I absolutely love bodyweight training! I would choose some type of push-up over a barbell or dumbbell press any day of the week. Bodyweight training is so underrated and under-appreciated, it’s not even funny. Many fitness experts preach that you cannot build muscle just from bodyweight training alone. I tend to agree to a certain extent, but only if all you do is bang out 25 push-ups and 100 sit-ups each set.
But answer this question…What is the difference between a 3 rep max bench press and a 3 rep max hand stand push up?
Your body can’t tell the difference between a barbell, a dumbbell, a kettlebell or its own body weight. It only knows how hard it needs to contract in order to move the resistance.