In “No Equipment, No Excuses,
bodyweight training for the home, office or on the road” there are over
200 photo’s detailing exercises and drills to strengthen and mobilise
every part of the body with nothing but your own body.
- How to get fit, loose weight, gain muscle and
take control of your body and your health without having to go to a
gym or buy any fancy equipment.
- How to turn your own body into a gymnasium
- Discover ways to exercise that require nothing
but a few feet of floor space, 5 or 10 minutes of spare time and a
sprinkling of will power
- Take control of your body
- Exercise anywhere, anytime
- Never queue for gym equipment again
- Save hundreds of dollars on your gym membership
- Burn fat
- Build muscle
- Quick workouts for the time starved
- Too busy to exercise? Think again with time
Q: What is the
most versatile and portable piece of workout equipment?
A: Your own body
I’ve seen my share of late night TV and once or twice
I was almost tempted to phone up with my credit card details to buy
whatever wonder gizmo they were pedalling that was guaranteed to burn
fat and have you looking like the models in the background (I repeat,
There was always a theme to the adverts (infomercials?!). It folds away
or has a compact design so it takes up very little space in the home, it
will burn fat and tone muscle in zero minutes per day, and it’s all for
10 easy payments of X hundred dollars/pounds/euro’s, regardless of the
Well listen to this for a sales pitch(Read aloud in a really annoying,
over excited American accent) :
“Welcome to the most Advanced and Versatile
training tool since the dawn of time, it’s so efficient it even burns
calories when you’re sat on the sofa watching TV.
It takes up no extra space in you’re house and there’s no need for
storage, it has no sharp edges so the kids can even use it. Maintenance
is minimal, and on the rare occurrence of a problem, it usually fixes
itself, given a few days rest. It’s also extremely portable so can be
used anywhere, any time. And best of all, it’s completely free.
Yes, that’s right people I said free. No I’m not crazy, I’m not giving
away old stock, the truth is, you already have one.
It’s your own body.”
Too good to be true eh? Not really, and here’s why….
For years I struggled to find a decent text detailing
the ins and outs of proper bodyweight training. I couldn’t find one, so
I sat down and wrote one.
I have spent most of my life working long hours, living in cramped
accommodation or away travelling (sometimes a combination of all of
them), this basically meant that gym memberships were an impossibility,
bodyweight was simply the only way I could train.
“No Equipment, No Excuses” is the culmination of the last 15 years
knowledge. From quick mini workouts on breaks at work to strength
sessions without weights on contract abroad to outdoor conditioning
sessions while backpacking across the globe, this book will give you the
tools to train wherever and whenever you like, without the need for
fancy gyms or heavy equipment.
The book contains descriptions for performing exercises for upper body
pushing and pulling, core strength, leg strength, with over 200 pictures
to accompanies the detailed descriptions. There’s a bonus chapter
offering suggestions on how to put together the perfect workout for
whatever your goals may be.
I’ve spent hours reading and researching training methods used from the
modern sports science perspective all the way back to the Spartan and
Persian warriors of history, I’ve spent even longer trying and testing
these methods on myself, introducing them to my classes to see how other
respond. I made the mistakes so you don’t have to.
You will be able to open the book and find ways of training and keeping
yourself fit, strong and flexible whatever life throws at you. My own
wife uses the techniques shown to get in workouts while our 7 month old
son has a nap and all her gym going friends are always commenting on how
lucky she is to regain her figure. Little do they know, it’s not luck,
it’s efficient use of the number one fat loss machine in the world, the
Fitness Coach / Martial Arts Instructor