Can You Build Muscle With Body Weight Only Exercises?

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It’s Tuesday and here's another sneak peek at practical, quick and dirty fitness tips from this week’s Get-Fit Guy episode.

Each week, over at the Quick & Dirty Tips Network, I produce a free, easy-to-read article, accompanied by a short 5-10 minute audio version of that article. Everything there is focused on the latest fitness research, exercise news, and quick and highly practical muscle gain, fat loss and physical performance tips. It’s called “The Get-Fit Guy’s Quick & Dirty Tips To Slim Down & Shape Up”.

Here's your sneak peek from this week's episode “Can You Build Muscle With Body Weight Only Exercises?

Earlier this summer, in the article “How to Build Muscle with Body Weight Exercises”, I reported on the results of a new study which showed that simply flexing your muscles the same way as you would if posing in front a mirror, flexing your abs, doing a “front double biceps post” , doing a body weight squat throughout a full range of motion was just as effective as traditional weight training when it came to building muscle.

While I noted that actual strength gains were greater in this study for a loaded weight training scenario vs. a non-loaded condition, the research was worth taking a closer look at for anybody not wanting to be limited to using dumbbells, kettle bells, resistance bands, barbells, or machines to build muscle and for folks who instead want a body weight only option.

Now a new “low load, high rep” study has hit the streets, along with a 2017 workout strategy presented by yours truly and an intriguing article from a friend of mine about his own quite positive experience maintaining muscle with body weight only training. In this episode, we’ll take a look at these three new resources, discover whether you can build muscle with body weight only exercises, and find out if you need to actually lift heavy weight to build muscle.

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One thought on “Can You Build Muscle With Body Weight Only Exercises?

  1. John Agapos says:

    Ben,

    The answer is, Of course! Toddlers, babies – teenagers – we all build muscle without weight lifting! How much, how fast – well, you’ve certainly covered that in a multitude of podcasts.

    Keep up the good work!

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