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Vicente: Body weight training

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THE human body is a living machine.

Training or going to the gym helps but what about this time, where gyms are still on a limited access or for some, it is not yet permitted to open. Other than improvising equipment, would it dazzle you if tell you that you have your own gym and that you even take it anywhere. Yes. It is true. And we fail to remember the basics that our body can be trained even without the aid of equipment.

Not that I'm trying to discourage everyone going to the gym, I am merely reminding everyone that in situations like this, exercise, workout or training, should not stop just because the gyms are closed.

Sustaining physical activity while gyms are closed is very important so as not to waste what you have started in the gym.

Body weight training is a very good method of training that anyone can do anywhere but it takes the proper knowhow of the vital exercises and the proper adjustments depending on the goal.

Just to simplify, commonly known exercises like push-ups and sit-ups can be used in the body weight training.

The key is the knowledge in modifying its execution to meet or adjust its effect, adding more repetitions to cover the needed resistance and difficulty, just like adding more plate to a barbell.

And because you are training at home or anywhere aside from the gym without the guidance of a certified trainer/coach, body weight training is safer than improvising equipment.

Body weight training is a low risk self-training method that lets anyone not lose the momentum built in gym training. But before getting into it, best to research more on the method for better understanding or better yet, ask someone that is knowledgeable about it.

One advocate even expressed that body weight training effect lasts longer, although maybe slower to attain but result is longer sustained.

Let us all keep safe and try to find ways to adapt so that we do not resort to stopping what we started.

Let us adhere with the protocols and still be mindful of innovations to keep doing what we are doing which is to keep on getting healthier through exercise!


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