Best Bodyweight Exercises in a Weight Vest

Bodyweight Exercises Weight Vests

Men’s Health Your Body is your Barbell Review

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Your Body is Your Barbell by BJ Gaddour


You do not need a lot of expensive equipment and a gym membership to build an amazing body. It just takes the right program, bodyweight exercises with a weight vest, and effort. Plus some simple tools to amp up your results like the Hyper Vest PRO weight vest. Bodyweight exercises and weight vests go together in a winning combination. BJ Gaddour, who Men’s Health Magazine listed as one of the top 100 fittest men of all time, has written a definitive guide to show the amazing results you can get with bodyweight training.

BJ speaks with authority in this guide to using your body as your weight. He tells his football journey from learning four basic olympic lifts in eight grade to an addiction to the barbell and fast food. Over training with heavy lifting and over eating on a poor diet lead him to a downward path of knee injuries and surgery starting at 17. By the time he was a senior in college playing football, BJ had his fourth knee surgery and tried to come back after just 12 days. His knee collapsed at halftime at a game ending his football playing days.

While his experience caused a change in his approach to health and fitness, it did not stop his passion for fitness. As BJ describes it, he “took a step away from the barbell”, focusing on a simple bodyweight approach and movement training instead of bulking up muscles.

His education, passion and experience all build the foundation of this very well organized and detailed book. BJ starts with 8 basic bodyweight exercises and gives the reader an impressive number of variations on the theme of each exercise giving you progressions and variety. Next he builds 8 workouts using your bodyweight and gives expert advice on tailoring workouts to your specific goals. Whether your goal is strength, endurance, cardio or shredding fat, this book has you covered.

How does BJ recommend you take bodyweight training to a higher intensity? He says bodyweight exercises weight vests as a great method and says the Hyper Vest PRO weighted vest from Hyperwear is the best weight vest for bodyweight training – BUY YOURS HERE.

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