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Bodyweight Training: A Return To Basics

Harrison, Jeffrey S CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181d5575c
Columns: One on One
Abstract

FOR CENTURIES, MAN HAS SOUGHT OUT THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHODS TO BUILD STRENGTH, VIGOR, AND VITALITY. OVER THE YEARS, METHODS HAVE EVOLVED, SOME HAVE VANISHED, AND SOME NEVER WENT AWAY, ALTHOUGH SOMETIMES NEGLECTED AND FORGOTTEN. THIS COLUMN HIGHLIGHTS THE ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES, AND TRAINING PROGRESSIONS TO ONE OF THE SIMPLEST METHODS OF TRAINING AND CONDITIONING KNOWN TO MAN, BODYWEIGHT TRAINING.

Author Information

Pottstown Health Club, Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey S. Harrison the general manager and director of Personal Training for Pottstown Health Club.

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