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Discover How To Unlock Your True Potential With Bodyweight Exercises

The secret to looking better, feeling stronger and living longer is to train naturally, just like the animals in nature

Any animal you can think of is far healthier than any human being. How do they do it? Their secret is that by instinct they exercise everyday using nothing but their own body and bodyweight. Don’t you think there is a lesson there for people as well?
Or put it this way. Think of the physiques you really admire. I suspect what you like about them is that they possess natural muscle and real strength. Gymnasts, dancers and martial artists are all examples of this. What unites them all? Like the animals in nature they all use some form of bodyweight training to achieve their perfect bodies. Don’t you think it would be wise to follow their example?
If this makes sense to you then Home Exercises For Everyone is the book for you. In this book you will discover the holy trilogy of bodyweight training, the three exercises that by themselves will get you in the best shape of your life. Once you have mastered these basics you will then be able to mix and match other bodyweight exercises to suit your individual needs. The advantages of bodyweight workouts VS old-fashioned gym workouts are legion. They include:
No expensive equipment or health clubs to join
Save time by working out from home in as little as 15 minutes a day
No separate workouts for different parts of your body
No need for long, boring cardio sessions
Bodyweight workouts will energize you!
Regain your youth and vitality
Burn fat off your body like butter under a blowtorch
You’ll dominate any sport you play
Building natural, balanced muscle will help you look your best
With bodyweight training you’ll feel more dynamic, charismatic, and alive
In only 15 minutes a day and no matter what your age or present physical condition Home Exercises For Everyone can put you on the road to becoming a better you. Start your own personal transformation by purchasing this book today!

Published: David Nordmark on
ISBN: 9781452386430
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How I Became A Bodyweight Fitness Convert

It is my firm belief that any animal you can think of is far stronger and healthier than any human being. What’s more they get this way without performing any of the exercises that man has dreamed up. A gorilla possesses super human strength, for example, yet you never see him lifting weights. A lion possesses great strength and endurance as well, yet you never see him running on a treadmill. I think there is a lesson in here for all of us. If you want to be in animal-like shape, I think it makes sense to train like they do - using nothing but your own body and bodyweight.

My own personal journey which enabled me to come to this conclusion has been a long and winding one to be sure. It was in high school that I first started to get really interested in health and fitness.  I wanted to get in shape for basketball so I bought one of those Weider home gyms.  Maybe you remember them.  The barbells were made of plastic and you could generally find them advertised in the back of the Sears catalog.  At any rate I started to work out, lifting weights and running.  I thought this was the way to get in shape and I was on my way.

I’m not sure when my faith in weightlifting and running started to wane, but I can remember a few instances:

When I was still in high school using the plastic weight set, I remember once trying to do a handstand.  With full confidence I kicked up into it … and promptly collapsed in a heap in the corner.  Oh well, I thought, I just need to get stronger.  Well, I kept lifting my plastic weights and I seemed to be getting stronger.  Six months later, I tried the same handstand.  The result?  Same as before, I collapsed in the corner. It was like my previous six months of training didn’t happen at all.  As I lay there in a heap looking at my ceiling I remember thinking to myself, Hmmmm, this is weird - why aren’t I stronger ...?

Eventurally I moved on from the plastic weights and I started going to Gold’s Gym.  One day I was doing a leg press without too much weight at all when I felt my entire lower back move.  When I say move, it felt like all of the bones there momentarily jumped an inch before they settled back down again.  Basically, bones moved that really shouldn’t have.  Despite the fact that I was doing the exercise properly I had managed to really hurt my back.  I had a hard  time moving around for awhile and I still can’t bend my lower back properly to this day.  

From there I signed up for a Judo course in university. I really enjoyed it except for the fact that I kept getting injured.  Why was I so injury prone?  I used the gym regularly.    Shouldn’t that help?  Nonetheless, it didn’t.  I was constantly pulling muscles in my shoulders, chest, and arms.  What was going on?

After university I decided to try yoga (something I do to this day, btw) and I remember my first class vividly.  In yoga you typically hold various postures for between 30 and 60 seconds.  You don’t use weights at all, just your own bodyweight.  Well, I remember some of those simple postures were absolutely brutal.  I just couldn’t do it.  I remember looking at some of the girls in the class, most of them looked like they hardly had any muscle in their legs at all.  Nonetheless they could hold these postures with ease.  Whereas myself, who  regularly did exercises like squats and leg presses, couldn’t do them at all.

As far as running goes, I ran pretty consistently from high school to a few years after university.  Two incidents stand out in my mind.  One of them was playing indoor soccer for the first time.  From all the running I was doing, I figured I’d have cardio to spare.  However, within minutes I was just gassed.  All the long distance running I was doing didn’t help me here.

The other incident is pretty obvious and pretty much ended my running days.  I was still jogging but my knees were hurting more and more.  I went to the doctor to get x-rays which revealed I had moderate arthritis in my right knee!  All the running I had done had literally worn down the cartilage to the point that my knees were similar to that of a 70 year old man (not good when you’re in your early 30’s!)

It was at this time that I finally started to put things together (yeah, I know…I can be a slow learner).  I started to do my own research and I started to really think for myself as to why I was doing various things fitness-wise.  No longer was I going to blindly accept the received wisdom from the fitness