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Why Should You Use Bodyweight Exercises To Build Strength?

Feb 9, 2008
There are many different reasons for using bodyweight exercises for increasing strength, but these five reasons are considered by many to be the most important.

No fear, no excuses.

Anyone can do bodyweight exercises to build strength. There are exercises to meet every fitness level from beginner to advanced.

Think you don't have enough energy to exercise? Take just ten minutes to add a few bodyweight exercises to your day for one week, and see how fast you increase your energy.

Think you don't have time to exercise because you travel or work long hours? You can do bodyweight exercises anywhere, even when traveling. You don't even need to pack anything special.

You don't have spend a lot of money or leave your home.

You don't need to purchase an expensive gym membership or purchase expensive equipment for your home. Bodyweight exercises may be done at home in any room of your house. You can even do them with your children. Go outside, do them on the patio, who knows, you may get a neighbor involved to cheer you on or as an exercise partner.

Worried about what you may look like at the gym? Out of "shape?" Not accustomed to exercising? Don't have the "right" clothes. None of that matters when using bodyweight exercises to gain strength. Wear whatever you like, forget the make up and hair and trying to compete with the person next to you by doing bodyweight exercises.

Rent DVD's with bodyweight exercises instead of hiring a personal trainer. Save the money that you would spend on expensive equipment or trainers and by some things that you really want - like new clothes to show off your new body.

Variety is the spice of. . . bodyweight exercises.

Bodyweight exercises are never boring. There are several tried and true exercises familiar to everyone, but with so many different variations in technique, position, leverage and resistance exercises. There are over 100 different types of push ups that can be done. Not only do these variations in bodyweight exercises increase strength but they keep even the experienced exerciser from becoming uninterested in exercising regularly. The more interested in your bodyweight exercise you are the more likely you are to do it consistently.

Bodyweight exercises for strength are safer and cause fewer injuries than other forms of exercise.
Some other forms of muscle strengthening can cause injuries. Quite often these injuries occur in the forms of sprains, strains, and injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. The form and technique of bodyweight exercises actually strengthens your tendons and ligaments, building overall body strength not just muscle.

Benefits to your whole life, not just your strength, through bodyweight exercises.

- Your body is physically fit, and attractive.
- Your stamina, flexibility, and endurance are increased.
- You can achieve results in by increasing your circulation, lowering your cholesterol, and making yourself "heart-healthy."
- You will have more energy.
- You will have more time to do the other things you want to do.
- You can add to your enjoyment of life.
About the Author
Kevin Gianni is an internationally recognized health advocate, author & film consultant. He has helped thousands of people take control of their own health naturally through teleseminars & programs. To find out more about Bodyweight Exercises , & get a Free report "The 10 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Strength and Toning" visit Renegade Bodyweight Exercises at http://www.RenegadeBody.com
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