Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bodyweight Exercises for Executives

8 comments:

Franklin said...

Excellent video with very useful information for when I'm on the road. I always pack an ab wheel for a minimal workout of on the knees rollouts and back. Now with these additional BW exercises I can perform a complete circuit that hits everything .. great stuff!

Mike Pellicio said...

very nice, franz!

Franz Snideman said...

Franklin, thanks brother! Glad you liked it!

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Mike!

Are you doing the TSC?

Mike Pellicio said...

I plan to do the TSC, again, Franz. Plenty of time to get in shape!

Mike

gunther said...

That's a great resource Franz, thanks. I'm encouraged when I see trainers advocating bodyweight.
I have this idea that bodyweight exercises are the way to get me in the game (before adding any plates or kettlebells). Would you think that this is sound thinking?

I'm coming from a pretty much 'total beginner with a relative lack of movement' standpoint. Could you reccommend any entry level resources that teaches bodyweight progressions, with an emphasis on good biomechanical function as in your video there? (perhaps i'm wrong, but i'd view bodyweight chair dips as an example of an exercise that doesn't promote good biomechanical function, on account of the stress placed on the shoulder capsule)

Franz Snideman said...

Gunther,

Thanks for the comments. Agreed, BW exercises are a great place to start for many beginning fitness enthusiasts. However, I would not go as far to say that you should refrain form including barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells from your training routine. There are benefits from weights that you cannot get from pure BW Exercises alone.

The dip is a great exercise that seems to trouble many people. Done correctly (and assuming someone has a well functioning shoulder) the dip can safely be performed. It really depends on the person's prior medical history and their current health.

gunther said...

Thanks Franz, I appreciate the advice.