Bodyweight training, the next big thing

So this is definitely no gimmick.   Due to a number of factors like binding gym contracts and the growing popularity of bootcamp exercises bodyweight training is now becoming more and more popular, especially when you have people like Zuzannah demonstrating them on Bodyrock TV

Working with our own bodyweight means that we become relatively strong managing our own bodyweight, we enhance core strength and encourage greater mobility as we are no longer so restricted to specific angles and directions.  On that note, I do believe that circular strength straining has the best array of bodyweight exercises.  Others seem to be so last year with nothing much more than burpees and press-ups.  Look at how our Singapore friend demonstrates some of the exercises from Circular Strength Training:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJO-nUueZqY

These are the best moves because they are circular movements.  Look at all your joints and you’ll find that they articulate some sort of circular movement.  Scott Sonnon’s aim behind our training system is to restore the movement we had as kids.  The foundation to our system is the FLOWFIT the progressions for which are demoed again by our singapore colleague

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U_mmNmNBwA

Another version demoed by Aussie coach Donna Eddy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPn4XDSSREU

The more advanced bodyweight exericses involve holds, hand-balances, pull-ups, muscle-ups etc.  A great rundown of this, known as ‘bodyweight isometrics’ is provided in the following article which for some reason is only opening on mobiles:

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/bodyweight_isometrics_for_improved_strength

Or you might be partial to something like this from the calisthenic kingz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9QeitaeBrY

Bodyweight training enhances one’s athletic fitness, the type of fitness which doesn’t get lost very easily.  The type of fitness that keeps a person lean.  It’s almost like your body now knows it has to stay lean because of what you have conditioned it for, dynamic movement and agility.

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3 thoughts on “Bodyweight training, the next big thing

  1. PS.. Zuzana is no longer on Bodyrock.tv. she has her own youtube, instagram, fb under ZuzkaLight.
    PPS. love bodyweight exercises!!!

  2. Pingback: Top 5 Home-Workout Systems: #1 Bodyweight « sbfitnessblog

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