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Can You Build Strength With Body Weight Training?

Yes. Body-weight training, where you only use your own weight as resistance, can be an effective way to build strength. It can also be a good addition to your fitness plan. There are many ways to train your body weight. You can use free weights, or you can use a weight machine.


It's important to get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, or a mix of both. At least twice a week, try to do strength training exercises that work all of the major muscle groups.


To use your own weight in strength training exercises, do exercises like these.


  • Squats\sLunges\sSitups

  • Pushups

  • Pullups\sPlanks

  • Step-ups

  • Keep your moves smooth and controlled. Strengthen the muscles that don't work together, like the chest and back muscles, and try to keep your body in balance.


Once you can easily do an exercise for a set of 12 to 15 repetitions, try different ways of doing the exercise to make it more difficult or difficult for you to do.


For example, you might start by doing a wall pushup, if a normal pushup is too hard for you to do at the start.


Take it to the next level with this modified pushup. In a "modified" pushup, you keep your knees on the ground while you work out. When you can do a modified pushup without hurting yourself, try a classic pushup, as well.


Body-weight exercises can work all of the major muscle groups. You can do a lot of different exercises to do this. And you can do body-weight exercises anywhere, with no extra equipment, and at no extra cost to you, so you can do them anytime.


But don't forget to do each body-weight exercise the right way to get the most benefit and avoid getting hurt. You should take at least one day off from working out each muscle group to give your muscles a chance to rest.

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