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Copyright © 2013

 

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

 

 

 

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All the material contained in this book is provided for educational and informational purposes only. No responsibility can be taken for any results or outcomes resulting from the use of this material. While every attempt has been made to provide information that is both accurate and effective, the author does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or use/misuse of this information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Table of Contents

 

 

 

Introduction 1

 

 

Chapter 1 – The Secret History of Bodyweight Training 5

 

 

Chapter 2 – First things First – Stretching and Warming Up 9

 

 

week 2– The Miracle of the Pushup and Dips 13

 

 

Chapter 3 – Pull Up Power 17

 

 

Chapter 4 – Wheels of Steel – Leg Training without Weights .. 21

 

 

Chapter 5 – Back and Neck Bridges from the Wrestler’s Tool

Box 25

 

 

Chapter 6 – Core Of Steel 29

 

 

Chapter 7 – Diet Ideas and How to Set up Your Schedule 33

 

 

Conclusion – the Mind as a Muscle (positive thinking and

goal setting) 37

 

 

P.S. for the elite trainer – Advanced bodyweight exercises 41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INTRODUCTION

 

 

 

Fitness and strength building trends can be a dime a dozen. Those of us who have had a glimpse behind the fitness industry scenes have often seen first hand what motivates it’s gurus. It is not how to help people get fit, fast or experience vibrant health, but how to shovel more cash into their bank accounts.

 

 

What if there were a proven fitness method, that didn’t require any special equipment, no gym membership or supplement and diet options were strictly your own decision?

 

 

 

This would be bad news for the health and fitness profiteers and great news for you wouldn’t it?

 

 

Welcome to Bodyweight Training.

 

 

 

This method holds all these qualities and more. By the time you are through with this guide you will have all the information you need to build a new ripped and powerful

 

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you and you can do it all in your living room or backyard!

 

 

 

Exciting isn’t it? When you see the end results you will be even more excited!

 

 

Read on and you’ll find…

 

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Bodyweight Training is a Completely New Challenge. If you have any sort of gym experience you may become one of the many who is excited to realize what an exciting new challenge Bodyweight Training can be. No more waiting for someone to spot you while you bench press, or messing around on the latest fitness machine at the gym. Instead you’ll be cranking out pushups and hitting the pull up bar in the door way. This can be quite refreshing trust me!

 

 

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p))<{color:#000;}. Bodyweight Training Torches Body Fat. Missing your abs? Follow a Bodyweight Training only program and you’ll find your missing six pack in no time. Many of us get ultra shredded via Bodyweight Training only, with only minimal cardio.

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Bodyweight Training Heals Injuries and Builds Flexibility. Pounding the weights for year after year often leaves us with a laundry list of unhealed injuries. Many will quickly heal up once we switch our training protocol and focus on Bodyweight Training alone. On top of this the flexibility benefits can be compared to an original Bodyweight Training method – yoga (which was originally used by Indian warriors as a conditioning method!)

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Bodyweight Training Supercharges Endurance. Kiss the treadmill goodbye. High rep Bodyweight Training will build real endurance WHILE you build great looking muscle!

 

 

 

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p)<{color:#000;}. Bodyweight Training Gets You Fit On A Budget. Apart from some instruction (which you are reading right now) you can train without any added expense at all. Need to save money? Now you can get fit without going near a gym unless you choose too.

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Bodyweight Training Builds Toughness. Truth be told, the toughest guys in the world train following Bodyweight Training almost exclusively. Military elite units and special

 

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forces, boxers, wrestlers and mixed martial artists – even inmates in the world’s most dangerous prisons. Bodyweight Training will make you fit, healthy and tough too!

 

 

 

Well let’s get into it, I’m very happy to have you here reading our guide, where I’ll do my best to open your eyes to a whole new approach to achieving your fitness goals. Be prepared to think a bit out of the box and you may never want to lift a weight again. The best body of your life awaits!

 

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CHAPTER 1 – THE SECRET HISTORY OF

 

 

BODYWEIGHT TRAINING

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve already touched on the fact that the majority of the fitness “powers that be” would prefer that Bodyweight Training were brushed over and ignored in favor of much less potent conditioning ideas. The inarguable fact is that no other strength and conditioning method has such a shining history of effectiveness. Going all the way back to ancient times and lasting until today.

