Bodyweight training is a fantastic way to get started with fitness in the New Year. You can do it whenever you like. You can do it within the comfort of your own home. You don’t even need any equipment (although some equipment can really enhance your workout). In this article I discuss why it is worth considering and give you some top tips for getting started.
Today is February 2nd 2015 and for most individuals who make New Years Resolutions they are but a faint memory! Well now is the time to focus on those goals and take action again.
Why Bodyweight Training?
The most obvious advantage of bodyweight training vs traditional strength training is the cost. If you join a gym then you have to pay your membership fees and even if you go to the cheapest gym in town you’re looking at a minimum annual cost of $300. If you decide to train at home with your own weights then you have to invest in a bench, a set of dumbbells and a barbell. However, you can do bodyweight training without any equipment. Even if you do purchase some bodyweight training equipment or programs it is still a lot cheaper than joining a gym or buying your own weights
It’s is also very flexible so if you have a busy lifestyle it is perfect. Whenever you have 15-20 minutes free you can slot in a training session. If you have more time free you can extend your training session.
Getting started with your training is a very good goal for the New Year, it can be difficult getting started. You have to learn all the exercise techniques and it can be a struggle coming up with exercises for certain areas of the body. For example, how many shoulder workouts can you think of that use just your own bodyweight? However, if you follow the top tips below you should have plenty of success:
1) Get Turbulence Training 2.0:- As I said at the beginning of this article, you don’t need any bodyweight training equipment but certain pieces of kit can really enhance your workout. FitDeck Bodyweight is one of these pieces of kit. It’s a set of 56 cards with each one containing a different bodyweight exercise. It makes your entire bodyweight workout a whole lot easier as you don’t have to think about the exercises – they are all available on the cards.
2) Create A Schedule:- As I discussed above, one of the big benefits of bodyweight training is the flexibility. You can do it at a time that suits you best and workout for as little or as long as you like. However, if you don’t plan to fit training into your week you will probably never end up doing it. Therefore, you need to create a weekly schedule that details exactly when you will do your bodyweight workouts so that you don’t start slacking.
3) Get A Chin Up Bar:- We recommend using a chin up bar. Whilst you can technically do chin ups from your door frame without a chin up bar, using one makes the whole process easier and safer.
Bodyweight Training Summary For You!
Plan to get fit this year with bodyweight training. A great way to get started whilst keeping your costs down. Even if you choose to invest in a chin up bar and Turbulence Training 2.0 it’s still one of the best options around. So when the New Year arrives give it a go and start enjoying gym free workouts.
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