Top 5 Bodyweight Exercise MISTAKES – (STOP Doing These – Build Muscle!!)

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People that say you can’t build muscle with bodyweight exercises are either not using the right exercises or are using the wrong bodyweight workout. In this video, I’ll show you 5 of the biggest mistakes you can make with bodyweight training and exercises and more importantly, how you can fix them.

In order for a bodyweight exercise to be effective at building muscle it has to be able to create an overload on the muscles that are being worked. All too often, people will do insanity or other body weight exercises for high reps and get nothing more than a good burn out of them. That said, in order to put on muscle mass you need to follow the principle of muscle overload. Just like when using equipment and weights, you need to push yourself both to and through failure.

Also, people often think that the only way to put on muscle is by using weights for resistance. That is simply not true. In fact, your muscles do not know whether you are using barbells, dumbbells, cables, bands or just your own bodyweight. All they know is resistance! Bodyweight is resistance, and used properly can be way more than an adequate stimulus for building muscle.

Next, guys forget that the amount of work done in a bodyweight workout is determined by the weight that you are using and the distance that it moves! Realizing that your bodyweight won’t change during a workout, the only thing you can do to make the exercise harder is to make the distance longer. You can do this through things like one and a half reps, as shown in this video.

You can also put on more muscle with bodyweight exercises and workouts by eliminating the momentum from your movements. By simply pausing at the bottom of each rep, you force your muscles to have to generate all the force required to move your own bodyweight without relying on the elastic momentum you would normally get through weighted exercises.

As you can see, it’s definitely possible to build muscle with bodyweight workouts and exercises. In this video, I just showed you how to build muscle with bodyweight exercises that you can now apply to any of the best body weight exercises. For a complete workout program to get you athletic, ripped muscle be sure to head to and get either the ATHLEAN-X workout program or the ATHLEAN Xero bodyweight only program.

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  2. I watch you in the regular. I love that you teach. I'm a somewhat me personal & group trainer. Im using your videos to help me train for a bikini competition this fall. Dont ever leave, I appreciate you.

  3. It seems like xero is a conditioning based workout and focuses on endless amount of reps

  4. I wanna see him with a shirt or t shirt. Just wondering if he'll ever wear something

  5. No mo is the way to go. Even just take a standard pushup and go so slow you take 10 seconds to go up and another 10 to go down and feel your arms absolutely quake after like, 5. Same with pullups, or even going up on your toes. A guy with absolute monster calves would do those at work.

  6. According to Einstein the faster you perform each rep the more your body mass, and thus your weight, increases. So I work out just below the speed of light.

  7. Help! I want to get in shape but have no clue where to start, I have no weights, no diet (don't have healthy foods), and I can't really get anything that I might need b/c of the lack of money and I'm only 15.

  8. Can you address yourself to guys AND girls…I am a 58-year-old woman who works out at a gym and look for your awesome hints to bring it!

  9. When i'm working out on bars, should i do sets like i do in gym or should i just do different exersices in a row, many times? (like pullups, tips, pushups and then repeat the same exersices in the same order)

  10. Neta que no me darรญa asco tener un cuerpo tan deforme lleno de pelotas de carne como las de este Pobre sujeto con cuello de tuberรญa de 15 pulgadas. Es una deformaciรณn asquerosa y antiestetica

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