November 29, 2023

The benefits to bodyweight training

When it comes to fitness, many people may think of training disciplines such as weightlifting, running or bodybuilding. However, bodyweight training can be another effective way to stay healthy, strong and requires nothing but yourself and a bit of space.

Below are some of the reasons why you should consider adding this training method into your fitness routine.

  1. One of the biggest benefits of bodyweight training is convenience and accessibility. You can train anywhere, anytime, without the need for a gym membership. The ability to stay fit and healthy, whether you're at home, traveling, or just don't have access to a gym is a huge plus.
  2. Training using your own body weight can be used as a great tool to build strength and endurance. Through the use of creative and progressive programming significant improvements can be achieved.
  3. Improving body awareness. Learning how your body moves and your muscles contract gives you a huge advantage when it comes to how you adapt to your training.
  4. Bodyweight training helps you build functional strength, which means the ability to perform everyday tasks with ease. This can include lifting heavy objects, climbing stairs, and carrying your food shop.
  5. It's a versatile training method. Bodyweight training can be adapted depending on your desired stimulus. Applying tempo for more time under tension, plyometrics for more power and finally speed for a more aerobic workout.
  6. Bodyweight training is generally low-impact and has a low risk of injury, making them a safe option for people of all fitness levels. Unlike weightlifting, which can put stress on your joints and muscles, bodyweight training allows you to move in a way that is natural and comfortable for your body.
  7. Bodyweight exercises can be modified to suit your fitness level, making them suitable for beginners and advanced athletes alike. Whether you're just starting out or looking for a new challenge, there is a bodyweight exercise that is right for you.


Whether you're looking to build strength, increase endurance, improve flexibility, or just stay active, bodyweight training is a versatile and effective way to improve your overall fitness and health.  A training method accessible to all ages and scalable for all abilities.

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