 

 

Don’t take my word for it. Here’s some historical

 

highlights of Bodyweight Training…

 

 

 

  • The Indian Wrestling Cults. Did you know Indian wrestling as a sport (and near religion) goes back thousands of years? Approaching modern MMA in its mix of grappling and striking, Indian wrestlers developed extensive libraries of Bodyweight Training exercises, some revived in the last decade or so outside of India like the Hindu pushup and Hindu squat which we will touch on

 

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later in our guide. The physical prowess of Indian wrestlers is legendary with well documented programs that included over 500 push ups and 1000 squats a day, six days a week!

 

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. The Spartan Warriors. If you’ve ever seen a statue or painting of a Spartan warrior you will probably have seen that the movie “300” was right on the mark with their depiction of the Spartan physique. The Spartans lifted no weights, but trained using advanced Bodyweight Training methods which left them with a still lasting reputation of being some of the finest physical specimen to ever walk the earth.

 

 

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p)<{color:#000;}. The Roman Gladiator. A distant cousin of the Spartan, Roman Gladiators employed similar training programs brought to them from the Greeks. Their results were equally impressive.

 

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Charles Atlas and the American Physical Culturalists. The idea of building a healthy, great looking and powerful body first reignited in modern days at the start of the 1900’s. Probably the most popular and well known of

 

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these fitness enthusiasts was the legendary Charles Atlas. Charles, along with most of his contemporaries, were dedicated Bodyweight Training advocates and built insanely well developed and athletically capable bodies. Google Charles Atlas, Earle Liederman, Jack Lalanne or other fitness gurus of their era and marvel at what they were able to achieve minus weights, anabolic steroids, supplements or even advanced diet ideas!

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Modern Military Spec Ops. From the American Navy Seals to the British RAF and every special forces group in between has been built on a foundation of push ups, pull ups, crunches and so on. Very few indulge in much weight training. Can anyone really deny their high level of conditioning and life and death level of true functional fitness?

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Matt Furey and the New Breed of Bodyweight Training. In the early 2000’s a somewhat over the top fitness coach and author is credited by most as bringing back Bodyweight Training to the forefront of discussion and reviving a whole arsenal of lost exercises. Furey opened these doors and deserves more credit than he sometimes

 

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receives.

 

 

 

Now it should be clear you are about to follow in some very legendary footsteps when you dive into Bodyweight Training. Are you ready to carry on this proud fitness tradition? I think you absolutely have what it takes. Time to move forward!

 

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CHAPTER 2 – FIRST THINGS FIRST -

 

 

STRETCHING AND WARMING UP

 

 

 

 

 

No matter what type of training we engage in safety should always come first. Bodyweight training is no exception to this golden rule. After all when injured we can hardly train at all can we? So paying close attention to things like warming up and stretching before our training sessions ultimately leads us to getting stronger and fitter in no time at all. Pay close attention to this chapter. My suggestions are simple, but they should not be skipped or glossed over, trust me!

 

 

 

 

 

Bodyweight Training Warm Ups

 

 

 

Warming up for Bodyweight Training is much less complicated than some of the schemes you may be used to if you have done much weight lifting. Our goal is to get the blood flowing and raise our temperature before we do our light stretching. This helps make us more limber for

 

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our stretches and further reduces our chance of injury.

 

 

 

How you choose to do this is really a matter of personal choice, but I suggest you aim for the ten minute mark. A brisk walk or jog is what I choose to do most often, but if you prefer using the bike or a rowing machine that’s fine too. Many of my friends who are involved in combat sports go old school and jump rope or hit the punching heavy bag. As long as we accomplish the goal of getting our blood circulating and temperature rising without overdoing it feel free to choose which ever cardio method you prefer.

 

 

Stretching Tips and Ideas

 

 

 

Again warming up and stretching is a must before every workout session. After your ten minute warm up another ten minutes of stretching unless you have special needs to address will get the job done effectively.

