Using your bodyweight as the resistance in training is one of the most important tools.
I like barbells. I love kettlebells.
But if I had to pick one and only one tool it would be my own bodyweight.
You can build just about everything you need with it.
And a great looking body.
Now don’t get me wrong other tools are great and unless you’re always on the road and can’t travel with much you do have options with tools.
But that brings up another benefit. Anywhere and anytime with no equipment (except some sort of bar for hanging exercises).
You tend to get better in tune with your body then with many other tools and exercises, at least in my experience, although this largely has to do with your intention and mind WHEN doing the exercises.
But bodyweight exercises do have some drawbacks. I explain those here.
In fact, I rarely see anyone, let alone those who tout bodyweight exercises as the Holy Grail of training, make mention of this one fact.
And then there is the matter of progression. Its hard enough for most people to understand when you’re talking about weights, but bodyweight exercises can make it even trickier.
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P.S. If I had one training tool it would be bodyweight exercises and if I had only four exercises they would be these FOUR…