Bodyweight training is one of the best ways to execute a full-body workout that will help you tone and strengthen your body and get in the best shape of your life. There are a variety of ways to approach doing bodyweight training such as doing squats, push ups, pull ups, planks, and step ups. All of these are great, but if you really want to improve on your bodyweight workouts the Total Gym ELEVATE will help you do so.
Here are some benefits of performing bodyweight workouts on the Total Gym ELEVATE:
Intermuscular coordination is the term that describes how all of the muscles and joints in your body are designed to work together. One of the benefits of bodyweight training is that it can function to improve coordination between all the joints and muscles in your body. When doing isolation training with weights it’s possible place too much force on one particular joint or muscle group which could lead to injury. However, bodyweight strength training allows many muscles to work together at once which reduces the risk of injury while improving intermuscular coordination.
Your muscles are designed to control physical forces within your body, your muscles lengthen in response when there is an applied force and shorten to produce the force necessary for movement. Performing bodyweight exercises can help improve how your muscles function to control the effects that gravity has on your body. Since gravity is constantly pulling you to the ground; strength training with your body weight works to improve muscle force production which can help mitigate the effects of the downward pressure.
Your joints are designed to aid in mobility and create stability. For example, your ankles, hips, and upper spine all work to allow motion in your legs while the knees, lumbar spine, and shoulder blades function to provide stability by limiting certain movements.
Bodyweight training can be effective for helping to stabilize your joints while simultaneously allowing your mobile joints to increase in mobility.
Bodyweight movements help improve joint range of motion while simultaneously lengthening the muscle tissue. Both of these factors are necessary in order to increase flexibility and reduce the risk of overuse injuries.
This one may surprise a lot of people but bodyweight exercises aren’t just great for strength training, but can also provide a full cardio workout. The reason for this is the more muscles involved in an exercise the greater the demand is for oxygen. When more oxygen is required, the heart has to work harder to pump blood to the working muscles which creates a cardio workout.
Bodyweight exercises that use a lot of muscles and are performed for a high number of repetitions are a great form of cardio exercise.
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