 

 

  • Don’t Bounce in Your Stretches. Stretch calmly and with a slow and controlled effort. This will not only give you the best results, but all will avoid tearing any tight

 

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muscles. We are stretching to prevent injury NOT cause injury!

 

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Control Your Breathing. Erratic breathing can detract from the benefits of stretching. Exhale into your stretch and continue breathing full deep breaths as you maintain your stretch.

 

 

 

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p)<{color:#000;}. The Magic Thirty. Hold your stretches for thirty seconds. Research has shown this is the amount of time that offers the most benefit for the athlete.

 

 

 

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p)<{color:#000;}. Never Stretch into Pain. Stretching should NOT hurt. “No pain – no gain” may apply to other areas of training. It never, ever applies to stretching! Please don’t ignore this tip.

 

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Consider having a go at Yoga. Yoga can be a really awesome compliment to Bodyweight Training. The false impression that yoga is just for women is losing more ground every day, with Football and Rugby players, along with mixed martial artists all singing the praises of this ancient art form. Yoga can help you experience real

 

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health benefits along with flexibility. Combined with Bodyweight Training you can truly build the ideal body in the privacy of your own home with no equipment needed at all.

 

 

 

Between warming up and stretching you’ll be ready to train in twenty minutes. Give this twenty minutes the same attention you pay to the rest of your training and your body will thank you. It goes a long way towards becoming near injury proof!

 

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WEEK 2– THE MIRACLE OF THE

 

 

PUSHUP AND DIPS

 

 

 

 

 

A solid hard chest, horse shoe triceps and ripped abs too. Sky rocketing upper body power. Even bragging rights among friends. The pushup and its cousin the bodyweight dip offer all this and much more. If you had to choose only two exercises to perform this would be the first half (the second being pull ups of course!)

 

 

Exploring the Pushup

 

 

 

Used everywhere from the school yard, to the gym and dojo to the sand and dirt of special forces training camps the push up is rightly beloved as one of the simplest and best exercises we could ever perform. Embrace it.

 

 

Here’s some pushup tips to keep in mind.

 

 

 

  • Always use Proper Pushup Form. Many of us have picked up bad habits in the way we execute our pushups

 

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over the years. Here’s proper pushup form:

 

 

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Keep your self stiff and tight – including your abs.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Elbows at a forty five degree angle at the sides of your body.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Take a breath as you lower your chest to the floor.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Exhale as you press up.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Repeat.

 

 

 

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p)<{color:#000;}. Engage your Mind while doing Pushups. It’s helpful to visualize your palms exploding through the floor while doing your pushups as a means to building more explosive power.

 

 

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Raise your Feet for a Upper Chest Emphasis. Place your feet on a chair, bed or better yet a inflatable exercise ball to focus the emphasis of the pushup more greatly on the upper chest and shoulders. This can help develop a more pleasing physique by most accounts.

 

 

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p))<{color:#000;}. Don’t be Frightened to go High Volume. It’s not uncommon for Bodyweight Training enthusiasts to do 100, 250 or even 500 pushups every few days. Ignore

 

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those who cry about “over training” from Bodyweight training. This has proven to give fantastic results and is exactly the method used in modern military – and in prisons too, to build seriously hard and strong muscle!

 

 

Dynamic Dipping

 

 

 

After pushups our next powerful chest, triceps and really total upper body builder is the dip. How we choose to do dips depends on our strength levels, conditioning and what we have in our surroundings to perform our dips on.

 

 

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p)<{color:#000;}. Parallel Bar Dips. The traditional dip that requires the most starting strength to begin training with. With your hands on two bars (or handles) you dip your entire body and press it back up using your upper body power. Many school yards have parallel bars to dip from allowing you to train for free in the sun while forging a mighty upper body.

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Chair Dips. Putting your hands on a chair behind your back while your legs are extended and heels resting on a second chair (your body should be roughly “L” shaped)

 

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this offers a much easier dip version for those who find full dips too difficult.

