Full bodyweight training – for better muscle endurance

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Do you have a difficult time making it to the gym to get your workout in? Or maybe you would like to find a way to work out that can increase the calories that you burn during your workout. Whichever is the case, you can get your workout in and burn more calories and not even have to go to the gym.

Today we will be talking about full body weight training for better muscle endurance and how this can be accomplished either in the gym or at home and we will be discussing the advantages of body weight training and how this can burn more calories while incorporating more muscle groups at the same time.

The advantages of body weight training is this will include more muscle groups working at the same time which will increase your productivity time as well as calories burned which will increase the benefits that you derive from your work out as well as weight loss.

Training for better muscle endurance:

How does body weight training increase your muscle endurance? Because body weight workouts can usually include higher repetitions than traditional resistance training, you receive the benefit of building muscular endurance. There’s a big difference between the ability to do a one-rep-max bench press and your ability to do 25 push ups, but they are both important for improving your fitness and strength.

Body weight workouts offer you the opportunity to train muscular endurance, as well as cardiovascular endurance. Because you have the ability to vary your intensity intervals, such as working out for shorter duration to long duration and increasing your repetitions per set and decreasing your rest periods.

Remember that engaging in body weight training doesn’t necessarily mean indoor training at the gym or at home, there are many other areas that we can engage in when it comes to body weight exercises.

Walking, climbing, hiking, and running are all body weight workouts. “cardio” doesn’t have to mean endless miles in the gym, it can mean engaging in your favorite outdoor activity a few times each week, and even switching them up with the farmers’ walk and obstacles.

In the gym:

Training at the gym there is a large plethora of exercises to keep a person training with max intensity without ever growing tired of finding something new and exciting to do. Aside from the typical indoor gym training like going for one-hundred laps on the treadmill, there is a few others you can add to your training agenda.

  • Deep knee bends
  • Lunges
  • Single leg calf raises
  • Sit-ups
  • Crunches
  • Leg raises
  • Pushups
  • Bench dips
  • Bar dips
  • Farmer’s walk

The list can go on, I tell you what, if you have any personal favorites that are not included in this list, please feel free to contribute in the comments section.

At home:

At home training is a great way to take advantage of body weight training because everyone is not always able to make it to a gym to workout and it is easier to establish a training program if you can do it in the comfort of your own home.

Especially with everything that is going on these days with the covid-19 nearly makes it impossible to go and work out at a gym. So your next step to Implement a favorable situation for working out is to train at home and not everybody has the equipment at home, so what better way to engage in training than with body weight training.

Burn more calories:

It should be a known fact that when you engage in body weight training, it can burn more calories because you are engaging your entire body and you are working more than just one muscle group at a time, so it only stands to reason that whatever type of training regimen you engage in, body weight training is a great way to go.

The higher the intensity, the more calories you burn and the more endurance you will develop. Swimming is an excellent activity to engage in for developing endurance. Increasing your stamina will do amazing things for your swimming. With increased endurance, you will be able to swim faster and for longer periods of time.

-A tip on increasing your endurance for swimming-

When incorporating strength training into your program, this will help you with utilizing the different muscle groups to power your swimming capacity. By working on your arms, back, core, and legs in the gym, you are strengthening them so that you can inflict more stress on your body without fatiguing too quickly.

This means longer pool time without getting too tired, and you should see improvements with your overall swimming performance.Convertkit, promotional

Increase your productivity:

It is also a great idea to engage in body weight training for muscle endurance because there are various things that you can incorporate to increase the endurance training aspect when you use body weight exercises.

One idea that you can incorporate are super sets, super setting body weight exercises is a great way to incorporate the aspect of endurance training into your program for muscle endurance.

Another way to incorporate muscle endurance into your program and prompting your training to be more productive is to reduce the amount of rest time between sets. If you spend less time sitting on the bench resting between exercises, this will dramatically increase your physical endurance and recovery time.

The better physically fit you are, the stronger your heart capacity, the longer you will be able to train, the better your metabolism and the faster you will be able to burn calories.


