Yeah, this was my issue. I was taking a class where we did bodyweight stuff. Some of it was too hard so I never could do it. Some was too easy and most of the time all of it was easy to wuss out on and not work hard. I found with barbells you either get up out of the hole or you crash and embarrass yourself.
Originally Posted by seaweed
Yeah, that is my issue for some bodyweight exercises. The barbells are easier to get started (for me) and they take me further so I just keep at them. Take me further without being suddenly way too hard for me, is what I should say.
Originally Posted by miata
There's a girl in my gym who has a pretty nice body. I saw her recently and wow, her body has changed. She was doing one-armed pushups or some god-awful thing like that. Obviously bodyweight stuff works because look what she had accomplished. She was ripped. Even her forearms were ripped. She's damn strong, too. Stronger than I'll ever be no matter how much I can squat or deadlift.
I really think you need to do both for best results.
Last edited by sbhikes; 05-08-2013 at 12:39 PM.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Heaviest squat: 180 x 2. Heaviest Deadlift: 230 x 2