5 Reasons To Ditch The Gym For Bodyweight Training

There is an argument that says weight training is superior to bodyweight training. Is this correct? Or, can you get the same benefits from training only with bodyweight?

To say one is superior over the other is not possible. Really, it comes down to the goals you have for your personal health and fitness. If you want to compete in power lifting, then exclusive bodyweight training will not help.

If you are trying to get lean and strong, and look great in a bathing suit, then bodyweight training is a fantastic option!

Here are 5 reasons for ditching the gym and training with bodyweight.

1. You’re Busy

We lead busy lives these days. Between working like a dog, maintaining a family life and household, and spending time with friends, getting to the gym is tough!

If you are pressed for time, you can grab a great 30 minute workout at home!

If you have a body, you have a gym. You don’t need to worry if you can fit a gym visit into your busy schedule—you can workout at home!

2. You Travel

If you travel much for work, you know what the road can do to your fitness level. It’s hard enough to find a decent meal that isn’t made from ingredients you can’t pronounce, let alone finding a good gym.

If you are doing bodyweight training, the hotel room becomes a gym in an instant.

3. Cost

Bodyweight training is not without some cost. There are a few key pieces of bodyweight strength training equipment that you need to get the most out of it.

But those are one time costs.

Get the gear you need once, and you don’t have to worry about recurring monthly gym membership fees.

4. No Microbes

Believe it or not, the gym is a breeding ground for bacteria, microbes, and skin conditions.

Most gyms have signs asking members to wipe down the machines after use, and most people ingore those signs all together. Nothing better than sitting down in a pool of someone else’s sweat right before training, huh?

5. No Crowds

Unless you live in the middle of a crowded street, you will not have to worry about battling the crowds in the comfort of your own home. Waiting for the machine you want at the gym means you start to cool down, and your heart rate slows.

Workout at home and you can keep a good pace going the whole time, and get a better workout at the same time.

Really, there is no answer to the debate of which style of training is superior. But, for all the reasons mentioned, bodyweight training at home is a fantastic option for the majority of the population.

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