From my experience, bodyweight exercises are the best ways to get in shape. Why? Well, for one thing, they save you a ton of money on expensive gym membership and fancy equipment.
Second, they’re convenient. You can do them anywhere and at anytime. I actually still use dumbbells with my workouts, however every time I go on vacation, or if I just don’t feel like walking outside to my garage, I can just do a high intensity bodyweight workout and call it a day.
My journey with bodyweight training started about a year ago. My goal was to learn how to get into shape with limited time and limited equipment.
However, I was still training with barbells and dumbbells. After all, I had a decent home gym. I began to notice that my bodyweight training was getting me better results than my equipment based workouts.
So for a while, I switched to performing only bodyweight workouts. The results kept coming at lightning speed. I lost more weight and felt better than ever.
I started researching new exercises, techniques and methods I could use. Eventually, I did go back to lifting weights. In fact, what I now do is combine bodyweight training and dumbbells together into one workout.
This simple technique has been really magical in helping me achieve all my goals.
I think this is a new trend in training. Because think about it. Bodyweight training is great for fat loss and strength endurance, while dumbbells are essential for building lean muscle mass and strength.