You certainly can use bodyweight exercise for fat loss, and to improve your overall conditioning levels … but if you know how to set up your workouts right, you can also use it for gaining size and strength.
I’ve been doing it myself and with my personal training clients for years, and we are experiencing some TREMENDOUS results … all while saving the joints, and in far less training time than you would think.
Here’s a sample workout to help you gain size and strength with bodyweight only training:
20 Minute Bodyweight Workout for Size and Strength
Set your timer for 20 minutes. Resting as needed but as little as possible, complete as many rounds as possible of:
5 one leg squats / leg (elevated on box)
5 chin ups
Body Weight Strong is a 12 week body weight only training plan designed to help you gain size and strength – with just your own body weight!
Instead of the typical high-rep, conditioning-based fat loss stuff, this program will help you get strong, lean, and work up to cool moves like the pistol squat, one arm push ups, handstand push ups, and more.
Check it out at the link below: