body weight training

Using Body Weight: The Cheapest Way to Train

Body-weight training is trending this new year and for good reason.

It has a lot of factors that line up with a modern mindset: it’s free, easy to learn and quick to implement. It’s versatile, able to target different parts of the body which need improving and can (most likely) be performed from wherever you are reading this blog. Using solely the weight of your own body as resistance, you can start building and maintaining the muscle necessary to keep your body healthy and your posture proper.

Here are some benefits of body weight training:

  • Increase relative strength, or your strength in relation to your own body size.

  • Increase reactive strength, or your ability to stretch and contract your muscles. 

  • Boosts circulation and improving the range of motions in joints.

Basic types of body-weight training include: 

  • Push-ups
  • Planking
  • Squats 
  • Lunges
  • Pull-ups

At our office in Dunedin, we can show you how body-weight workouts align with chiropractic principles regarding total wellness. The great thing about body weight training is that it is adaptable to any fitness level- no matter how much you weigh, or how little you work out, we can design a plan that will challenge you and help you strengthen the parts of the body that really matter for longevity. Our objectives are to help you find better balance and increase core strength to help with posture, move with less pain and improve circulation to the brain and body.

Dr. Chris Hayes, D.C. 

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