The door is virtually wide open to all the exercises and physical activities that you can engage in to develop better endurance.

Just to grab a few more ideas to get your creative juices flowing, climbing is a great way to build endurance and strength. I’m sure not everyone reading this is ready to go out and start scaling a mountain side.

Muscular endurance and strength of the arms and shoulders are beneficial for climbing. Research show’s that success in climbing performance is best explained by people who have good development of the arms, shoulders and forearms, rather than characteristics such as height and weight.

But not only strength is a determining factor whether you will be a good climber or not, endurance is a very big part of being a successful climber. Maybe everyone doesn’t want to be a climber, but scaling a wall can be an all new exciting way for developing endurance, especially if climbing is something new to you.

Another great way to build endurance is swimming. Swimming involves the entire body and especially swimming for distances can greatly improve your cardiovascular health and endurance.

I hope that I have given you something new and exciting to take away from this. Endurance training and body weight training don’t always need to be confined to only indoors, there is a wide spectrum of ideas that can take you outside and away from your everyday life, many of these activities can be spent with friends or family who have the same goals in mind.

Often it can be a good idea to supplement your diet with a good pre-workout plan. Take a look at a review I have about pre-workout supplements and decide for yourself.

I always enjoy hearing comments from my readers, so if you have any favorite ways of giving your endurance a good training, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

8 thoughts on “Full bodyweight training – for better muscle endurance”

  1. I would love to do some situps, but I can’t do any training right now due to a knee injury that is not healing well … I am afraid that the strain on my leg every time I do a push up might hurt my knee. I walk sometimes, though, not far, but a little bit, several times a day.

    I found the point you made about climbing interesting. I have always been a good climber, and although I don’t look like I am strong I have lots of strength in my arms and legs. So, I was glad to read that paragraph. I would have preferred to believe that I have a natural talent at climbing, haha 😉

    I wonder if swimming might help with my knee … I love swimming and it is such great exercise.

    • Thanks for your feedback, I can definitely relate with having injuries and keeping us from doing the things that we would like to do. Swimming is an excellent activity that should help with recovering your knee and leg. Have you tried engaging in any lite yoga activity?

      Climbing is a great activity for building strength, endurance and the cardiovascular system. I hope that your knee starts getting better soon and you can get back into the things that you enjoy like climbing again.

      I wish you the best and much success with your knee recovery.

  2. Without Googling it, I don’t know what a ‘farmer’s walk’ is – can you explain it for me? I don’t go to the gym – tried it a few years ago, but didn’t go often enough to justify the membership fee. But I do have an exercise bike at home and enjoy working out on that. And my house has three floors, ie two sets of stairs, with the office on the top floor, so I’m always going up and down stairs, and I usually carry something a bit heavy up/down with me as an additional workout. 

    I think the covid-19 pandemic will rethink many people’s attitudes to working out at the gym, and many may choose to workout at home instead. 

    • The farmers walk is like taking long stride steps dropping your leading knee to the ground with each step, generally while carrying weights or anything you have that can supply added resistance. If starting out with this exercise having never done it before, you can simply use your bodyweight.

      It sounds like you get a pretty good workout in with the physical activity that you are already engaged in. With the pandemic going on, a person can often become creative with all the activities they can engage in to keep themselves physically active and in shape.

  3. amazing tips on full body weight training for better muscle Endurance, exercising and bodybuilding doesn’t necessarily have to be done in a gym pass or buy so some of gym instructor, you can achieve all of this at home…. for me before to break out of the ravaging pandemic I do my exercises at home and trust me he gives me a lot of freedom, time and space needed to achieve my aim off exercising…

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  4. Hey nice article you have there. For one to yield the desire results in exercise. He/she must practice a perfect an accurate exercising. Having gone through the various tips and trainings highlighted in this article. I am convinced that it will definitely be effective towards achieving an optimal muscle endurance, if practice deligently. Keep the good work. Regards


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