Body weight workouts include movements that are multi-joint in nature which in turn is the reason these type of exercises are so effective. The best body weight exercises can either be endurance-based or for high intensity. Any way you try to slice it you are going to benefit a little from both intensity and endurance. A truly great body weight workout can be intensified by merely getting creative at distributing your weight differently.
One of my favorite body weight training exercises involves the one arm push up. This is a prime example of how body weight can be distributed in such a way that your strength and lean muscle gains can be as successful as using free weights. Body weight exercises can build muscle as well as anything with a little creativity. The one arm push up is a great way to develop superior core strength, shoulder stability, hip strength, and overall stability. When properly performed this push up drill is just as gruesome as any exercise you can perform with a dumbbell.
Remember that the key to strength is tension. Well, I am here to tell you that this version of push up is as good as anything when it comes down to tensioning your body. To pull this feat off you must have proper body alignment. Your feet should be just slightly wider than shoulder width distance (not doing a split like Rocky Balboa). You must initiate the hollow position to stabilize your core and lower back. You must properly suck your shoulder into the socket to support the joint and completely control your body throughout the descent and pushing portion of the exercise. You must also maintain rigidity throughout your body keeping your knees and hip locked throughout the movement.
Take the time to learn this drill my friend. This is just one high impact body weight drill, but there are many more that are sure to challenge you more than you could ever imagine. Take the time to practice this body weight exercise my friend. Remember that anyone can train hard, but only the best train smart!
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