Bodyweight Calisthenics: What You Don’t Know

The following is a Guest Post by Coach Eddie Lomax:

I love .  I think in general are the best place to start a physical ans should remain an integral part of any .  The reason I like them so much is they get real RESULTS people can use to perform, look and feel better.

I love .  I think bodyweight exercises in general are the best place to start a program ans should remain an integral part of any workout program.  The reason I like them so much is they get real RESULTS people can use to perform, look and feel better.

But inevitably I’m asked, “Can you really get great results with bodyweight exercises and calisthenics?”  It’s as if people still don’t believe something as obvious as can get great fat loss, muscle building and fitness improving results.  And frankly, with the fitness community saying you need to buy such-and-such machine or join a gym, I can hardly blame them for their doubts.

But here are some thinks you may or may not know about bodyweight calisthenics…

Here Are 6 Reasons I Love Bodyweight Workouts:

Bodyweight only workouts train your body in natural movement patterns.  Often the challenges of sport, work and life are overcome by your ability to move your own body.  And bodyweight calisthenics train your body to move better in the way it naturally moves.

Bodyweight calisthenics are a perfect starting place.  Apart from the bodybuilding community thinking is about muscle groups, exercise is really about movement.  And there is no better way to start training your body to move better than using your own bodyweight as resistance before adding extra weight.

Any fitness level can benefit.  Regardless of whether you are a complete exercise beginner or elite athlete, there is a challenging program right for you.

Bodyweight exercises can be done anywhere.  You don’t need expensive equipment or even to drive to the local gym.  All you need is the desire, and you can get a great workout that produces great results both inside or out.

Both strength and cardiorespiratory endurance can be trained with only bodyweight exercise and calisthenics.  Imagine doing 15 minutes straight of different exercise and repetitive calisthenics.  All the muscles in your body and your heart and lungs get involved!

Bodyweight workouts are great for burning fat.  You’re not happy with that spare tire around your middle.  You don’t need to go to the gym.  Just get busy using bodyweight exercises to work out at home.

Don’t let the simplicity of bodyweight calisthenics convince you they are ineffective.  If you want to improve fitness, perform better, lose fat and build an attractively muscular body, you have everything you need to get started right now.  Use you own body as your gym and start getting real results. 

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