Join us May 1 at Zoom+Performance for a free class! Jeremy will be presenting a full-body workout and sharing everything you need to know about strength training without a gym. You’ll learn simple, easy to implement exercises to do at home or while traveling, along with all the cues and coaching techniques to perform the exercises safely. Come sweat with us on a Sunday morning—parking in the Pearl District is free until 1pm!
What can people expect to learn at the class?
“Simple, easy-to-implement exercises for at home or on the road! A complete workout that is adjustable to any level of fitness and any space available. Plus the cues and coaching techniques to perform the exercises safely.”
Is it better to get one big chunk of strength training in or break up bodyweight workouts throughout the day?
“I vote consistency over volume. The benefits of regular exercise on all aspects of health are too great to ignore. The research shows it does not have to be a long duration or super intense. Ten to fifteen minutes everyday is better than the old ‘weekend warrior’ mentality of squeezing something big in on one or two days a week.”
What would you say to someone who is happy with their cardio workouts and doesn’t think they need to do any strength training?
“The benefits of cardio work and strength training are very different and a balance of the two will optimize health. Adding strength training to your regimen will help to build bone density, increase resting metabolism, and can be critical in long-term overuse injury prevention caused by repetitive movement patterns. Plus, by adding strength training, people just feel better and have more energy throughout the day.”
Are rest days still important when you’re strength training without weights? Or does your body recover faster from bodyweight work?
“The key to all exercise is challenge. If it doesn’t challenge you, it’s likely you’re not getting the best out of the exercise or yourself. If you truly challenge yourself, you’ll need rest—and that is where the improvement comes from. Work hard. Rest. Repeat. It applies to running, weight training, body weight exercises, and everything across the board.”
If someone wanted to purchase one or two pieces of equipment to support their home strength training, what would you recommend?
“I would buy a pair of 10 to 20 lb kettlebells and either a stretch band or a suspension trainer. A suspension trainer takes a little more work to set up because it needs to be anchored, but it adds endless exercises and movement patterns to your repertoire. (Find out more about suspension training on Jeremy Hyatt’s blog.) Kettlebells can do anything dumbells do and also have benefits thanks the way the weight is distributed in the bell and the ability to perform swings and other more explosive movements. A stretch band, similar to suspension work, can add resistance and load to many movement patterns and can be adjusted different exercises.”