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The Intensity Of Training With Your Own Body-Weight!

The Intensity of Training With Your Own Body-Weight!

Too many times I have seen people try to lift weights or complain about their lack of weight-loss and all the while they can’t even handle and control their own body-weight in a structured workout. To me you have no business working out with free- weights unless you are capable of effectively handling your own body-weight in exercises such as push-ups and squats. Your own body-weight can serve as a highly effective form of resistance when you properly apply structure and logic to the strength program that you are participating in.

The one variable that will get you results in any structured exercise and fitness program is intensity! If you don’t intensify the weight or resistance of the load you are trying to move or lift then you can’t optimally tension your body. So you are probably asking how you can do this by only using your own body-weight. Well for starters, if you are not used to moving and manipulating your own body-weight then get used to that first. After getting used to exercises such as basic push-ups and squats then change the dynamic of these exercises in order to intensify them through the varying distribution of your own weight. This is what is going to get you big time fitness, more rapid weight-loss, and ultimate strength gains.

Just remember that you can obtain a significant amount of mobility, core strength, and conditioning from the use of effective movement with your own body. Take the time to master your own weight before trying to add an additional load like free-weights. This is what will get you your desired results!

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I'm a Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and author. I have had over 17 years experience in MMA fitness, strength and conditoning, and athletic performance for most every sport. As an author and specialist I've written close to a million words on fitness and strength. I'm also a Muay Thai practictioner and enjoy helping others to reach their peak potential through fitness and performance.

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