Although weight training is undoubtedly the best way to build muscle, if you don’t want to go to the gym, or buy a set of weights, there are some excellent bodyweight exercises that can do the job almost as well. And bodyweight exercises have the added advantage of being very natural movements to perform, as well as being much easier on the joints than conventional weight training.
But you can’t just do basic exercises, such as push-ups, inverted rows and sit-ups, for increasingly higher reps and expect to get big and strong. That won’t work. What you need to do is progress to more advanced movements that require a high degree of full body tension, and that you can only do for about 6–12 reps. By doing that, you’ll be able to dramatically increase your muscle size, and gain exceptional strength too. Continue Reading →