1. We now have a new forum called Fantasy Matchup Discussion. Access it here

Bodyweight Exercises ?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Metafour, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Metafour

    Metafour 武士道

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Messages:
    5,310
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    沖縄県
    Is it possible to put on muscle mass through body weight exercises such as pushups and squats? I always thought it just makes you stronger but doesn't really do much in terms of gaining any mass. Can I get some help on this?
     
  2. Ted-P

    Ted-P Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    3,961
    Likes Received:
    2
    It does neither.
     
  3. Urban

    Urban Savage Mystic

    Joined:
    May 16, 2003
    Messages:
    16,853
    Likes Received:
    171
    Location:
    Sippin on sunshine
    It gives you better endurance and will add some muscle on to an untrained individual but for putting on any significant amount of muscle or developing peak strength, start with free weights and stronman events.
     
  4. Metafour

    Metafour 武士道

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Messages:
    5,310
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    沖縄県
    Thanks for the input Urban!
     
  5. wenispinkle

    wenispinkle Skankin' It Easy...

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,483
    Likes Received:
    6
    you can add mass using bodyweight exercises...but you wont accomplish it doing endless reps of pushups and squats as you suggested. use the harder ones...one arm pushups, one leg squats, L-sit pullups etc
     
  6. moodymikey

    moodymikey Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2004
    Messages:
    547
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Newcastle, UK
    it is possible to gain muscle mass through bodyweight exercises only, but using weights will obviously be a lot more efficient. if you havent trained before and start training with bodyweight only you are likely to get some gains, but these will only be noob gains.

    as wenispinkle said, the best way to get results from bodyweight exercise is to use a variation of movements rather htan just hte obvious ones
     
  7. rickdog

    rickdog Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2003
    Messages:
    1,973
    Likes Received:
    0
    Use the weights man!!! also read the stickies, there is some good info in there. for BW exercises try the Tabata method.
     
  8. Evil Eye Gouger

    Evil Eye Gouger Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Messages:
    19,583
    Likes Received:
    5
    Some bodyweight exercises are underrated, though. Like pistols, (one-arm) pullups, handstand pushups...
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.