It seems most people today are uninformed when it comes to exercising and still seem to be slogging it out at gyms and getting little back in return. Exercising correctly for fat loss isn’t difficult and certainly doesn’t require hours at a gym or elaborate and expensive equipment. In fact, you can achieve much quicker results using no equipment at all and just exercising at home using just your own bodyweight. Here’s why you should change you thinking when it comes to reaching for the nearest piece of exercise equipment:
Bodyweight exercises get quicker results
Training using just your bodyweight is more demanding than you may think and forces your body to naturally stabilise itself utilising more muscles. Using more muscles means that you burn more calories as each individual muscle requires energy to work. Why spend time exercising just a few muscles when you can hit over 600 of them at a time?
Moreover, if bodyweight exercises are performed at the correct intensity you can create lots of EPOC (Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumpion) leading to fat burning for up to 48 hours after exercise. With only so many hours in the day and limited amounts of workout time the more calories you can burn after exercise the better. If performed at the correct times it is possible to raise your metabolism and be burning calories constantly throughout the week whilst only training 3 times for 20 minutes.
Bodyweight exercises are natural & safe
From the first few months that we are born we start learning how to control and use our own bodyweight, this includes rolling over, moving around on all fours standing up, balancing on one leg, walking, running, climbing etc. During all these times of evolution we never once use external resistance to get stronger; it is only in later life that we look for alternatives or short cuts to improving our health.
Development through pure bodyweight exercise is the most natural form of exercise that you can do and your body will reward you for it. You will improve your balance, strength, burn unwanted fat and energise yourself all without risk of injury because it is natural. Being able to control, balance, and move your own bodyweight is the most natural thing that you can do. Anybody that cannot take control of their own bodyweight has no right even considering lifting a weight, whether that’s a dumbbell, barbell, ankle weight, medicine ball or kettlebell!
Bodyweight workouts are less time consuming
Let’s be honest who wants to be make their way to a gym, find parking, get changed, deal with all the distractions, sort out lockers etc. Bodyweight training requires no equipment and can be done at home or during your lunch break or whilst on holiday in only 20 minutes. This not only means that it is less time consuming but also you are less likely to make up excuses as to why you can’t workout that day. With bodyweight training there are no excuses, no matter where you are!! You have a training program for life!!