WWW. World-wide web? In this case, I'm talking about workout without weights! I think this would be a pretty good read because I felt that so many people still think that you need elaborate gym equipment before being able to benefit from exercise.
I think many do not realize how great things can be if you just relied on a new concept of bodyweight exercises.
Bodyweight exercises are workouts that well, use your bodyweight. I know that that was a lame attempt at an explanation, so I am going to give you examples of such exercises.
The first would be push ups. When you attempt push ups, you are propping a significant amount of weight on your arms, then every time you push your body up, you are working against your bodyweight.
Next would be squats. Squats again uses your upper body weight to train your leg muscles. When you squat down, your upper body weight is pressing against your lower limbs, therefore exerting a force when you push yourself into an upright position.
Since you do not have to get weights and other fancy equipment, you no longer have any reason why you should not exercise. It is your choice whether you want to or not. Take a look at some reasons to have motivation to exercise.
On top of that, studies have also shown that the squat for example, trains your entire body. Understanding this would use a lot of scientific terms and complicated jargons, but it simply goes to show that you can benefit a tonne from engaging in these exercises.
I dislike it when someone tells me that I am not exercising right just because I refuse to step foot in a gym. As far as I'm concerned, at least I'm really serious about exercising at home. On top of that, working out in a gym just distracts me.
Everyone seems to want to look impressive, and I just feel uncomfortable about that. Can't they focus on their own workout for once? Then again, it could just be that few bad experiences at a local gym that has gotten me so cynical.
Remember, if your gym is supportive, and you meet a lot of driven and motivated individuals there, by all means, stay with the gym. However, if you feel a tad bit uncomfortable, I don't think you can remain focused on exercising and might want to consider exercising at home.
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