 

 

 

  • The Atlas Dip. My personal favorite of the dips taken from the Golden Age strong man and physical culture guru Charles Atlas. Two chairs are placed in front of you about 20 inches apart depending on how wide your shoulders are. Place a hand on each chair seat while your body is extended behind you, feet on the floor. Perform pushups between the chairs. Atlas suggested way back in 1922 for his students to do at least 200 a day, working their way up to what he did – 500! This is a really superb exercise many modern trainers aren’t aware of. It can be a game changer in building a great looking chest, shoulders and triceps too! Try it and I think you will be impressed with your results.

 

 

With this information rejoice! A new chest is now right around the corner!

 

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CHAPTER 3 – PULL UP POWER

 

 

 

 

 

You should not consider yourself anywhere near being strong, fit or in shape if you can’t do a pull up. Thanks to the modern age of “all show – no go” fitness machines we’ve had at least a generation of trainers doing everything they can to avoid hitting the pull up bar. Pull downs, back machines, bands, on and on and on trying to “fix” a exercise that was never broke in the first place. We all know not to fix things that aren’t broke don’t we? If not we certainly should!

 

 

With that behind us many may start their Bodyweight Training journey with the need to build strength and power in their pull up ability. This will reap tremendous benefits – the more pull ups you do regularly the better you will look and feel. Ninety days of pull ups will likely leave you looking like an action movie star or superhero.

 

 

Follow these suggestions and you’ll be doing sets of twenty in no time!

 

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beyond your chin does little to add further to your back development. Instead consider your chin going over the bar as a good solid rep.

 

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Lose Body Fat. The leaner you are the better your pull up ability will become. Fat people don’t do many pull ups and pull up masters are very rarely (if ever) fat. When you set a goal of putting up massive numbers on the pull up bar it’s good encouragement in the quest to also get lean. One drive compliments the other quite nicely!

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Switch Up Your Grips. Okay technically speaking pull ups are when your palms are facing you. Chin ups are when your palms are facing away from you. Neutral grips are when you are using a bar that allows your palms to be facing each other. Do a few sets of each when you train upper body. This will help build your back from different angles and also do wonders for your grip strength!

 

 

There’s no better feeling than being able to hop up and grab the bar pounding out easy reps of pull ups. It’s a lost art even the big and strong in bodybuilding gyms are

 

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usually unable to manage. Put in smart and steady work and you’ll be leaving jaws open and fielding questions on how you built up your new found pull up power! Feel free to tell them about our guide.

 

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CHAPTER 4 – WHEELS OF STEELLEG

 

 

TRAINING WITHOUT WEIGHTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may have heard one of the ignorant claims that it’s impossible to build powerful and aesthetically pleasing looking legs without throwing half a ton on the leg press machine or squatting 500lbs. Never mind what that type of non-stop pounding often ends up doing to the knees. Ask anyone who has power lifted or follow exclusively heavy bodybuilding leg routines for over ten years if you don’t believe me. I guarantee many mention a knee surgery or two.

 

 

The great news is that legs respond exceptionally well to high rep training Bodyweight methods. Size, strength, endurance and shapeliness are all within reach doing the following bodyweight exercises alone. You will also be much more likely to stay injury free! Can’t beat that can you?

 

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builder where you should aim for as many reps as possible.

 

 

 

  • Jumping Jacks. I’m sure you remember these as a kid don’t you? Use jumping jacks as both a leg builder and cardio tool. Rather than reps, set an alarm clock for a certain time and try to beat it at each session. Don’t be surprised when your body fat quickly melts away as your lower body gets more toned and stronger. Those old gym teachers in physical education class seem to have had much more actionable knowledge than they often are given credit for… further proof that in the field of strength and conditioning newer is not always better. Sometimes falling back on old near forgotten methods represents the true cutting edge in building a new and better body!

 

 

 

 

 

All in all see for yourself what a great leg workout you can get using a few fairly simple exercises, focused with power and intensity while never touching a weight or stepping on a machine. After you do, try your best not to laugh in the face of the next person sweating on the Stair

 

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Master or doing 150lb leg extensions. Once you are in on this secret and powerful fitness knowledge I can tell you it’s definitely tempting! But don’t forget we all have to start somewhere!

