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Bodyweight workout routines don’t get enough credit for what they actually do. Its a common misconception that if your not putting up massive weights your not doing much and not really growing. To put it in perspective here’s a hypothetical question for you: How much could Bruce Lee squat? Better yet how much could he bench?
The answer: Who knows and Who cares?
The point is you don’t need to lift heavy iron all the time to get an incredible muscular physique. Instead, guys like Bruce Lee or someone as ripped as him has trained with only the weight of their own bodies. As a result of all those bodyweight workout routines, a martial artists like Bruce Lee developed supernatural proprioception, incredible muscle endurance, and eventually his legendary explosive strength.
Do you know any bodybuilders that can decimate an opponent with a one inch punch? No. They can barely touch their shoulders. All kidding aside much of your fitness and growth isn’t so much a competition of how much you can bench or squat. Although many gym rats insists on it being a competition that will lead to injury. Instead its about feeling your best and changing your body to reflect that.
So with that in mind with these three workouts, you’ll be able to lay a rock solid foundation for all-around, practical strength. Best of all, you don’t really need much equipment just a ab wheel and swiss ball.
Here are three bodyweight workouts. Incorporate all three workouts into your regular fitness regimen and be sure to master each of them before moving on to heavy weights.