I wanted to put together a solid post about bodyweight training.
Many people don’t realize the benefits of bodyweight training because every magazine you see, there are dudes in the gym hitting weights.
With all training, there is a regression and progression to every exercise. For example a regression for hanging leg lifts is performing a plank. The progression would performing the movement with a med ball between your feet.
Another example would be a bench press. Many people can’t do a conventional bench press because of existing shoulder issues, their form is bad or they just don’t have access to the equipment.
Push-ups are a great alternative. Not only can you perform push-ups with various hand positions but you can also do them from an elevated surface extending the range of motion for the shoulders and engage more muscle fibers.
Bodyweight Training Benefits:
- versatile, many different variations
- can be done anywhere
- improves movement
- improves relative strength
- can improve reactive strength
Here Are My Top 5 Bodyweight Movements
Which ones did I miss? Leave a comments with your favorites!