I used to be the guy who never bothered with body weight training or calisthenics because I thought you couldn’t build much muscle with them. I figured there wasn’t much muscle building potential unless heavy weight was involved.
Of course, that all changed once I discovered Convict Conditioning and progressive calisthenics. At first, I thought, okay maybe there’s some muscle building potential here. However, over the years I’ve learned more about Fitness Independence and what’s most important in the quest for muscle and might. Along the way, I’ve discovered that not only is body weight training an effective muscle building discipline but it may also even be better than weights in some ways.
You may build even more muscle by including body weight training into your routine.
The Muscle building advantages of body weight are quite simple. Like all goals in fitness, building muscle rests entirely upon your ability to fulfill the 5 Delta Principles I outline in Fitness Independence. The more you fulfill these 5 principles the more gains you make. Body weight training makes it much easier to fulfill all 5.
So the formula is simple. The easier you can satisfy the 5 Delta Principles, the easier it will be for you to build muscle and strength. Simple.
Check out this week’s podcast where I detail what these principles are and why body weight training makes it easier to fulfill each one.