Do Body-Weight Exercises Really Work?

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Do you need a gym membership to have a smoking hot body? No, no you don't. Body-weight exercises work well to develop powerful arms, strong legs, and a beautiful torso, just like you see on NFL-great Herschel Walker.

Herschel Walker's story is all about body weight exercises, and his body is proof that anyone can find fitness without the expense of going to a gym. What this means for most of us is that there are no more excuses.

What Are Body-Weight Exercises

The term body-weight exercises may sound like a complicated mess, but it is anything but that. In fact, most of us are quite familiar with body-weight exercises despite the flashy name.

Have you done pushups? Pushups are one of the top body-weight exercises. Herschel Walker combined pushups with sit-ups as his core exercises. On full-blown workout days, he would do 5000 or more sit-ups and pushups. That's a lot of effort, and that effort is why the 53 year-old Olympic bobsledder looks so good today.

Other body-weight exercises include pull-ups, squats or dips. How easy are all of these exercises to do at home? Herschel added cardio to his routine by sprinting and running, both of which helped his body to sustain several athletic careers.

Beyond Exercise

While Herschel Walker's body is amazing, a beautiful body is not achieved by exercise alone. What we eat, how much we eat, and our food choices impact how we look. Diet and exercise are two parts of the same coin. They are an investment in your health, your shape, and your quality of life.

If you are ready to improve your health, your body, and the quality of your life, then consider how diet and body-weight exercises can benefit you. The Metabolic Research Center is an excellent resource for people of all ages, body sizes, and level of health. Stop by and check out our programs today.


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