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The Benefits of Bodyweight Training

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Rather that’s your self-confidence and esteem, productivity at work due to improved energy levels, the way you interact with others due to improved mood enhancement, etc. 

Body weight training is of course training that instead of free weights or machines, uses the weight of the body to provide resistance and build muscle. Common body weight exercises include push-ups, pull-ups, body weight squats, sit-ups, crunches and hanging leg raises, etc.  I believe that right after nutrition, resistance training is the most impactful activity for your health and physique. 

Here are a few reasons why:

  • Prevents injury by improving balance, stability, bone density, and increasing joint strength.
  • Helps you become mentally stronger as it can teach you mental skills such as perseverance, the ability to overcome discomfort and challenge yourself.
  • Improves human performance by making you stronger, faster, and more efficient.
  • Increases lean body mass, which will improve your metabolic rate and aid in achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight and body composition.
  • Protecting against osteoporosis, improving/maintaining posture and alignment, and improving/maintaining your physical performance and metabolic rate as you age.
  • Enhancing your current activities, boosting your performance, and fixing structural limitations and imbalances that result from using one muscle group more than another.
  • You may also experience less pains and risk of injuries due to increased strength and body control and can help offset damage from having a job where you’re constantly sitting all day. Making your health a priority pays long term dividends.