No Equipment Needed: 9 Bodyweight Training Articles and Workout Programs

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So you can run far and lift heavy, but can you do basic bodyweight movements like pull ups, handstands, and pistols? Here are 9 articles and workout programs written by coaches to help you get stronger with no equipment.



18 Weeks of Free Bodyweight Workouts (54 Workouts!) (Breaking Muscle HQ)

Looking for workouts you can do anywhere? Or maybe you're just really into bodyweight exercise? Here are 18 weeks (54 workouts) that need no equipment, and are totally free!


How to Use Bodyweight Training to Build Bigger Muscles (Jeremy DuVall)

It doesn't matter what tool you use, your body get bigger because you apply a stimulus. You create an overload. Learn how to manipulate angles and exercises to build muscle with just your bodyweight.


5 Killer Pushup Variations for Greater Gains (Mike Samuels)

What if I told you that certain types of push up may be even more beneficial for building muscle mass and strength than bench presses, dumbbell presses, or dips? Seems crazy, right? Well, read on.



Book Review: "Convict Conditioning" by Paul Wade (Winslow Jenkins)

While Paul Wade remains a secretive and elusive character, the techniques he divulges in Convict Conditioning are simple, effective, and useful for athletes of all experience and strength levels.


A Walk in the Park: Taku's Equipment-Free Workout (Liam "Taku" Bauer)

Looking for a challenging workout, but you don’t have any equipment? The following is an excellent bodyweight circuit, designed for all-around athletic conditioning.


Mastering the Chin Up: 7 Variations to Beat Gym Boredom (Mike Samuels)

As awesome as regular chin-ups are, why just stick to one variation? To really get the most bang for your buck, you should be doing different types of chin-ups.


Raising the Bar: The Truth Hurts (Book Excerpt) (Al Kavadlo)

You don’t need anything outside of yourself to get fit - you have all the power. The only equipment you need is access to a bar. I'm going to explain why and how that is.


Dear Coach: Can I Increase Muscle With Bodyweight Exercises? (Andrew Read)

Dear Coach: It's time for me to change up my routine. My question is, if I'm doing bodyweight exercises are they going to increase my muscle size/definition more than weight lifting?


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