Do you want a strong, powerful body that not only functions at its best but looks good too? Method Makia bodyweight training routines can trim inches and completely transform your body, not to mention your health.
Method Makia training benefits everyone! The truth is, if you want to blast fat faster and see real results from your workouts, you should be exercise on a regular basis.
We’re not saying every day – Two to four times a week is plenty to get the results and body you want. Add in a couple of HIIT training sessions, use our nutrition plan, and get ready to see some serious changes in the mirror!
Here are 8 benefits of Method Makia bodyweight training to get you started:
- Burn calories
Strength training may not be as effective at burning calories as cardio, but your strength training sessions can still torch around 180 calories an hour, depending on intensity and number of reps. If you’re strength training for weight loss, combine training with a quick HIIT session to create the deficit you need to lose pounds and tone up.
- Boost your BMR
Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the number of calories required to keep your body functioning at rest. The more lean muscle your body has, the higher your metabolism – and for each pound of muscle gained you’ll burn 35 to 50 more calories per day. HIIT exercises has also been shown to raise metabolism up to 25% for 24-48 hours after a workout, which means you’ll continue to burn calories after your session, even when at rest.
- Melt body fat
You’ve already become a calorie burning machine, but what about body fat? While cardio attacks fat while you’re running, swimming or jogging, an intense weight training session causes Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). Simply put, our HIIT training increases oxygen consumption after your workout, helping to break down fat stores in the body for hours after you’ve trained.
- Sculpt your body
While cardio keeps your heart healthy and helps with your weight loss goals, when it comes to toning and sculpting your body, cardio simply can’t compete with Method Makia training. However, you’ll only notice those ripples of muscle if you’re eating healthily alongside your workouts. Our nutrition plan is a highly effective way to burn fat, because it teaches the body how to use fat as an energy source in the absence of glycogen. Focus correct amount of protein and healthy fats to maximise weight loss, overall health and the results of your strength training program.
- Design your body
The great thing about our training programs is that you can target problem areas. Over time, you can change your body shape considerably – for instance a pear shaped body can be ‘evened out’ by training the lower body with lighter progressions, while saving heavier progressions for the upper body.
- Lower risk of injury and disease
Regular bodyweight exercises strengthen connective tissues and joints, which is important to prevent injuries derived from daily tasks or your exercise regime. Functional training routines also increase bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis, fractures and broken bones. We naturally lose muscle and bone mass as we age, and bodyweight training can help limit this loss. Muscles adapt to Method Makia training by becoming bigger and stronger, and bones respond by becoming denser, stronger and less prone to breakages.
- Boost endurance
Functional exercise routines teach perseverance. Completing heavy bodyweight exercises requires great mental strength, pushing through discomfort and burning muscles to hit the number of reps. Choosing to persist through an uncomfortable situation to reap the rewards is a transferable skill, and can contribute to success in other areas of your life. You may also notice enhanced performance in your sport, for instance you might jog your entire 10k route when you’d usually take a couple of walking breaks.
- Boost mood and bust stress
Last but not least, bodyweight training releases endorphins, which improve mood, reduce stress, boost energy and even fight depression. Method Makia training can brighten a regular day and help ease the negativity from a bad day!
Get started with Method Makia
You can do all the cardio you want, and while your heart will thank you for it, you won’t shape your body without some form of strength training.
That’s where we come in! We specialise in bodyweight training program design, using your own bodyweight and a few simple pieces of training equipment.
From training for beginners at home to programs for more active gym goers, we provide customised Method Makia workouts that target all muscles and achieve impressive results in a short space of time.
Take a look at our bodyweight training exercises list here. There’s plenty more where that came from – we have 1,400 bodyweight movement instructional videos on our system!
Ready to get started? Join us at Method Makia and let bodyweight training whip you into the best shape of your life.