 

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CHAPTER 5 – BACK AND NECK BRIDGES

 

 

FROM THE WRESTLER’S TOOL BOX

 

 

 

 

 

It may not be the first thing people check out when you sun tan on the beach, but a strong lower back can save you all sorts of headaches in life. From making you less injury prone at work or protecting the spine if you engage in any hard contact sports, time spent training the lower back can be rightly thought of very much as a health insurance policy in all the best ways.

 

 

A Bodyweight Exercise from the wrestler’s tool box – the Back and Neck bridge offer us the best of the best lower back builders, once again completely ignored by mainstream trainers and fitness gurus. Never use one of those dumb back extension machines ever again!

 

 

Here’s some thoughts concerning the Wrestler’s Bridge…

 

 

 

  • Try to Get a First Hand Lesson in Bridging. It’s important before you try to do your first back bridge to

 

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ideally get a lesson from someone with bridging experience face to face. If this isn’t possible take the tips from this guide, read a bit further on the internet and watch some of the many YouTube demonstrations before you try your first go at it. When done correctly they are more than safe, but having a clear visual lesson on the proper technique is a must just to be sure no mistakes are made.

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Start with Wall Walks. Stand with your back to a wall roughly two feet away. Arch your back and slowly and securely wall walk down with your hands continuing to arch your back. This will condition your lower back for full floor wrestler’s bridges in a short time.

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Back Bridge Details. The wrestler’s back bridge is when you arch your back and your bodyweight is on your palms. Hold for time.

 

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Neck Bridge Details. The wrestler’s neck bridge is when you arch your back and your bodyweight in on your forehead and neck. Also hold for time.

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Shoot for Duration NOT for Reps. With bridging you are aiming to hold the bridge for longer and longer times at full extension, rather than working for reps. This builds tremendous strength, makes your stabilizer muscles powerful and even helps to develop supreme will power and force of mind. Using a small stop watch or kitchen timer is the best way to increase time under pressure without having to distract yourself counting.

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Always Stretch After Doing Bridges. It’s a great habit to get into doing “toe touch” leg stretches after back bridging to make sure you are conditioning both sides of your muscles as a injury prevention measure. Take around five minutes (or more if you’d like) to engage in stretching after your back and neck bridges.

 

 

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p)<{color:#000;}. Skip if You Have Previous Back Injuries. If you have prior lower back issues either skip the wrestler’s bridges or get your Doctor’s okay before you dive in. Remember safety always comes first!

 

 

Pushups, pull ups, back bridges. Bodyweight Training is very much akin to old school fight training. It’s real hard

 

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once you get momentum going to not feel like you’re preparing for a prize fight and that’s a great thing.

 

 

 

Our challenges may not be in a ring, but a fighting spirit and strong and healthy body makes all of life’s obstacles much easier to overcome. I can tell you that much from hard earned personal experience!

 

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CHAPTER 6 – CORE OF STEEL

 

 

 

 

 

Bodyweight Training has huge advantages over other training methodologies in many areas. The most shining of them is an area that’s dear to nearly everyone interested in getting into great shape – developing a ripped and powerful core.

 

 

Let’s be clear – no other style of training will give you six pack abs as quickly and with as extra little effort as Bodyweight Training.

 

 

 

Bodyweight Training is the perfect storm for getting the perfect core.

 

 

 

There’s many reasons for this – first and foremost your abs and lower back are trained in nearly all of your major training movements. Pushups, pull ups, Bodyweight squats – they all help build their target muscles groups while also as a bonus carve out your six pack. How’s that for win / win?

 

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Say good bye to the endless reps on the stupid abdominal crunch that never produced any results anyway. I doubt you’ll miss it!

 

 

 

Here’s a look at some Core Bodyweight Training exercises that shouldn’t be neglected on your path to the abs of your dreams…

 

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. The V Up. Also called by old school Bodyweight training enthusiasts the “Atlas sit up.” Lay on your back with your legs fully extended and curl your upper body up while also bringing up your legs. Touch finger tips to toes. This can be somewhat difficult if you are a bit out of shape – if so start with normal floor crunches and sit ups until a bit more core strength is developed. Just be sure to add the V ups as soon as possible they are more than worth the effort.

