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...