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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Try Bodyweight Training

Even before it became a worldwide fitness trend, bodyweight training has always been an integral part of my training program and those of people I work with. While I love to be in the gym lifting weights, I equally enjoy using my own body to challenge myself in new and intense ways.

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Just to give you a short background story, I started my health and fitness journey in college at the age of 19 when I realized that I wanted to go the opposite direction of most college students: excessive drinking, partying, late nights, fast food, etc. This left me with a much smaller group of friends and much more time for myself and for working out – which I loved! I started out running and then I started throwing in some bodyweight exercises like push-ups, walking lunges, burpees, step-ups, triceps dips and more. I like to call these my interactive runs. From there I was hooked. I loved being able to do bodyweight training anytime, anywhere.

Here are my top 10 reasons why I love bodyweight training:

    1. I can decide to do a spontaneous workout without having to leave my house to go to the gym.
    2. I can constantly progress the exercises to make it harder for me as I get stronger. For example: knee push-ups > push-ups > one-legged push-ups > declined push-ups > handstand push-ups. Woo, I love them all!
    3. I can get an incredible workout in anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes.
    4. It gives me ZERO excuse not to work out.
    5. When I progress an exercise, it makes me feel like Superwoman!
    6. I can do bodyweight training at home, in a hotel room, outside, at a friend’s house, in the office – anywhere!
    7. It’s great cross-training for running and biking.
    8. It reminds me of how powerful the human body is, pushes me to my limits and helps me realize what I am truly capable of.
    9. There is SO much variety. I love chatting about and comparing favorite bodyweight exercises with other fitness professionals.
    10. I can (and will) do it forever!!!


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About Mehmood Esmail

Mehmood Esmail
Hi, I am Mehmood Esmail, there have been severe health issues in my family, like cancer, heart attacks, stroke, kidney stones, IBS, etc. Where we live, in Africa, health facilities are basic. Thus it becomes imperative that we hnow what is happenining to us and how to look after ourselves, and where possible, how to prevent serious illnesses.

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