 

 

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p)<{color:#000;}. Leg Raises. Hanging from a pull up bar (which will also build your grip strength) raise your legs to a “L” position using your lower ab muscles. Beginners feel free to start by doing knee rather than full extended leg raises until more strength is built. Many fail to achieve a six or eight

 

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pack simply because they’ve neglected their lower abs.

 

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Plank. Lay in push up position. Come up on elbows and forearms keeping your body straight tightening your abs as if you were about to be punched in the stomach. Hold for time – twenty seconds in a good start, working up to sets of sixty seconds or more.

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Side Plank. Perhaps the best overall exercise for building powerful obliques. Lie on your side and come up on your elbow keeping your body tight and in a straight line, tightening your core again as if preparing for a punch to the stomach. Hold for time.

 

 

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p<{color:#000;}. Mountain Climbers. This is a powerful total body exercise with an emphasis on abs. It is also hugely effective as a cardio technique. Go into push up position. Press up and stay up. Alternate bringing knees to chest as quickly as possible. Go for time and expect to break a serious sweat. Mountain climbers are a true warrior’s exercise – if you want a body that looks like something out of the movie 300 throw it all into your mountain climbers!

 

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CHAPTER 7 – DIET IDEAS AND HOW TO

 

 

SET UP YOUR SCHEDULE

 

 

 

 

 

 

What follows are two areas that are pretty wide open for Bodyweight Trainers to put their own personal spin on things. Diet and how to set up your schedule. I’ll give you my own ideas, but your own lifestyle and individual needs may call for something a bit different. Either way Bodyweight Training as described in this Guide will get the job done much more efficiently than any Crunch Fitness circuit of machine training ever will!

 

 

Broad But Effective Diet Ideas

 

 

 

Your diet is dictated by just what type of shape you are in now and what your end goals are. If you are too fat and looking to get lean obviously your diet strategy is not going to be in line with someone who is a tooth pick and looking to put on mass.

 

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10. Choice of Ab exercise. 3 sets.

 

 

 

  • “B” Days. Rest – light stretching possibly cardio depending on level of fatigue and need to cut body fat.

 

 

 

Now this is hardly the only choice of how you can set up your Bodyweight Training sessions – you can choose to do your split according to body parts or by some other criteria, but this simple schedule sky rockets metabolism and conditioning levels in everyone I’ve ever seen use it. Think outside the box and give it a shot before you try something else. I think you will be seriously glad you did!

 

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CONCLUSIONTHE MIND AS A MUSCLE

 

 

(POSITIVE THINKING AND GOAL

 

 

SETTING)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before we end our Guide I’m going to reveal what may be the biggest secret of them all when it comes to developing the body of your dreams. It’s not exclusive to Bodyweight Training, though it does apply to our beloved form of fitness as much or more so than any of the other many methods.

 

 

The secret?

 

 

 

That no matter what your are doing, how hard you are training and how well you are eating and supplementing – if your Mind is not working with you rather than against you, you will never be living up to your fitness potential.

 

 

Your Mind is a muscle – the most important muscle of

 

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them all in fact when it comes to getting fit!

 

 

 

How can we get our Mind working with us rather than against us while Bodyweight Training? Read on and find out…

 

 

  • The Power of Positive Thinking

 

 

 

Now I’m not trying to go all New Age on you, but facts are facts – when you think positively you are much more likely to accomplish or surpass your physical goals than when you are drenched in negativity. This is why professional athletes engage in rabid levels of positive self talk before an event and some even use sports hypnosis to implant positive thoughts in their minds to give them every edge possible. You’ve never heard of anyone engaging in negative self talk before a big Olympic event have you? Of course not.

 

 

How can we take advantage of this in our training? The simplest way is to first try to block out negative thoughts as best we can whenever they pop in our heads. By following these with a simple affirmation like “Every day I

 

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am getting stronger, faster, healthier, more attractive and smarter” we really set the foundation for success. Saying the affirmation in a mirror first thing in the morning a few times in front of the mirror as well as before going to sleep at night will pay off huge dividends too!

