Bodyweight Exercises for Real Hypertrophy
The idea that bodyweight exercises can build muscle might seem foreign to some people. After all, most people’s concept of bodyweight exercises are the stuff you see on cheesy workout DVDs.
The truth is, bodyweight exercises can be extremely effective for building muscle, when done correctly. Muscles respond to force. When you lift weights, your body generates force to fight against resistance and create tension. That’s how the process of hypertrophy (muscle growth) begins.
But what if you don’t have access to weights? Can you still create enough resistance and tension to build muscle? Absolutely. Here are some key bodyweight exercises you can do anywhere, anytime to help you build muscle. Then we’ll dig into the science.