Bodyweight Exercises: Are They Suitable For You?


Bodyweight exercises are for anyone who wants to get fit, build functional muscle strength and not worrying about getting injured while lifting heavy weights.

There are groups of people that bodyweight exercises are a must for.

Anyone who is in martial arts, security/policing and of course the military…should be doing bodyweight exercises.

Most martial arts instructors will include a range of bodyweight exercises for their students.

In particular those studying a martial art that is grappling or includes grappling will most likely be doing partner bodyweight exercises.

Some of these will include firefighter carries and squats, wheelbarrows and medicine ball techniques.

The martial artist should also include a home version of bodyweight exercises and stretching to be able to perform grappling situations, which require functional strength like throws or getting out of being mounted on the floor.

Although the police are well equipped with handcuffs, batons and firepower…most of the situations they find themselves in, require self-defense and the ability to control people.

However rather than going through some of the situations cops find themselves in, let’s talk instead about security guards.

Depending on where you live in the world, security guards are either well equipped to handle physical confrontations or severely lacking in such.

In countries, such as Canada, it is not unusual to find security guards without handcuffs or even batons.

Security guards, no matter where they live, should be engaging in bodyweight exercise to build functional strength and endurance.

When encountering a physical threat, the guard may be on their own or have one partner…not multiples like the police force.

Physically controlling an individual for any length of time takes strength and cardio.

If a security guard is lacking in those areas, they may quickly lose control of a situation and find themselves in peril.

Bodyweight exercises can be done at home in a small room if necessary.

Finding a group of exercises that can be performed…the security guard will be able to strengthen and tone the body.

Push-ups, squats and pull-ups in a door frame are just three of the basic bodyweight exercises that can be done.

Bodyweight exercises are great for any individual. Need to lose weight, trim and tone?

Start doing bodyweight exercises, eat six small meals a day and drink plenty of water.

There is no need for an expensive gym, buying into a weight watching program where you pay cash for food.

Everything you need, is in your own home. Doing bodyweight exercise speeds up your metabolism to burn fat.

By eating six small meals a day, you are constantly burning fat. Think of your body as a wood burning stove.

To keep warm, you need to keep feeding it logs.

Eating six small meals, spaced through-out the day, keeps your internal furnace burning and guess what it’s burning.

If you said “fat” you are correct and on your way to a healthier, happier you.

Lifetime fitness is a goal for everyone, and you can learn more here about the ways that bodyweight workouts can help you to achieve this, in our section dedicated to how to do BodyWeight Exercises.

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