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You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises
If you want to start doing some strength training, but don’t want to buy any equipment – get this book instead! It teaches you exercises using your own body as resistance, sometimes incorporating items you already have around the house, like a towel or a book. Exercises are divided into four groups (push, pull, core, and legs & glutes), and you workout just four times per week (one group per day). There are different programs for different levels, so you don’t need to figure out which ones to do or in what combination. It’s a fantastic resource, and it saves you from joining the gym or buying any equipment!

  1. Physical exercise is important for maintaining physical fitness and can contribute positively to maintaining a healthy weight, building and maintaining healthy bone density, muscle strength, promoting physiological well being, reducing surgical risks, and strengthening the immune system.

  2. I think a little workout everyday at home can also play great role to gain good body shape and fitness. It can also make your body prepared for more exercise and gyms.

  3. The book looks like it may be worth reading I'll have to check it out. I have a ton of equipment at home including exercise balls, foam rollers and some adjustable weights. This might work nicely!

    Thanks
    Paul

  4. Looks like a great book for building strength and conditioning all parts of the body. Thanks for sharing.

    Strength Training

  5. sounds like a great book!!
    I'm sick and tired of all the overpriced pills, and equipment that does not work at the end!!
    using your own body to work out is the best!!

  6. I've read this book. It is great.

    Can you suggest another book?

    Thanks :)

  7. looks good to me! thanks for posting!
    l-valine

  8. There are different programs for different levels, so you don’t need to figure out which ones to do or in what combination.

  9. Great article. Some great tips that can be applied quickly and easily. The simpler the better!!

    FAT LOSS SUCCESS

  10. i have always heard you could do strength training w/out machines and equipment but i never tried it. thanks for posting!!
    Exercicios Para Emagrecer

  11. This is a great book. I own it and the exercises are top notch. Who needs a health club?

  12. Good and informative book thanks for sharing

  13. This is a really an amazing book and i think it is more helpful to use if you do not have much more money to buy your own equipment. Health care is much more important, thanks for the book.

  14. The bible of bodyweight exercises? Sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  15. I've always been a bodyweight excersise fan. My favorite at home workouts include pullups, chinups, pushups, hanging leg raises, L-sits, hand stand pushups, and pistol squats. Thanks for sharing this resource!

  16. I agree, with the title of the book "we are our own gym", if you think about it we are…
    sometimes i use a one gallon water bottle ( filled with water ) to do curls till my arms burns then i crab walk my living room.
    thanks for sharing the book

  17. Looks like a great read on the bodyweight exercises. Thanks for the resource.

  18. Ordered it from Amazon. Hopefully a well spent $9.

    Cheers guys.

  19. Great read, a lot cheaper than buying your own home gym!

  20. It's a very informative book. Thanks for sharing this book. It's such a good exercise resource which help us to maintain our health.

  21. Awesome suggestion, thank you!

    I personally do Freeletics which is all body weight stuff. Kind of a body weight alternative to CrossFit, and advocates healthy eating similar to the paleo diet.

  22. Great book! For me I don't have a lot of time so I do my exercise at work during lunch. I have 30 minute to shred my fat and eat lunch. Then when I go home I time to spend it with my family.

  23. Yes! There's nothing more dire than staying in shape. Great book

  24. Looks like a great book for building strength and conditioning all parts of the body. Thanks for sharing.

  25. I love bodyweight exercises! Especially when watching sporting events and you can do them during commercials. You can get a pretty sick workout in on any given Sunday!

    Craig Tuttle Fitness

  26. That's great. Books are the trainer and you are your own fitness gym. Getting fit is only in our hands that can be achieved by simple and effective workouts.

  27. Great tips for wise & healthy eating! Most of the health concerns today ,can be traced to what we ingest through our mouths! Thanks for the advice!

  28. Perfect, just what i was looking for!! Thank you, i need something like this that I can do at home and not have to have large fitness equipment take over my home entirely!

  29. I like your philosophy and even though I think that the local gym is the best place to work out I appreciate you view and how it opened up my mind to new possibilities.

  30. Thanks for sharing your guide – Tai Facebook

  31. Cool information you have here on your great website.

  32. I like your guide so much, thanks

  33. Great guide thanks for the share.

  34. Body weight exercises are great but you can't beat a proper strength training routine. I personally follow the 5×5 program below…

    Week 1:

    Monday:
    – 5×5 squat
    – 5×5 overhead press
    – 1×5 deadlift

    Wednesday:
    – 5×5 squat
    – 5×5 bench press
    – 5×5 barbell row

    Friday:
    – 5×5 squat
    – 5×5 overhead press
    – 1×5 deadlift

    Week 2:

    Monday:
    – 5×5 squat
    – 5×5 bench press
    – 5×5 barbell row

    Wednesday:
    – 5×5 squat
    – 5×5 overhead press
    – 1×5 deadlift

    Friday:
    – 5×5 squat
    – 5×5 bench press
    – 5×5 barbell row

    Week 3:

    Monday:
    – 5×5 squat
    – 5×5 overhead press
    – 1×5 deadlift

    Wednesday:
    – 5×5 squat
    – 5×5 bench press
    – 5×5 barbell row

    Friday:
    – 5×5 squat
    – 5×5 overhead press
    – 1×5 deadlift

    Week 4:

    Monday:
    – 5×5 squat
    – 5×5 bench press
    – 5×5 barbell row

    Wednesday:
    – 5×5 squat
    – 5×5 overhead press
    – 1×5 deadlift

    Friday:
    – 5×5 squat
    – 5×5 bench press
    – 5×5 barbell row

    I share more strength training info at Visual Impact For Men

  35. i am practicing body weight exercise now , easy no need any equipment , just horizontal bar at my door

  36. I read the overview of that book. It seems interesting to read.

  37. I am a newbie to this kind of exercise, so I need a resource like this.

  38. really motivating post , bookmark !!

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