25 Bodyweight Exercises to All Muscle in Your BodySeptember 18, 2020
“Use your body to improve your body.” – Something some zen master said at some point probably Bodyweight training means doing any exercise that leverages your own bodyweight to build strength and muscle, burn fat, and become more resilient. Now, you might think that’s just basic stuff like push-ups and squats. Those things ARE bodyweight movements, and absolutely crucial to building a healthy foundation.
Hidden in plain sight however, your own body’s weight is actually a complete training system waiting to be used. You can also use a bodyweight workout to build a foundational strength before you move to barbell workouts, or mix in some bodyweight training to complement your yoga/swimming/running/dancing/international jewel thievery. Today, we’ll take you through exactly how to get started.
The best part: since bodyweight training scales in difficulty and has plenty of variety, it truly can be used from Level 1 to Level 50.
Your body is a complex piece of machinery that has been fine-tuned over thousands of generations. Think of yourself as Human Ver. 100000000.0.0.1. We’ve been doing “bodyweight training” as a species since our days as cavemen and cavewomen – except back then it wasn’t called training, it was called “life” and there was no spandex:
Sitting in a deep squat around a campfire with our tribe.
Crawling under and over things as we encountered obstacles in nature.
Pulling ourselves up into a tree or over a cliff to escape danger.
Pushing ourselves up onto a ledge or platform to get a better view.
Swinging from vine to vine as King of the Jungle.
🍎Frank Medrano https://www.instagram.com/frank_medrano/