You can build muscle without weights . The vast majority of
people can add a good deal of muscle mass to their bodies without the
use of weight lifting equipment. In this article we will take a closer look
at the benefits of building muscles without the use of weights. We will
look at two specific ways to bulk up without weights. And we will show
you some specific exercises that will help you increase the size of your
muscles with no weights involved.
Why would you want to build muscle without weights? Safety is one
reason. Many weightlifting exercises should be done with a spotter. The
job of a spotter is to monitor and assist the lifter. If you were doing
bench presses, the spotter would make sure you did not get
trapped beneath the bar after one too many presses. But if you are
exercising alone, there is no spotter. Many people feel safer exercising
without weights so that they do not find themselves in such a situation.
A second reason folks would want to build their muscles without
weights is that they simply do not have a weight set. Maybe they have
no place to store the weights or do not want to go to the expense of
buying a bunch of weights. Thirdly, maybe they just like exercising
without the hassle of always changing weights. They can move from
exercise to exercise more quickly and get a cardiovascular benefit during
Two ways you can build muscle without weights are by exercising using
your body weight and by exercising with resistance bands. Your body
can provide a lot of resistance when you exercise. When you do pushups
your arms and chests are pushing a lot of weight. When you do pullups
you are using your entire body as resistance.
Resistance bands are large rubber tubes that can substitute for weights.
They come in many different shapes and sizes. With resistance bands
you can more effectively exercise the whole muscle range and get a good
burn. The bands are great for exercises such as arm curls and overhead
presses. With a little imagination, you can do almost any exercise with
resistance bands that you could do with free weights.
In order to get a really great workout without weights, consider
combining both body weight exercises with resistance band exercises.
That way you will get the best of both systems.
Here is a simple exercise program that uses both bands and body weight as resistance.
You could do pushups, pullups, squats, abdominal crunches, and lunges
using your body as resistance. Bicep curls, overhead curls,
overhead presses, toe raises, and bent over rows could all be done with
the resistance bands. A simple exercise program like this could help
many people build muscle mass. It is not a program intended for serious
bodybuilders. It is a program that could serve the needs of people who
just want to get in better shape in their everyday lives.
There are endless ways you can build muscle without weights. The
exercise program I have outlined above is just an example. Experiment
with different workout routines and find the one that is right for you.