Bodyweight Trends – Control is the ultimate goal!

by | Jul 4, 2013 | 0 comments

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The Bodyweight training movement is becoming increasingly popular because of its recognised benefits in evenly conditioning the body, which positively impacts joints and both easy accessibility and availableness. The movement encourages participates to use their body as a gym, replying on the bodies own natural weight to condition and tone the physique.Calisthenics or bodyweight training programmes are far superior to exercises which just build muscle because real strength is supported by the nervous system and therefore workouts need to target not just muscles but also tendons, ligaments and joints.

Furthermore, we are seeing trends emerge within the bodyweight training movement that are becoming increasingly recognised or at least deserve greater awareness. Many of us will have seen the viral phenomenon of Street Workouts, astonishingly showing individuals capable of exerting their bodies into a human flat – horizontally holding their bodies out from an apparatus such as a lamp post or similar apparatus. Street workout represent just one trend emerging and this article aims to give an insight into the different trends emerging on the bodyweight seen.

Street Workout

Street Workout makes use of public spaces for their workouts, which makes exercising cost effective, social and accessible. Typical Street Workouts are combinations of calisthenics, athletics, and gymnastics which sees the individual using facilities such as walls and polls commonly found in parks. Street Workout is a training regimes that allows you to be creative, anytime, anywhere.

The number of views which can be seen on this YouTube clip communicates just how impressive Bodyweight trainers who specialise in street workouts are seen to be. The training comes down to their down to their demonstration of strength, power, control, to symbolise status. Guaranteed street workouts will get you in shape whilst also being loads of fun.

Animal Flow calisthenics brought to you by Global Bodyweight training, takes potential human capabilities back to its animalistic routes – where the body is used for hunting, climbing, stalking and chasing. This primal workout is a combination of gymnastics, breakdancing, parkour and is all linked together with a ‘freestyle flow of fluid movement’ resulting in an incredible workout. Any workout that is inspired and influenced by nature and the environment is likely to provide a more beneficial full body workout. Such a workout ensures that the body is achieving an all overwork out, which also means your body is burning more calories contributing to fat loss. Success! Moving your body through multiple planes of movement contributes to joint mobility, strength, flexibility, endurance and joint lubrication. Equinox has released a fantastic short piece of film that visually communicates the theory behind the programme – this is seen by a man taking the persona of a hunting animal – a lion maybe – and prowling, running, pouncing, through the forest. In reality the exercise is carried out through following a series of movements which seeks for the individual to control their body through the movements of changing direction and body position. Control is the ultimate goal.

Dr Perry at ‘Stop Chasing Pain’ has written a fantastic blog on the benefits of Animal Flow Training and why they matter and is definitely worth a read. In brief, the benefits identified include a decrease in stress put on the joints from lifting heavy weights which also decreases the likeliness of injury; body brain connection heightens which assists the individual with everyday activities, more stable, stronger, injury resistant joints, fat loss and increased energy levels. The workout is ideal for anyone at any level of fitness because the workout is a series of progressions which can be mastered and carried though.

Benefits: creates a very strong and functional build. It’s about the flow of movement, the balance and agility of movement.

Check out Animal flow right here!

The Movement Athlete Academy – Our PICK

The Movement Athlete program stands out as a revolutionary approach to fitness and calisthenics training, offering a unique blend of personalized guidance, adaptive programming, and cutting-edge technology. At its core, this program is designed to empower individuals of all fitness levels to unlock their full potential and achieve their fitness goals with precision and efficiency.

What sets The Movement Athlete program apart is its emphasis on personalization. Unlike traditional one-size-fits-all training plans, this program takes into account each individual’s unique strengths, weaknesses, and progression rates. Through a comprehensive assessment process, participants receive a tailored training plan that is specifically crafted to address their needs and goals. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced athlete, the program adapts to your current fitness level, ensuring that you’re always challenged and making progress at the right pace.

Central to The Movement Athlete program is its use of advanced technology to enhance the training experience. Leveraging AI algorithms and data-driven insights, the program continuously analyzes your performance and adjusts your training plan accordingly. This dynamic approach ensures that your workouts remain effective and optimized for maximum results. Additionally, the program provides detailed feedback and progress tracking tools, allowing you to monitor your improvement over time and stay motivated on your fitness journey.

Another key feature that makes The Movement Athlete program special is its holistic approach to fitness. Rather than focusing solely on building strength or mastering specific exercises, the program encompasses a wide range of fitness components, including mobility, flexibility, balance, and coordination. By addressing these elements in conjunction with strength training, participants develop a well-rounded fitness foundation that enhances overall performance and reduces the risk of injury.

Overall, The Movement Athlete program stands as a beacon of innovation in the fitness industry, offering a comprehensive and personalized approach to calisthenics training. With its emphasis on individualized programming, adaptive technology, and holistic fitness development, this program empowers participants to unleash their full potential and achieve lasting success in their fitness journey.

The best part – you can get started for FREE with their assessment and personalised training plan.

Are there any other workouts you are following at the moment? What is hot? You tell us!



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