How to start body weight training?


Body weight training is the type of training when an individual lifts their own body against gravity. Usually, it does not require free weights or machines. Exercises are pull ups, push ups, sit ups, squats, lunges and many others that require you to lift your own weight and create resistance. This type of training uses simplicity, minimalism and utilize skills such as pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, twisting, balancing and dynamic moves. It translates easily to the real-world situations and our basic movement patterns.

One of the most significant advantages of the body weight training is that you will avoid many muscle imbalances and injuries. Bodyweight training makes your body more symmetrical and balanced. It also makes daily tasks easier to do; for example, picking up something on the ground.My advice, do the body squat as well as you can and then go to the gym. I have seen so many gym goers squatting with a barbell but cannot do even one proper body squat.

Our body is designed to move as one and by working multiple muscle groups at the same time.However, isolation barbell and dumbbells exercise performed in a gym not helping to perform your daily task.If we look at the typical gym goer, we could typically notice muscle imbalances, chicken legs, massive biceps, underdeveloped back and overdeveloped chest.The dirty gym bulking does not make you more functional in life. In the long term, it can be very counterproductive, expensive and unhealthy.

By doing bodyweight functional training, you will develop an aesthetic, beautiful, lean, simple, healthy and cheap body type. More important, it will help you to change your mindset and relations with your body, it's a mindful exercise.Also, it's compound movement patterns force you to use every muscle in our body correctly and achieve the equilibrium in your mind and body at the same time. You will achieve freedom to exercise the way you want and where you want at anytime.

"Strive for progress not perfection and eat for the body you want not the body you have"


Tomas Vaicelis