While there are plenty of different methods and fitness equipment to choose from, bodyweight training still has advantages over traditional training options. Individual differences in size and strength make it difficult to construct strength-training machines to accommodate everyone’s needs and shape, but bodyweight training is always unique to that individual. It is also inexpensive, convenient because you don’t need anything and bodyweight exercises can be performed almost anywhere.
The biggest disadvantage to bodyweight training is that it is perceived as too easy for the experienced trainee and too hard for the beginner. However with a few simple tweaks, it is possible develop a bodyweight only training program to fit anyone’s needs. Perfect examples of exercises that can both challenge beginners and advanced trainers are planks, push-ups and squats.