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    What are the Best Body Weight Routines?

    After years of trying different routines/ programs such as bro splits, upper lower splits, 5x5, Madcow 5x5, and other common programs I've decided that I'd really like to make a serious push at body weight training.

    I saw Kinobody has a course, but I'd love to score something for free if possible but honestly I haven't found much for decent body weight programs. Any advice?
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    Why? To my mind this just seems like: after years of using a hammer to bang in nails, I'm going start using a rock.

    Resistance is resistance - but freeweights are more easily adjustable and versatile. I don't see any upside of bodyweight unless you don't have access to equipment.
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    Why? To my mind this just seems like: after years of using a hammer to bang in nails, I'm going start using a rock.

    Resistance is resistance - but freeweights are more easily adjustable and versatile. I don't see any upside of bodyweight unless you don't have access to equipment.
    I'm a some what bigger guy (not fat or chunky) that would get decent resistance from my own body weight. Also, I'd love to be able to do 30+ pull ups, muscle ups, handstand push ups, etc. I'm not against traditional styles of training I just think it's way more impressive to do things like one arm pull ups, walk on your hands, muscle ups, pistol squats etc than benching 225 for endless reps or squatting 405 for reps. Not to mention the type of physique body weight training can give you. Gymnasts for example.
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    I don't buy that there is a difference in the look achieved. You could easily target the exact same muscles using free weights (and/or weighted pullups).

    However, if you want to get good at particular movements for whatever reason, that's your choice, the obvious answer is to do those more.
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    Originally Posted by ycpspartan View Post
    After years of trying different routines/ programs such as bro splits, upper lower splits, 5x5, Madcow 5x5, and other common programs I've decided that I'd really like to make a serious push at body weight training.

    I saw Kinobody has a course, but I'd love to score something for free if possible but honestly I haven't found much for decent body weight programs. Any advice?
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    I don't buy that there is a difference in the look achieved. You could easily target the exact same muscles using free weights (and/or weighted pullups).

    However, if you want to get good at particular movements for whatever reason, that's your choice, the obvious answer is to do those more.
    I agree with you in regards to the potential physique it's just that at this point in my life body weight movements are simply a new territory for me to conquer. It's something new and fun for me to try.
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    Originally Posted by ycpspartan View Post
    I'm a some what bigger guy (not fat or chunky) that would get decent resistance from my own body weight. Also, I'd love to be able to do 30+ pull ups, muscle ups, handstand push ups, etc. I'm not against traditional styles of training I just think it's way more impressive to do things like one arm pull ups, walk on your hands, muscle ups, pistol squats etc than benching 225 for endless reps or squatting 405 for reps. Not to mention the type of physique body weight training can give you. Gymnasts for example.
    You don't think one arm pushups are that impressive?
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    Originally Posted by GeneralSerpant View Post
    You don't think one arm pushups are that impressive?
    I do I just didn't include them, my bad.
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    Originally Posted by DCSpartan View Post
    500 air squats followed by 2-3 hours of grappling exercises.

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    Fairly obvious, but pull-ups and dips are the bread and butter of bodyweight exercises.
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    Originally Posted by ycpspartan View Post
    I just think it's way more impressive to do things like one arm pull ups, walk on your hands, muscle ups, pistol squats etc than benching 225 for endless reps or squatting 405 for reps.
    I also find the performance more entertaining than the practicing.
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