Thursday, August 13, 2009

THE BIG 2-0-0!

This is the official 200th post of the Bodyweight Files. I started this blog up back on March 30, 2007 because I wanted to show anyone who'd be willing to listen that you you get get strong and healthy with nothing more than your body and nothing else. At the time, I'd used Bodyweight religiously for 4 years. Over that period of time, I've heard countless people tell me that you can't get strong without weights. It still happens to this day.

Now, I've said before and I'll say it again, I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST WEIGHTS OTHER THAN THEY COST MONEY AND THEY'RE HARD TO TRAVEL WITH. I do have a problem with many weight lifters. The truth is that you don't need them. If you want them, then that's another story. One thing that has changed since I started is that I do occasionally use some sort of weight in my training, usually stones or a kettlebell. Still, the overwhelming majority of my training is BW-based. I don't see that ever changing.

I'm very thankful for all of you who read my blog. It's satisfying to know that I've been able to help you all out, even if it's in the smallest way. It's gratifying to know that people probably cuss me under their breath while hanging from towels or attempting a single-leg wall chair. I also appreciate the comments, feedback, and conversations along the way. It's always fun.

So, thank you Ahmed, Jennifer, Nate, Alberto, Barb, Ed, Sally, Charles, Mike, Emily, Dave, Matt, Justin R, Elijah, and all the others out there tuning in from around the world. I've got more to come. If you keep reading, I'll keep writing.

Back to work...


Anonymous said...

mate, keep up the good work:)
I stopped going to the gym after reading your blog and started focusing on BW and cardio and its so much more fun and i get a better workout

yours in muscle,

Justin r. said...

I just got here a litle while ago, probably from rosstraining, but have been working my way thru your archives. Tons of good stuff here. Congrats on the 200 mark!

Barna said...

Congrats on your terrific blog man. It's one hell of a reference for us bodyweight enthusiasts. Let's hope we get to celebrate post 500 in a few years!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

No. Thank you!!
Although I don't comment on your blog regularly I read everything here and I always check for updates because I like your style of writing and your approach towards training. Congratulations on the 200th post!!

-Ahmed (Workout Warrior)

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work Justin. Many folks read but do not post.Perhaps you will be the one who keeps the bodyweight exercise method alive and vibrant as the years go by. There are not many young guys posting good info about this form of exercise. I think you have found your niche.
Mike Beasley

pierini said...

Hi Justin,

Been there and done that - the big 2-0-0 and am now approaching the big 3-6-5 as in consecutive.

I'm qualified, therefore, to appreciate your effort and your blogflection products. They have their own unique Justin P influence and that's very good.

Keep on doing what you have been doing, training hard and smart and writing, and continuing reaping the fruits of your labor.