How To Get Fit Without The Gym – Using Just Your Body Weight
The Top Five Bodyweight Training Exercises
Have you ever taken a moment to sit back and consider how those guys who use monkey bars have abs? They’re monkey bars, how is it possible for people to become ripped using that playground-esque exercise equipment? The answer is bodyweight training exercise, and as this training is almost equipment-free it can be used in any situation; for example, at the gym or in your garage at home. You will be amazed at the effectiveness of these bodyweight exercises for maintaining fitness and muscle.
When entering the gym and each machine or bench is occupied by a stronger, bigger guy; or, arguably worse, the only spot left is opposite the lean guy doing arm curls. You may be tempted to leave in fear of embarrassing yourself. Stop, think about it. You pay the same fees as these men and have a right to use the facilities despite all the gear being used by some knuckleheads. Instead of waiting for a bench to open, find a corner of the gym where you will be able to do some bodyweight exercises. Using this type of workout you will soon see weight loss and muscle toning without the need for benches or dumbbells.
Many people are not aware of the advantages bodyweight training can bring due to the media sensationalizing muscle-bound men holding weights; however, this training uses regression and progression to achieve the same results. A regression move for hanging leg lifts is by using a planking exercise. A progression move would perform the same movement but with a ball held between the feet.
Bench presses are beneficial to weight loss and fitness; however, not all people can complete a traditional bench press because of the pressure it can place on the shoulder. The person may have shoulder issues from previous physical problems making this exercise difficult or their form is bad without correct equipment. Instead, a push-up is an effective alternative as it can be performed using different hand posi… Read more