7 Important Benefits of Body Weight Programs


More and more people everyday are realizing the power of body weight training. There are lots of benefits of body weight training:

You’ll never have to go to the gym. This save you time since you won’t have to drive anywhere. This also saves you money on monthly gym memberships. The average gym membership is $ 35. Multiply that by 12 and you’re paying over $ 400 per year on gym memberships.
You’ll never have to purchase any equipment. Most people purchase infomercial products or cardio equipment that they never use. Even if you purchase free weights, if you don’t know how to use free weights properly then you can potentially hurt and injure yourself.
Body weight exercises can be done in the privacy of your own home. I know when I was out of shape and used to go to the gym, the big bodybuilders would look at you and think, “What’s that guy doing here?” A lot of people just feel uncomfortable when training in a gym.
When most trainees go on vacation, they stop exercising because they are no where near a gym. This is not the case with body weight training. You can stay in shape no matter where in the world you are. You won’t have to get fat, just because you can’t get to a gym.
It’s difficult to get injured with body weight training. I have never heard of anyone getting hurt by doing simply pushups, pullups, and body weight squats. These are natural movements where not external pressure is involved.
The body weight squat is one of the most important movements to human beings. You squat on a daily basis – when you get up and down from a chair. Even while walking and climbing steps, you are engaging the same exact muscles you use while squatting.
Most people think that body weight training is just pushups, pullups, and squats. That’s not true at all. There are so many variations of body weight training – some easier and some harder – that you’ll NEVER be bored. All it takes is research and creativity.

Are you ready to start your body weight program? There’s a great, inexpensive program out there called the “Average Joe Fitness Program.” You can read all about it on my site, ShahTraining.com.