 

 

At first you may feel a bit silly when you use your affirmations. I know I did. Once you see how well they work, however, I guarantee you will join me in respecting their power!

 

 

  • Goal Setting and Bodyweight Training

 

 

 

When you set clear and achievable fitness goals (preferably writing them down) you are programming your subconscious mind to join in the fight to get you fit. While Bodyweight Training invest in an inexpensive notebook to use as a journal and be sure to write down weekly, monthly and quarterly training goals.

 

 

Are you doing 20 pushups in a set now, but would like to be up to 35 in a set by the end of the month? Write it

 

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down!

 

 

 

Is your goal to lose twenty pounds of fat in the next ninety days? Write it down!

 

 

 

As long as these goals are realistic and achievable you will find yourself achieving many more of them before you began to goal set. It’s the way mind works and we should use it to our advantage whenever possible.

 

 

There two simple tactics can get your Mind on board as the most important muscle of them all. Expect tremendous results!

 

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P.S. FOR THE ELITE TRAINERADVANCED BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our bonus chapter! Are you ready to try some more advanced Bodyweight Training exercises? These are great for after you establish a strength and fitness foundation and are ready to take things to the next level.

 

 

The idea Bodyweight Training is just for fitness newbies and the inexperienced is so far from true it’s laughable. If anyone ever tells you that, challenge them to get their butt off the leg press and have a battle of Burpees. Or to leave the Lat Pulldown alone and try to do a Muscle Up. Should they accept prepare to have a huge laugh at their expense!

 

 

Incorporate these Advanced Bodyweight Training Exercises into your routine and the world better beware!

 

 

  • The Burpee. The Burpee is a favorite total body

 

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conditioning exercise as well as cardio builder. Beloved by American and British Special Forces as well as maximum security prisoners (!!!) world wide. When you can do 500 in a row you are officially approaching superhuman.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Stand up straight feet shoulder width apart.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Drop into a squat.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Kick feet back into a push up position.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Lower into push up.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Push back up.

 

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p)<>{color:#000;}. Kick feet into bottom squat position, explode upward into a jump extending arms overhead.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Repeat.

 

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  • The Hindu Pushup. Also called the Dand this is an exercise that built explosive power in Indian wrestlers for a thousand years. It’s now used by mixed martial artists who are addicted to the total body workout it provides. One of my favorites.

 

 

1. Feet on the floor hand in pushup position form a “V” with body. This resembles Downward Facing Dog if you are familiar with yoga.

 

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p)<>{color:#000;}. Lower yourself down elbows tucked in as if you were ducking under a rope.

 

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p)<>{color:#000;}. Immediately curl up your spine as if you were coming up on other side of rope.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Return to start position.

 

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p)))<>{color:#000;}. Hindu pushups are similar to dive bomber pushups which you may have seen at one time or another.

 

 

I saved the toughest for last…

 

 

 

  • The Muscle Up Pullup. Make no mistake when you start pounding out Muscle Ups you are officially a Bodyweight Training master. It takes many fit trainers YEARS to get their first full Muscle Up. If you apply yourself and hit your Pull ups and Dips without fail it won’t take you nearly as long, When you are ready here’s how they are done:

 

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p))))<>{color:#000;}. Do a normal pull up, but end as high as possible. Ideally the bar should be touching your waste.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Kick (or “kip” to use a CrossFit term) your legs to give you added momentum if necessary. However you make it the goal is to get your body on top of the bar!

 

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p)<{color:#000;}. Immediately do a press up as if you were on dip bars. Lock out your elbows for a second and look at your amazed admirers.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Dip down and up again.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Return to bottom pull up position.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Repeat. If you can!

 

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p)))<>{color:#000;}. Put video on YouTube. You are now a Bodyweight Training Jedi!

 

 

 

There’s plenty more where these come from, but after the basics in our Guide and these extras to look forward to I think you will be busy for quite some time. Nothing feels better than being able to master your own body and I wanted to say thanks for letting me be your coach for the process.

 

 

Stay fit! I’ll be in touch soon!


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