It’s no secret that we feel that skill development and body control exercises are how you should spend the majority of your training time.
We’ve developed helpful teaching methods for our blend of exercises that have been inspired by martial arts, gymnastics, yoga, and acrobatic skills. Our students and clients have given us great feedback about their gains and improvements and also data for how to adjust and modify the training for their needs.
One of the issues that we’ve heard from people over the years is the seeming difficulty of measuring progress with bodyweight training.
The benefits of bodyweight training are numerous: from increased body awareness and coordination, to strength and flexibility gains in ways quite a bit different from weight and machine training. Moving yourself around in unusual angles and with harder leverages creates strength and flexibility in the best way possible.
You learn to have powerful and graceful control of your body in a lot of different situations.
But measuring progress with bodyweight training isn’t as straightforward as it is with weight training.
With weights and machines, if you’ve added a few pounds or a plate, you know you’ve progressed, but after some time of practicing bodyweight skills there can be a long period of time before you get another repetition. That’s just the way it is, otherwise it wouldn’t be too long until you could do 100 pullups in a row!
Thankfully, there are other ways to measure your improvements and it’s much more than someone yelling at you to do the same thing over and over again until something happens!