Category: Bodyweight Muscle

Can very high rep bodyweight squats grow the lower body?

Question: I’m considering quitting the gym because my joints are just getting destroyed, even when using perfect form. Always when I try to replace and exercise with something else, it brings a new problem with it. I.e. I’ve had to completely stop barbell squats because it…

Bodyweight Static Hold Exercises

Question: At what times to static exercises become strength, hypertrophy, or endurance? For example, would holding L sits for 3 sets for 30 seconds be considered strength? What if I could do 90 seconds, would it then be endurance? Just wondering what the times are since…

Dips and Pullups for Mass

Question: Need to simplify things to its core due to time constraints (working 12 hours a day, 13 hrs if including travelling time). Been doing weighted dips, weighted pushups, and weighted pull ups 3x per week on alternate days. I run 5 km on rest days…

Does TRX Build Muscle Mass?

Question: My gym just got TRX and I loved all the core exercises I was able to do. Howewer, I’m still puzzled as if it counts as body weight training or what? Is it possible to get some decent muscle gains or am I just training…

How to Build Muscle with Bodyweight Training

Mike Thiga is the author of “The Muscle Experiment,” a bodyweight-only muscle building workout program. I caught up with Mike to ask him  a few questions about his eBook, and about muscle building in general. I learned a great deal from talking to Mike, and I’m…

Bodyweight Training to Failure

Training to failure with bodyweight movements is a lot different than training to failure with free weights. Doing pullups and pushups to failure on a set, resting for about a minute or two, then doing another set is a legitimate method of packing on lean muscle…

Basketball Strength Training without Weights

Strength training for Basketball is about one thing: improving your game. I’ve seen lots of complicated resistance training workouts involves weights, kettlebells, medicine balls, etc. However, what most people don’t realize is that a Basketball player’s biggest strength is how fast he or she can move.…

Build Huge Mass with Bodyweight Exercises using Time/Volume Training

Time/Volume training is one of the many techniques that Nick Nilsson uses in his arsenal of muscle building workouts. Here is a guest post from Nick Nilsson on how you can use this Time/Volume training to get huge with bodyweight exercises: Time/Volume Training – A Program For…