Today more and more men think that the gym is the only way to get in tip-top shape, in fact most men will never reach the fitness level they are after, most won't put in the time or the heart to push through the pain, they would rather give up then train hard.
Training with bodyweight exercises will improve every area of physical fitness our bodies need to be trained as one, but in this day and age we go to the gym and isolate the muscles and think we are building a high level of fitness, they are not !!!
In fact if you just want to look good and want to spend two hours in the gym lifting weights and looking in the mirror, that's fine, but don't say you're in shape.
Abs seem to be what every man and woman want, and they don't care how they get it, as long as they have abs and then they feel that they are in great shape. . . well what about health ? What about true fitness ?
Bodyweight training won't get you in shape, only going to the gym works. Anyone that walks out of a gym will walk out muscular and with brick wall abs, Right ?
Wrong, most people stop going to the gym because of the lack of results they are getting in the gym, lifting weights and running on the treadmill is not the answer.
Go to any gym you will see alot of guys doing a 300 lb bench press but, how many guys can do 100 pushups at one shot, very few. Why, Because they are only strong enough to push this weight once and in 3 seconds the exercise is over. The man that can do 100 pushups is working for about 1 to 2 minutes to get this done.
Now 3 seconds compared to 1 to 2 minutes who is working harder. The fact is that the 1 to 2 minutes will give you more of a workout than 3 seconds.
Go to almost any gym and look for a chin up bar, its the bar that the towels are hung on, look for the lat machine there's the big guy doing lat pull downs with 160 lbs and making it look easy, but wait he weighs 240 lbs, why is he using the lat machine, because he is not strong enough to pull himself over the bar.
Don't count out bodyweight training just because of what you have read, try it for yourself and become physically fit in record time.
John Grube is an expert on the subject of bodyweight training. He has over 25 years of training experience and is the author of The Wildman Training Program manual , The New Expanded version The Wildman Training Course and The Super Strength Playground Training Manual. For more info http://www.wildmantraining.com