Mix In Some Bodyweight Exercise

 

We get it. Not everyone is a gym rat or has a home gym. You have a full schedule and perhaps limited resources. But you still want to get in shape, or stay in shape without it getting complicated. Bodyweight exercise is a great [and simple] way for you to get your workout in, even with all the other stuff you have going on. Bodyweight movements are great for seeing progress in strength, flexibility, and overall health. If you're still not convinced, here are our top reasons to add bodyweight training to your repertoire.

No Excuses. Probably the most notable thing about bodyweight training is that it eliminates so many of the common excuses you may have to not train. No gym membership needed, no equipment to buy, no travel time. Just you and your body doing it's thang.

Efficiency. Because you aren't using any equipment, you can get a lot of work done and move quickly from one exercise to the next. Fast transition times mean maintaining higher heart rates and intensity and getting more work done in a shorter amount of time. Boom.

Afterburn. Higher intensity workouts continue using your body's fuel stores beyond the time you are actually moving. Unlike long duration, slow paced aerobic work, after intense workouts, your body will continue to use energy for up to hours after your training, allowing you to achieve the same energy output as a long duration, slow paced workout in far less time.

Indoor/Outdoor. Because you don't need any equipment, you can take your workout outside to a local park, your basement, or your hotel room or the beach when you travel.

Mix It Up. There is so much you can do with just your body, you can get very creative with the structure of your workouts. We had a ton of fun designing the 4 Week Online Bodyweight Program for this exact reason.

Challenge. Typically, bodyweight training is challenging no matter your fitness level. This does depend on how hard you are going (rate of perceived exertion), but generally speaking, bodyweight movements performed in the right way with the right volume are challenging for anyone.

Results. The thing you all wanna hear. Bodyweight exercise usually involves compound movements (multiple joints and muscles being used at once). Compound exercises like push ups and lunges have proven to be very effective in gaining strength and overall performance.

We'd like to note here that throwing together some bodyweight movements on your own may not be the safest or smartest thing to do. We believe in working with a coach to ensure you are performing movements properly and have a program that is designed with some intention so that you aren't just dicking around spinning your wheels doing random workouts. We don't want to waste your precious time!

If you're looking for a new workout program with the added accountability of access to a coach, and you don't have access to a gym or equipment, or travel often for work, we've got you covered. Check out our 4 Week Online Bodyweight Training Program and get started as early as Monday, October 3rd!

 




Sydney Guevremont
Sydney Guevremont

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