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    5 Reasons Bodyweight Training Is The Best!

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    Hey Everyone! I just wrote up a blog post on my top 5 reasons I love bodyweight training, and why I use it as the root of all my training. Check it out and let me know what you think!

    Jungle Fit - How Fitness Was Meant To Be!: 5 Reasons Bodyweight Workouts Are The Best!

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    Those tend to be five good reasons

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    Apart from 1( Used weight sets can usually be found very cheaply ) and 2 ( My workout area at home is ridiculously small but I still manage ) all the rest can be just as easily applied to weights and they also provide progressive resistance far more easily than bodyweight exercises.

    Nice well thought out article though.

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    Thanks glad you liked it!
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    Yeah OldSchhool, used weight sets can be found for pretty cheap and I do enjoy free weights as well. But you can't bring them with you everywhere you go!
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    I don't know... I know these exercises are good for you but personally, when I tried PBF it just wasn't intense enough to get anything major out of it, metabolically or strength-wise. And then there is the tedium factor of doing many many reps, which I found de-motivating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidFatHobbit View Post
    I don't know... I know these exercises are good for you but personally, when I tried PBF it just wasn't intense enough to get anything major out of it, metabolically or strength-wise. And then there is the tedium factor of doing many many reps, which I found de-motivating.
    As always, any "exercise" will depend on your starting point, but I'll go ahead and doubt that you've mastered every possible level/variation of most bodyweight movements (some of which are incredibly difficult) and challenge the idea that there is any sort of "high rep" requirement.
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    I definitely haven't and will certainly be bringing some back into my workouts for sure.

    I do recall the PBF ebook saying you should be able to do 60+ body weight squats. I remember doing 70 something and getting very bored with that, since every workout you try to add more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidFatHobbit View Post
    I definitely haven't and will certainly be bringing some back into my workouts for sure.

    I do recall the PBF ebook saying you should be able to do 60+ body weight squats. I remember doing 70 something and getting very bored with that, since every workout you try to add more.
    I will give you that repetition tends to be higher on the PBF model. I'm more a fan of YAYOG, which is decidedly not high rep.
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    pancake, what do you progress to for the lower body once you've mastered the pistol squat?
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