Normally I'd be following a typical freeweight strength training program, like Stronglifts 5x5, but lately I have found the necessity to go to a gym is a bit of a problem. Also, I will be leaving for some delegations at work in the following months, so going to a gym will be very inconvinient or even impossible.
Im thinking of switching to a bodyweight strength training program - that way I could exercise anywhere, anytime.
I want to replace a 5x5 program with bodyweight exercises
I want to reach the same goals doing 5x5 helps accomplish. I want to gain strength and overall fitness. Im also in the process of getting leaner, but thats what my diet takes care of.
But I have a few doubts about all this.
- Is bodyweight training effective for strength and muscle gain?
- Are there muscle groups that such a training plan does not properly adress?
- Are bodyweight programs easy to adjust in terms of how hard they are, and is it easy to measure progress (like 2,5kg increments in 5x5)
Id be happy if you could provide me with a program that could fufill my expectations.
Ive read the bodyweight leg exercises for strength/hypertrophy question, but its far from being a complete answer for my question.