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:
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
Another version demoed by Aussie coach Donna Eddy
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:
Or you might be partial to something like this from the calisthenic kingz
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.