bed on its side against the wall and did the workout in the available space
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9/9/11 10:01 PM as a reply to COACHDENNIS2408.
This discussion got me thinking. I live in an RV, so I have similar issues. I am still working on P90, so I haven't graduated to P90X yet, but that will come around January. My space is about 3' by 9' (long and skinny), with the television by the ceiling (a little crick in your neck, but it works) I have no problem doing the two lunges in a row in P90. I have a little bit of extra space right underneath the television where the door is.

Will I have enough room to graduate to P90X? I would take it outside, but I'll be in Maryland in January and that just sounds a little chilly... So, those who have done it in tight spaces, is P90X still an option for me?
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9/10/11 8:42 AM as a reply to hilldill22.
I would go outside. After a couple months of P90X, I got too proficient at plyo as it is, so I ran a mile and a half (6-7mph), did all the moves outside Tabata style with a timer (there's only twenty eight minutes of actual plyometrics!), then ran back home. It's a solid hour workout, you could do it on grass, you could bicycle to your chosen spot, you could push yourself in the fifteen minutes before and after the jump training or you could use it as an easy warmup and cooldown. I love Plyo X, but doing it independently of the video is simply a better workout.
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9/10/11 2:20 PM as a reply to hilldill22.
I was in the same boat but like all the others have said, you just gotta get creative. A lot of moves where you would normally be moving (e.g. lunges) just perform stationary. You don't HAVE to move in most exercises, it's just preferred. I managed to complete Insanity and The Asylum in a bedroom that only allowed for pushups and situps and other calisthenics of the like. I threw my chair up my bed, I mounted my tv on the wall, I packed all my shoes/clothes and crap in the closet and went to town. It's not as bad as you think, just gotta make do with what you have. Do not be afraid to modify. ;)
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RE: How to do Plyo moves in small dorm-room setting?
9/10/11 7:45 PM as a reply to hilldill22.
If you are able to "Loft" you might be able to arrange furniture so that it can be moved, stacked, folded, or leaned out of the way. As you are experienced and hopefully feeling proficient and proud of your abilities, you might want to stop your door and do things like lunges and tires in the hall - who knows, you might inspire a few others to do the same! Good luck!
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RE: How to do Plyo moves in small dorm-room setting?
9/12/11 10:50 AM as a reply to hilldill22.
I have the same problem with my 10x10 room that is crowded with a chair, treadmill, shelves, and other things. I have a very narrow area to work with and the the path does not allow me to face the tv. So, I purchased a large wall mirror, so that I can at least keep an eye out for me and the tv.
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