Okay, so we’ve all heard that to get a great body you need to go to the gym and lift weights. However you don’t have to lift weights or go to a gym to get a great body at all, you can build an amazing physique with nothing but body-weight exercises.
The problem most of the time when people think of body-weight training, is it’s just in the same plane old sit-ups, crunches and some squats. If that were the case I could understand the idea of it being impossible to get ripped without weight-training.
The truth is, body-weight training involves so much more, training with your body is actually one of the best forms of exercise you can do. Just for the record here, I’m not saying weight-training with dumbbells and barbells is bad because I don’t believe that for one second. I’m not one of those people who says there is only one way to do things, because we can all use different paths to reach the same destination and if you want to get ripped, body-weight training could be your route and solution to getting there.
You see body-weight training when done right can rapidly transform the way you look and perform. A few examples of this are gymnasts, these guys are in unbelievable shape, if you have ever seen a gymnast perform on the rings, they look amazing and even a lot of boxers still only train using their body and get fantastic results.
If you’ve tried it before and thought you didn’t get results, it’s probably nothing to do with the fact you were only training with your body-weight. It was much more likely you didn’t have a well thought-out training plan. One that evolved and changed to keep you adapting and getting results month after month because lets face it, just doing some press ups and sit ups every-night is not going to cut it.
However, if you want to get great abs and see why body-weight literally rocks, then you need to start working a bit harder, using just body-weight works and it works ridiculously well, when done right.
To get it right, you’ve got to take it to the next level, you can’t expect to do what you’ve always done, because you will just get what you’ve always got. The reason body-weight programs can work, is because the workouts can be brutal and the exercises can be very hard-core.
Instead of just doing a few sit-ups at home like the average program, you need to be using body-weight training the way it’s meant to be done, with intensity. You need to be working on some very tough exercises such as muscle ups, front levers, back levers, rope climbs, to pistol squats and handstand press ups. If you focus on movements like this, you will see big changes, however because body-weight training is tough, it’s important to take your time with the progressions from one movement to another and to be patient, great results don’t come overnight.
Source by Ollie Chapman